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Leadership: Three Crucial Priorities for Shepherd Leaders

A couple of years ago, an individual who thought he might be called to pastoral ministry informed me, “I love to teach, and I want to preach—but I can’t stand people.” He went on to describe his dream position: to […]

Family Ministry: Learning to Do Less So That Parents Can Do More

Parents in your ministry don’t have time to disciple their children—or, at least, that’s the way many of them feel when they look at their weekly to-do lists. According to recent research in the field of family ministry, half of […]

Church History: Why Does Church History Even Matter?

Why does it matter if Christians know the history of their faith? Well, imagine trying to sustain a marriage with total amnesia, never fully aware of all the past experiences that you and your spouse have shared. Sure, it’s possible […]

Family Ministry: In Praise of Inefficiency

I saw something beautiful the other day while walking down Breckenridge Lane. In a front yard not far from my home, a young mother was removing a layer of leftover leaves from the fall in preparation for planting spring flowers—an […]

Apologetics: Was the Gospel Based on Pagan Myths?

It’s an accusation that’s been around a long time. Even in ancient times, critics of Christianity noticed some parallels between Christian beliefs and pre-Christian myths. In the late second century, a pagan philosopher named Celsus charged, “The Christians have used […]

PROOF: Win Free CD and MP3 of PROOF!

July 22, 2014

On August 1, 2014, I will be giving away three free, signed recordings of PROOF: Finding Freedom through the Intoxicating Joy of Irresistible Grace unabridged on compact disc. Here’s how you can win: Anytime between now and August 1, post […]

PROOF: The Pirates are Coming

July 11, 2014

PROOF and the doctrines of grace are the theme for this year’s Vacation Bible School at Sojourn Community Church—and it’s all wrapped up in a high-seas pirate adventure! Look carefully in the video, and you’ll see PROOF coauthor Timothy Paul […]

PROOF: Cutting through the Confusion about What to Call “the New Calvinism” (Part 3)

June 26, 2014

For part one of this series on naming the “New Calvinism,” click here. Click here for part two. The Unintended Disembedding at the Synod of Dort All this semantic wrestling does, however, bring up another question—one that I think we […]

PROOF: Cutting through the Confusion about What to Call “the New Calvinism” (Part 2)

For part one of this series on naming the “New Calvinism,” click here. A Trinity of “Neo’s”: Neo-Calvinist, Neo-Puritan, Neo-Reformed The relatively recent introduction of “neo-Calvinist” to describe the latest resurgence of interest in Reformation theology has muddied the semantic […]

PROOF: Old Debate, New Day

June 24, 2014

It’s an old debate. Calvinism, Arminianism, five points, Reformed, non-Reformed, New Calvinism, Neo-Arminian—and it’s a question worthy of ongoing discussion. The Sojourn Network would like to invite you to Missio Dei Church in Chicago for an important event highlighting this […]