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by Brian Brodersen - 2 weeks ago

Things That Matter: The Pastor as a Contender

Today’s culture presents a uniquely intense time to contend for the faith. Pastors Brian Brodersen, Richard Cimino and John Hwang engage in discussion for how pastoral leaders can be properly equipped (and equip their congregation), in order to defend the faith. “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense…” (1 Peter 3:15)

by Brian Brodersen - 3 weeks ago

The War on Beth Moore: What Really Shapes Our View of Women Bible Teachers?

A few years ago, I ran afoul of some pastors in my tribe for allowing a woman to teach to an audience of both women and men. According to these men, I was in clear violation of Scripture by allowing such a thing. The context where all this occurred makes it even more interesting. It wasn’t at a church service but rather at a music and Bible festival that I’m involved with annually. For years, we held tea...

by Brian Brodersen - 1 month ago

Things That Matter: Preachers Need to Laugh

On this special episode of “Things That Matter,” we briefly take a break from panel discussion as Pastor Joel Turner of Mountain Springs Calvary Chapel in Canada traveled down to our studios to share about comedy for a preacher. Through his testimony, Joel reminds ministry leaders and believers alike that humor matters and is a useful tool to connect with people.

by Brian Brodersen - 1 month ago

Things That Matter: The Pastor as a Shepherd

On this episode of “Things That Matter,” Pastors Brian Brodersen, Richard Cimino and John Hwang discuss the essence of the pastor’s calling, as Isaiah 40:11 declares: “He will feed His flock like a shepherd; He will gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and gently lead those who are with young.”

by Brian Brodersen - 1 month ago

Things That Matter: The Pastor as a Counselor

One of the most important aspects of pastoral ministry is counseling. Pastors Brian Brodersen, Richard Cimino and John Hwang discuss the calling pastors have to give biblical instruction and advice, as it is an opportunity to connect people to the gospel. Brian, Richard and John establish clear definitions and terms that surround the idea of the pastor as a counselor, and much more, on this new episode of ”Things T...

by Brian Brodersen - 2 months ago

I Am the Resurrection and the Life

"I am the resurrection and the life" (John 11:25). Jesus' claim to be the resurrection and the life is so radical that it does not allow the hearer to hold a neutral position concerning Him. As C.S. Lewis said, "There are only three possibilities with Jesus: He is a liar, a lunatic, or the Lord." Any serious consideration of His words will almost certainly force one to admit,...

by Brian Brodersen - 2 months ago

Things That Matter: The Pastor as an Evangelist

On this special miniseries of “Things That Matter”, Pastors Richard Cimino, Brian Brodersen and John Hwang have been discussing topics on Pastoral Ministry. As a pastor or ministry leader, how do you process the command to do the work of the evangelist and do the work of your ministry? As 2 Timothy 4:5 declares, every leader in ministry has the responsibility of an evangelist, a herald of good news. Enjoy this ep...