Pastoral ministry can be a lonely place. But it doesn’t have to be. Years ago it was common for seminary professors to caution aspiring pastors about having close friendships.
Do you find yourself in a cyclical battle with sin? Next time you sin, stop yourself, and walk yourself through James 4:1–4.
A little over 13 months ago Christina and I unpacked our belongings and began settling into the northwest suburbs of Chicago. We also began a …
Mike and David discuss signs and wonders, spiritual gifts, and Biblical sufficiency.
It is true that people are lost and dying, and that we should be urgent about pursuing the lost, but skipping seminary in order to rush into ministry would be like performing a surgery without any schooling.
Let’s not forget while hearing the heartbreaking accounts of spiritually shipwrecked Christians that there are multitudes of faithful Christian brethren all around the world still persevering in their faith and staying true to the gospel, sometimes even under intense persecution.
Pat Nemmers and Chuck De Cleene discuss the importance of intentional evangelism.
Three common fears will eventually lead a church down the road to closure instead of revitalization.
While it is true that believers may struggle with sins, those sins should no longer define the believer: we must cease being what we were and become what we are.
A tribute to Dr. Warren Wiersbe (1929–2019).
David Gunn and Andy Woods discuss the coming Kingdom and its relationship to the Church.
A Critical Review of Andy Stanley’s “Irresistible: Reclaiming the New that Jesus Unleashed for the World.”
Mike Hess and Mark Vroegop discuss pastoral ministry, worship, and lament.
By Bob Stevenson Tomorrow, we celebrate good Friday. In our church, we gather to read the passion narrative and reflect on the event of the …
In the spiritual gift lists in the New Testament, some gifts were miraculously endowed and immediately exercised and some were non-miraculously, naturally inherited and used.
by Dave Cunningham Those of us who stand for the truth of God’s Word and vote with the Bible in our back pocket have been …
Unplanned is a film you need to see. It will change your perspective. It is not entertaining, but it does show in compelling fashion both what abortion is and how by God’s grace we can see change in those who administer and advocate its practice in our day.
David and Mike discuss the issues of ecclesiastical separation and secondary separation.
Many Christians know that Jesus said that we should have the faith of a child. But what does Jesus mean by this comparison?
On March 15 the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the district court decision and found that a housing allowance for church clergy does not violate the Constitution’s establishment clause.
Jon Jenks joins us to discuss the essence and nature of Biblical worship.
The Miracles of Jesus Christ John the Baptist (who did no miracle) was the new voice for God to Israel after the four sterile centuries …
Should Baptists celebrate Lent? Mike and David discuss this question by examining the history of Lent, New Testament teachings on food, fasting, and spirituality, and the sacramental context in which Lenten observance usually occurs.
The era of the Gospels began with the gigantic miracle of the virgin conception and birth of Jesus of Nazareth, the entrance of God in the flesh into the temporal order. This era closed with the most colossal miracle of all human history—the bodily resurrection of Jesus from the dead.
We often rehearse how we are saved by faith, but God has also called us to live by faith.
Mike Hess discusses challenges facing the Church today and the importance of sound hermeneutics.
By Kyle Dunham How important is biblical creation for one’s theology? Self-professed evangelicals increasingly say, “Very little.” A surprising number of theologians downplay its importance. …
By Nick Harsh Sunday morning. For some families, these two simple words call to mind a morning filled with chaos. For others, however, Sunday mornings …
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By Rolland McCune On occasion through the years one reads or hears of a great revival somewhere in the world, a sudden outburst of the …
The Baptist Bulletin podcast will debut next week! Join hosts Mike Hess (GARBC National Representative) and David Gunn (RBP Director) for discussions on theology, ministry, …
By Rob Green Years ago, I heard the phrase “perception determines reality.” I remember being confused. Reality is not dependent on one’s perception, I reasoned. …
Witnessing a son or daughter charging hastily into destruction is a burden so heavy even the most resolute parents despair of bearing it. But there is always hope in Christ.
The Lord is lord of all. Whether rain or snow, cold or heat, wind or stagnant air, hurricane or calm, the Lord is the one who continues to uphold all of creation by His mighty power.
Is it possible to “redeem queer culture” while remaining true to Biblical standards and terminology? The Revoice Conference thinks so, but it is a difficult concept to square with the Bible’s teaching on sin and redemption.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois—Following an overwhelming confirmation vote at this year’s GARBC conference, Mike Hess has officially begun his tenure as national representative of the Regular …
When we reflect each December day on the gift of God’s Son, we gain a renewed appreciation for the true meaning of the season and we prepare our hearts to celebrate His birth on Christmas Day.
This morning, terrorists struck the heart of Belgium. Why the cycle of hate and aggression? There are no simple, one-size-fits-all answers. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t any answers at all.
In the debate concerning evolution and the age of the earth, certain arguments I grow tired of hearing. We spend so much time dealing with silly ideas that we cannot move on to the real meat of the issues.
On Dec. 3 the New York Daily News published the headline “God Isn’t Fixing This” in response to the outpouring of prayer support for the victims of the San Bernardino shootings. So how should we think about this from a Biblically informed worldview?
On the evening of Nov. 13, Islamic terrorists struck at the heart of France. The attacks were as well-orchestrated as they were devastating: armed to …
In the midst of an increasingly ethnically diverse but under-churched population, Mountain Stream Baptist Church bills itself as “a place to belong; a place to become.”
What does it mean to be male or female? What does the Bible and general human reasoning say about this?
CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa. The Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics met on the campus of Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. The council’s stated purpose is “to …
The scientific community is abuzz this week with the announcement that liquid water has been confirmed on Mars. Of course scientists have long known that water is abundant in our universe (including on Mars), but specific evidence of a stable supply of liquid water has been lacking.
Every pastor has church growth–both spiritual and numerical–on his mind. Pastor Jeriah Shank examines four common elements of churches that experience healthy growth.
November 30, 1938. Surrounded by a throng of his fellow countrymen, a triumphant Neville Chamberlain held aloft a historic peace agreement.
By Bernie Augsburger “Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your …
2015 GARBC Annual Conference resolution, passed by voting messengers, Resolution of Appreciation to John and Hope Murdoch.
2015 GARBC Annual Conference resolution, passed by voting messengers, Same-Sex Marriage.
2015 GARBC Annual Conference resolution, passed by voting messengers, Our Connection to Christ.