Replacing Christ with Spiritual Growth

Are there times when our desire for spiritual growth could hinder us from walking in the truth of the gospel? For Christians serious about making progress in their spiritual lives, such a question sounds either intuitively wrong-headed or so easy to answer that it doesn't even merit a response. Growth in godliness and right affections is one of … Continue reading Replacing Christ with Spiritual Growth

Two Lessons Learned from John Piper's 'Brothers, We are Not Professionals'

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'