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Entries Tagged ‘Ministry’

The Ministry IS A Gospel Issue

My friend Kevin De Young wrote a helpful post addressing the question, “Who can baptize?” It’s succinct. His position is standard practice for Reformed churches as well as others. Laypeople are not to baptize, he argued. But what surprised me were some of the comments. Wow, did it open up the floodgates! Kevin’s post was seen […]

Mike Horton in Chicago Today

Mike is in Chicago today, speaking at the Henry Center at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. His 1:00 pm (CDST) lecture, “Ascension and Ecclesia: Promise-Driven Ministry in a Purpose-Driven Age” will be open to the public. For directions please click here. If you can’t attend in person, the school is live-streaming the event. You can access that […]

“Real-World” Church

SimChurch: Being the Church in the Virtual World by Douglas Estes Zondervan, 2009 256 pages (paperback), $16.99 In his book SimChurch: Being the Church in the Virtual World, Douglas Estes gets defensive about an accusation that no one seems to be leveling. I, for one, was only peripherally aware of the “virtual world” before picking up Estes’ book. […]

What makes a good resume?

We’ve all heard of resume-padding, but this is a little ridiculous: A pastor who regaled family and parishioners with tales from his time in the Navy SEALs is backtracking after his story turned out to be nothing more than a self-described “ego-booster,” according to reports. Without knowing the man, his ministry, or his preaching, it’s […]

Five for Friday

In the Land of Edwards In this week’s edition of Five for Friday, our blog interview feature, we welcome Rev. Stephen LaValley, a PCA pastor in Enfield, CT, the same town in which Jonathan Edwards preached his famous sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” If you know of a Reformation pacesetter that […]