Blog Category: Pastoral Ministry

10 Reasons Pastors Must Be Prayer Warriors

Nathan Busenitz | April 19, 2016

Here are ten reminders for pastors about the vital need to cultivate their personal prayer life, as articulated by notable ministers from church history. 1. True effectiveness in ministry comes not through methods, but through prayer. A. C. Dixon: When we rely upon organization, we get what organization can do; when we rely upon education, we […]

Preaching as an Act of Worship

Eric Dodson | April 7, 2016

When considering how to preach, we often think about certain words: faithfully, exegetically, expositionally, passionately, clearly . . . I’d like to take this post to encourage you to preach doxologically. Preach in such a way that drives you — and your listeners — to unbridled worship. Consider the example of Scripture. Paul, after discussing the faithfulness of God as seen […]

Conference Liveblog: Fri. Afternoon (Washer)

Joshua Daugereau | March 12, 2016

Note: Throughout the week, as we liveblog selected general sessions, we will be using a time-stamp method. This will give readers an approximate sense of key statements that were made throughout the session, as well as allowing them to trace the flow of the argument. (Also, if readers want to listen to any key moments by downloading the audio, […]

Conference Liveblog: Fri. Morning (Pennington)

Daniel Stevens | March 11, 2016

Note: Throughout the week, as we liveblog selected general sessions, we will be using a time-stamp method. This will give readers an approximate sense of key statements that were made throughout the session, as well as allowing them to trace the flow of the argument. (Also, if readers want to listen to any key moments by downloading the audio, […]

Conference Liveblog: Thurs. Evening (Mohler)

Eric Dodson |

Note: Throughout the week, as we liveblog selected general sessions, we will be using a time-stamp method. This will give readers an approximate sense of key statements that were made throughout the session, as well as allowing them to trace the flow of the argument. (Also, if readers want to listen to any key moments by downloading the audio, […]

Teach Your People to Suffer

Eric Dodson | February 29, 2016

My lovely wife and I were sitting in a parenting class at church, when the chairman of the elder board came and asked for us. Actually he asked for “the parents of Calvin Dodson.” Slightly embarrassed, thinking our little one must have thrown a fit, or done something else to show we really needed the […]

Hymns of Grace

TMS Staff | December 2, 2015

The Master’s Seminary, in conjunction with Grace Community Church, is pleased to announce the publication of a new hymnal: Hymns of Grace. Speaking of the vital importance of hymns in the life of the church, John MacArthur writes: Hymns are wonderful didactic tools, filled with Scripture and sound doctrine, a medium for teaching and admonishing one another, […]

Transforming Homosexuality

Eric Dodson | November 19, 2015

Book Review: Transforming Homosexuality: What the Bible Says About Sexual Orientation and Change, by Denny Burk & Heath Lambert (P & R Publishing, 2015) Perhaps no subject is more hotly debated in today’s society than the issue of homosexuality. This topic has dominated political debate and public discourse for much of the past decade, if […]

Reconsidering the Term ‘Incarnational’

George Lawson | October 9, 2015

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us. (John 1:14) Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil. (Heb. 2:14) Maybe I’m just old fashioned. I still […]

How Long Should You Stay at Your Church?

Paul Lamey | October 8, 2015

With sweat pouring down my cheek, my father said to me: “Put your head down; focus on the path before you. Don’t look to the right or the left. Take your time. Don’t finish quick but finish well.” This is how my dad taught me to mow the lawn. His advice is also relevant to […]

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