Category: Church & Ministry

The Church is the People of God

To the New Calvinist struggling to serve in your less-than-ideal local church: Remember, the church is the people of God.

/ September 16, 2017

5 Lessons Learned by a First-Time Pastor

Guest contributor Jonathan Chong shares some lessons he learned during his first years of pastoral ministry.

/ July 12, 2017

A Prayer for Clarity from a Minister of the Gospel

Harry Reeder, prominent minister and member of the WTS trustee board, has been connected to a neo-Confederate group. What is the nature of that connection?

/ April 26, 2017

The Legitimacy of Ethnic Churches in Multi-Ethnic Contexts

Three realities that point to the legitimacy of ethnic churches in multi-ethnic contexts.

/ April 18, 2017

Ethnic Churches in America: A Conversation

Are ethnic churches biblically unfaithful? A fruitful conversation between Clark Fobes, Daniel Eng, and myself.

/ March 20, 2017

Shalom and Worship

The real reason that worship heals or strengthens weary hearts is not the song, the musicianship, or the performer. It’s the shalom that is created.

/ March 17, 2017

The Shepherd is Also a Sheep

Pastors are called to shepherd the flock of God. But when shepherds forget they are also sheep, they risk destroying their ministries and congregations.

/ February 10, 2017

Reflections on Chinese Missions Convention 2016 and the Chinese Evangelical Church

There are precious lessons from the Chinese Evangelical community that we shouldn't leave behind. Here are some reflections on a major Chinese missions conference and prayer points for the American Chinese church.

/ February 2, 2017

Reflecting on T4G’s “The Future of the Asian American Church”

Was it just me or was a big question largely left unanswered? Here are a few of my (very late) reflections on T4G's "The Future of the Asian American Church" gathering along with a gentle push for further reflection.

/ January 25, 2017

Book Review: No Little Women by Amiee Byrd

What does it mean to be a Christian woman? Amiee Byrd's latest book addresses this important topic and offers us her wisdom on the value of women in the church.

/ January 23, 2017