Gospel Relevance

Gospel-Centered Resources For The Gospel-Driven Life

4 Lessons I Learned About Pastoral Ministry from Francis Schaeffer

Not in person, of course. It would have been an absolute pleasure to meet and do ministry with Schaeffer, but I wasn’t around back then. That’s one of the reasons I’m thankful for good books because they put you in touch with the life and heart and mind of the author even when they’re gone. […]

Recommended Books on Pastoral Ministry

I recently read a list of recommended books on pastoral ministry from someone whom I greatly admire. While I have not read many of these books myself, I hope to be able to read them in the future. If you’re a pastor (or a prospective pastor) and you’re looking for a good book to read on […]

3 Repeated Charges Against The Early Church

The church today faces tons of criticism. I’m sure you’ve heard of some of them (and maybe even voiced them yourself). It’s important to note that while some of these critiques are legitimate (and others are not), this is nothing new. After all, the church has faced charges for thousands of years. Studying church history fuels my […]

The Bibles I Use When I Read My Bible

When I read my Bible, I almost exclusively use the English Standard Version (ESV), or, as some like to put it, the Elect Standard Version. When I branch out, I’ll use the NASB and NIV. I love reading my Bible. But I don’t use the same exact Bible every time I read it. It’s true: […]

On Giving Criticism as a Christian

Criticism — sometimes it’s warranted, other times, it’s not. Sometimes you will give the criticism, and sometimes you will get it. And if you’re particularly influential, you will receive more of it than others. Before you give biblical admonition to someone, first consider a few things. Have I prayed for them? Before you pass on […]