When Preaching is Not Your Thing… (Nick Kennicott)

Pastoral ministry is exceedingly difficult; and, anyone would be hard pressed to find a pastor who hasn’t entertained the thought of what life would be like if he were to do something else. Loving God, His church, and His people is a vital prerequisit…

The Rock Badgers Would Like a Word With Us (Robert Brady)

Starting with a crazy question, Danielle Spencer taught her children about God’s sovereign provision. Here is a brief part of their discussion: “Do you know what would happen if the world suddenly stopped spinning?” I asked my kids during our morn…

Continual Prayer for Revival (Michael Haykin )

In the last post on the revitalization of the eighteenth-century Baptists, we considered the way in which prayer was a central cause. The passing years did not diminish John Sutcliff’s (1752-1814) and Andrew Fuller’s (1754-1815) zeal in praying for re…

Are Some Sins Worse Than Others? (Nick Batzig)

One of my close friends was telling me about a recent interaction he had at a Reformed seminary with a student who was preparing to go into college ministry. In the course of their conversation, my friend and this seminarian entered in on the subject o…

Before You Go… (Chris J. Marley)

I have served the same small congregation for over seven years now. I am not one of those who would consider myself to have had phenomenal success in the ministry–by most metrics. We did not grow exponentially and send out a dozen missionaries and pa…

Faith at Work: Sola Scriptura (Robert Brady)

Tradition is helpful, but even Protestants can be guilty of treating Augustine and Calvin as a magisterium. This week, Dan Doriani encourages readers to have a proper understanding of Sola Scriptura.The difference between Catholic and Protestant teachi…

How to Discourage Your Minister in the New Year (Paul Levy)

I recently had someone come to see me who was struggling in their church. In all honesty it would have been hard to be more depressed by what they had to say. I had very little sympathy with their complaints and told them if they wanted affirmation I …

The Church That Jesus Attends (Nick Batzig)

A friend of mine was recently speaking to a pastor of a large congregation about how things were going in ministry. This particular pastor proceeded to tell my friend that a prominent public figure was coming to speak at the church he pastored. He the…

The Church Jesus Attends (Nick Batzig)

A friend of mine was recently speaking to a pastor of a large congregation about how things were going in ministry. This particular pastor proceeded to tell my friend that a prominent public figure was coming to speak at the church he pastored. He the…

2017: 10 Posts that You Loved Last Year (Robert Brady)

We looked at the most popular posts from across Alliance websites in 2017. Did you miss one of these last year? Do you want to read one your favorites again? Just click the article title! 10. Calvin’s Life: The Servetus Affair by Jeffrey…