This article does not analyze recent cultural shifts, but reflects more broadly on how Christians should understand their identity in the world.
The key thrust of a new preface must be the same as that of all the genuine Reformed directories and service books: we must worship as God directs in His Word.
Church planting or not, the foundational nature of the word of God, the importance of evangelism, and shepherding the flock, are necessary and foundational tasks for all pastors.
Our glorious Lord has given us a mission and a powerful message to which he has attached great promises, namely the promise to use the proclamation of that message to raise the dead to life and to put the living to death.
Professor Charles Telfer explains that while the marathon of faith is difficult and tiring, we press on knowing that Christ is not only the founder, but the finisher of our faith.