Category Archives: leadership

Book Review: Towards Baptist Catholicity

Steven R. Harmon. Towards Baptist Catholicity: Essays on Tradition and the Baptist Vision (Studies in Baptist History and Thought Volume 27). Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2006. There are objectively good books (well researched, beautifully written, well structured, etc), and there … Continue reading

Posted in Baptist, books, church, history, leadership, liturgy, practical theology, Stuff I Like, theology, worship | Leave a comment

Book Review: Paul and Gender

Cynthia Long Westfall. Paul and Gender: Reclaiming the Apostle’s Vision for Men and Women in Christ. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016. “Of making many books there is no end” (Eccl. 12:12). Sometimes this is how it feels with the debates … Continue reading

Posted in books, culture, egalitarianism, leadership, New Testament, Paul, practical theology, Stuff I Like, theology | 2 Comments

Book Review: Excellent Preaching

Craig Bartholomew. Excellent Preaching: Proclaiming the Gospel in its Context & Ours. Bellingham: Lexham Press, 2015.* Preaching well is a goal of every Pastor. But what does excellent preaching look like, what does it do, and how do we do … Continue reading

Posted in books, church, leadership, practical theology, preaching, sermon | 1 Comment

“If You Consider Me a Partner”: Koinonia as the basis of the Christian Life

Sunday, July 17, 2016. “If You Consider Me a Partner”: Koinonia as the basis of the Christian Life (Philemon 12-17)   Sources: F.F. Bruce. The Epistles to the Colossians, to Philemon, and to the Ephesians (NICNT). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1984. James D.G. Dunn. The Epistles … Continue reading

Posted in church, discipleship, gospel, Kingdom of God, leadership, mission, New Testament, Paul, Philemon, practical theology, Sermon Podcast, theology | Leave a comment

Dear Friend and Fellow Worker: Getting Our Bearings with the Letter to Philemon

Sunday, July 10, 2016. “Dear Friend and Fellow Worker: Getting Our Bearings with the Letter to Philemon”   Sources: F.F. Bruce. The Epistles to the Colossians, to Philemon, and to the Ephesians (NICNT). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1984. James D.G. Dunn. The Epistles … Continue reading

Posted in church, discipleship, hermeneutics, Jesus, Kingdom of God, leadership, New Testament, Paul, Philemon, practical theology, Sermon Podcast, theology | Leave a comment

You Asked for it: Samson & Delilah

Sunday, June 19th, 2016. “You Asked for it: Samson and Delilah” (Judges 16)   Sources: Timothy R. Ashley. The Book of Numbers (NICOT). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1993. Philip J. Budd. Numbers (WBC). Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1984. John E. Hartley. Leviticus (WBC). Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1992. Barry … Continue reading

Posted in discipleship, ethics, Holy Spirit, leadership, Old Testament, Sermon Podcast, theology | Leave a comment

A (Sort of) Book Review: Mending a Fractured Church

Michael Bird & Brian Rosner (eds.). Mending a Fractured Church: How to Seek Unity with Integrity. Bellingham: Lexham Press, 2015.* It’s no secret that Christians disagree- sometimes with considerable harshness. It’s also no secret that the New Testament issues strong … Continue reading

Posted in books, church, Kingdom of God, leadership, practical theology | Leave a comment