Western Seminary is partnering with 9Marks to put on a conference about building healthy churches, to be held at Hinson Baptist Church, March 31-April 1. Speakers at this conference include Mark Dever, Shai Linne, Todd Miles, and Michael Lawrence. In anticipation of this conference, Transformed sat down with Mark Dever (senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church, in Washington D.C., and president of 9Marks) for a chat.
Contrary to popular opinion, theology is not defined by intellectual scholars reading books or arrogant seminarians picking fights. The term theology means “the study of God.”
Over the coming months, Western’s Transformed blog will be partnering with Gospel-Centered Discipleship (GCD). This will involve Transformed publishing a number of posts curated by GCD, as well as GCD cross-posting select Transformed content. In light of this, today’s post includes a brief introduction to GCD.
Jesus made it clear in his Great Commission that we are to “make disciples” (Matt. 28:18-20). But how is this goal best accomplished? I would like to suggest that biblical discipleship takes place through companionship, preparing leaders to serve the church of Jesus Christ. Discipleship can be simply defined as “companionship in preparation for leadership.”…Continue reading Biblical Discipleship
In Part 1 of this series, I talked about four reasons why we should speak the gospel to one another. In Part 2, I would like to share four practical ways to speak the gospel to one another, as well as provide encouragement to speak the gospel with spontaneity and courage. The first two ways…Continue reading 4 Ways to Speak the Gospel to One Another