‘Instead of the cool church full of people who look like models, find the most faithful church full of people who are growing to look like Jesus. Instead of the church where everyone shares the same tastes in style and music, find the church where everyone shares a passion for Jesus, his Word, and pursuing holiness.’
John Piper gives an answer here.
It’s always difficult to know when, or if, it is right to leave pastoral ministry. This one offers some practical suggestions to figure out whether it is time to go or right to stay.
I heard George Verwer speak as a young teenager at a rally of a mission organisation in London as a young teenager. Everything in this lovely obituary rings true. I’m not sure I much like the term “mission mobiliser” but I’m can’t think of a better one for this particular man.
That friend, it turns out, is me! Unless you think any training of women is a lurch to egalitarianism, there really wasn’t anything in my original post that would lead you to conclude I am sliding away from complementarianism any time soon. Happily, my friend agrees.
I think these four things are about right.
‘David Robertson recently published a post on his blog outlining 10 reasons why he baptised his baby granddaughter. These are the same reasons he baptised his own children… He isn’t trying to get into an argument with anybody but wants us (I assume particularly Baptists) to understand his position… I thought it would be interesting and helpful to explain why, from my Baptist point of view, his ten reasons do not convince me of the position he advocates.’