As leadership goes, so goes the church

When Paul was on his way to Jerusalem, he stopped to meet with the elders of a church. Not just any church: it was the one in Ephesus, where he had stayed longer than in any other city. There are some vitally important truths we can learn from this meeting that is described in Acts … Continue reading As leadership goes, so goes the church


Thank you, Pastor Thompson

If you ask Howard Thompson why he wears cowboy boots with his suit, he’ll tell you about growing up in Stigler, Okla. But if you ask him about his passion in life, he will tell you about being a pastor. On Jan. 26, Howard Thompson will preach his last sermon as pastor of Burlington Assembly, … Continue reading Thank you, Pastor Thompson

The Primacy of Preaching

I had my first meeting yesterday after church with fourteen men and young men who want to learn about the calling and the work of preaching. We enjoyed lunch around the table in a classroom and for 90 minutes discussed the first eight chapters of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones' classic work, "Preaching and Preachers." I hadn't … Continue reading The Primacy of Preaching