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The Pastor’s Justification (Free Excerpt)

“What Jared has written here is, for me, an instant classic.”Joe Thorn

Ministry can be brutal. Leaders face discouragement, frustration, and exhaustion—and they often face it alone. Helping fellow pastors refocus on the gospel, pastor Jared Wilson here offers practical insights, real-life anecdotes, and in-your-face truth related to the ups and downs of pastoral ministry. Honest yet hopeful, this creative fusion of biblical exposition and personal confession will help pastors weather the storms of ministry by rooting their identity in Christ.

Endorsements for The Pastor’s Justification

“Wilson is one of my favorite thinkers. Of the books he has written, this one is especially edifying to me. He knows the highs and lows of our calling. His conviction, passion, and wit pour out onto the page as he shepherds those of us who are shepherding the flock.”
MATT CHANDLER, Pastor, The Village Church, Dallas, Texas; author, The Explicit Gospel

“Jared exercises his considerable pastoral compassion and skill to offer a fresh, much-needed word for burned-out pastors.”
DANIEL MONTGOMERY, Pastor, Sojourn Community Church, Louisville

“Jared is a welcomed guide for pastors who want off of the performance treadmill.”
DARRIN PATRICK, Pastor, The Journey, St. Louis, Missouri; author, Church Planter

“Pastor, you are not alone—your feelings of loneliness, fear, insecurity, and mediocrity are shared by all pastors, to one degree or another. Every congregation should want their pastor to read this book, and every pastor will want his congregation to do the same.”
BURK PARSONS, Pastor, St. Andrew’s Church; Editor, Tabletalk magazine

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Interview: K. Scott Oliphint, Author of “Covenantal Apologetics,” Interviewed by Justin Taylor

In what Dr. Albert Mohler calls “an arsenal of apologetic insight”, Covenantal Apologetics (July 2013) offers an introduction to Reformed apologetics, explores foundational principles, and gives guidance for talking with unbelievers.

Learn more about Oliphant’s “principles and practice in defense of our faith” in this extended interview with Justin Taylor:

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Video Time-stamp Index:

0:00 Why write an introduction to covenantal apologetics?
3:42 What are common missteps in evangelical approaches to apologetics?
7:31 What situations (if any) necessitate going on the offensive against unbelief?
12:52 What is the role of persuasion and argument in covenantal apologetics?
21:29 How can covenantal apologetics fight doubt within the hearts of Christians themselves?
24:41 Why did you include sample dialogues in the book, and how do you see these being helpful?
33:06 Closing Comments

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Five Ways Peace with God Changes Our Lives

Adapted from Andy Farmer’s Real Peace: What We Long for and Where to Find It.

That peace is hard to find shouldn’t be a surprise. Peace is the elusive human goal. We want peace. Really, we need peace, because we’re alienated from the one source of true peace in the cosmos—our creator God. And peace has come through the intervention of God in his own self-sacrifice—a divine atonement—that resolves the enmity between us and God. What does it mean for me, and for you?

We all have a story. What I hope you see is that all of our stories ultimately lead to the question of whether we know the Prince of Peace. That is the key to every human story. Religious people, irreligious people, spiritual or secular, we all need peace with God. When we have peace with God, it changes our lives. Here are five ways how:

Peace with God . . .

  1. . . . gives us ENDURING CONFIDENCE that things are the way they are meant to be between us and God.
  2. . . . gives us an ACCESS TO GOD by the Spirit that enables us to experience true peace in every trial of life.
  3. . . . has given us a PERMANENT PLACE in his community of peace that will shape the way we do life in a strife-filled world.
  4. . . . CREATES A PASSION in our hearts for his mission of peace among people who are still at war with him.
  5. . . . provides ENDURING HOPE that the peace we experience in part now will be all we know in eternity.

 

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May 22, 2013 | Posted in: Books,Fear and Anxiety,Joy | Author: Ted Cockle @ 9:04 am | (3) Comments »