Some Thoughts on What Unchurched People Want in a Church

Matt Pinson Ultimately the question of what unchurched people want in a church is very unimportant compared to what the Bible says people need in a church. But over twenty-five years ago, some church growth experts started telling pastors that the main impediment to their growth was their…

Cultural Analysis and the Dynamics of Leading Change in the Church: A Review

Jackson Watts In his Symposium presentation “Cultural Analysis and the Dynamics of Leading Change in the Church,” Rev. Dr. Jackson Watts tackles the tough topic of implementing change in a congregation. Noting shifting demographical factors like the graying and shrinking of the evangelical church, Watts draws a correlation…

On the Need for Theologically Rich Worship Songs

Matthew Pinson Why talk about songs on a theology blog, one might ask. But a theology blog is the ideal place to talk about the church’s song. That’s because the reason the New Testament gives us for singing in church is primarily about theology. The New Testament Reason…

Paul’s Address to the Ephesian Elders: A Review

Thomas Marberry Danny Dwyer has been an important part of Free Will Baptist work for many years. He has served as senior pastor for churches in Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, West Virginia, and North Carolina, and taught Pastoral Theology and Biblical Studies at Southeastern Free Will Baptist College for…

Multi-Site Church Polity: Congregational or Episcopal?

Matthew Pinson Recently my pastor and colleague at Welch College, Jesse Owens, texted me a tweet by the eminent Australian evangelical scholar Michael Bird, who tweeted the following about multi-site churches: “Thesis: Multi-site churches are not congregational, they are episcopally governed, the senior minister is a de facto…
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