John Piper’s Brothers, We Are Not Professionals is simultaneously a challenging and encouraging read. Pastoral ministry is serious work. It is not to be taken casually or viewed as a less strenuous alternative to a other professions. It is a glorious, demanding, painful, thrilling, satisfying endeavor with eternal ramifications. Pastors are charged with the accurate handling of God’s … Continue reading Two Lessons Learned from John Piper's 'Brothers, We are Not Professionals'
Martin Luther described the doctrine of justification---the topic of this book---as the article of faith that determines whether the church is standing or falling. Speaking of Luther, James Buchanan writes, By this he meant that when this doctrine is understood, believed, and preached, as it was in New Testament times, the church stands in the … Continue reading ‘The God who Justifies’ by James White