Church Growth is Dead?

Pastor Marty Fields of Westminster Presbyterian Church believes that it is: The first crack in the church growth edifice came a couple of years ago when church growth advocate George Barna expressed frustration that – since the full-blown implementation of church growth principles 20 years ago – there has been no net growth in the Christian church to speak of; …

A rebuke worth noting

“When you have to come to a Methodist for a biblical sermon, that’s pitiful.” HT: Pistueo Those are the sobering words of William H. Willimon, a self-designated liberal preacher who offers a well-deserved rebuke of “conservative” preachers who, despite all their arguments for “connecting”, meeting “felt needs”, “contextualizing”, and (insert fadish buzzword here), have ended up sounding indistinguishable from liberal …

And Jesus said to him, “Starve my lambs”

In contrast to John Ryland’s profound thoughts on the office of Christian preacher, I would like to share a clip from a modern pastor who mocks nameless congregants for wanting to go deeper into God’s word: HT: The Museum of Idolatry In this clip, after mocking the congregant by using a derogatory word against them, Perry Noble, demonstrating pastoral patience …

S. P. Tregelles Has a Word for Today’s Post-Evangelicals on Sentimentalism

S. P. Tregelles was one of the most noted 19th century Greek scholars. His observations back then still holds true today. He keenly writes, [I]t has been painful to hear earnest and real desire definitely to study the Word of God regarded and termed by some, as being “occupied with the letter of Scripture.” But do those who say this …