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How to grow a contemporary church

July 5, 2011


Lately I’ve been reading and re-reading Alan Hirsch’s book, The Forgotten Ways. In his critique of Christendom & the modern church growth movement, he provided a stinging analysis of what he calls the “ministry mix” for growing churches: God’s gracious involvement aside, if you wish to grow a contemporary church following good church growth principles, […]

Why Johnny Can’t Preach

November 24, 2009


If you’ve ever taught a class at a seminary or undergraduate Bible institution, I’d bet you’ve said something along the lines of “I can’t believe these men are training for ministry, and yet they exhibit such sloppiness when it comes to a basic ability to ______________ (fill in the blank with any number of fundamental […]

Leading kids to repentance

August 29, 2009


I just finished reading Age of Opportunity by Paul David Tripp.  Tripp’s analysis of the teenage years is both theologically precise and practically helpful.  One of my favorite chapters, “Three Strategies for Parenting Teens,” has some great advice for helping cultivate a heart of repentance in our children. Tripp notes, “Rather than seeking to get […]

building purpose into our children

June 30, 2009


As I mentioned previously, I am working through a series of books on parenting. At the moment, I am thoroughly enjoying Tim Kimmel’s Grace-Based Parenting. Throughout the opening chapters I have been challenged to view my parenting philosophy through the eyes and heart of God – to treat my kids as He has treated me […]

family ministry book pre-order

March 12, 2009


I just got word from our editor that Perspectives in Family Ministry is now available for pre-order on Amazon.  The cost is about $15 and I think it will be out in the next few months.  Here is the description from the book’s cover: In Perspectives on Family Ministry, Timothy Paul Jones makes the case […]

Carson on the love of God

February 24, 2009


At the risk of sounding overly simplistic, I love to talk about God’s love.  The consistent theme of God’s love throughout the Scriptures frames everything for me: relationships, evangelism, justice, marriage, sexuality, ecclesiology, preaching, everything.  God’s love is all-encompassing and serves as one of the primary motifs in Scripture for the way we understand the […]

New book press

February 5, 2009


I am really excited about the release of my first book (contributing author), Perspectives on Family Ministry, edited by Timothy Jones and published by Broadman & Holman (scheduled to release in the Fall of this year).  I will be talking more about this in the coming months, but just wanted to point everyone to a […]