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by Brian Brodersen - 9 months 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 - 9 months 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 - 9 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 - 10 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...

by Brian Brodersen - 11 months ago

Things That Matter: Pastoral Ministry: The Pastor as a Student

How has being a pastor shaped you as being a student in God's Word? And what does that look like on a practical level? Currently, Pastors Brian Brodersen, Richard Cimino and John Hwang discuss Pastoral Ministry on this miniseries panel discussion. We are focusing on the second part, “The Pastor as a Student,” on this episode of “Things That Matter.”

by Brian Brodersen - 11 months ago

Things That Matter: Pastoral Ministry: The Pastor as a Christian

Am I seeking Jesus? Am I preaching to myself, as well as to other people from the pulpit? Welcome to a new miniseries on pastoral ministry with Pastors Brian Brodersen, John Hwang and Richard Cimino. This first installment is titled, “The Pastor as a Christian.”

by Brian Brodersen - 1 year ago

Things That Matter: Wisdom & Grace in the Age of Outrage

Welcome to a new season of “Things That Matter!” We look forward to sharing many discussions on theology, culture and current events! Host Pastor Brian Brodersen is joined with Dr. Ed Stetzer of Wheaton College and “Christianity Today,” as they discuss the rise of social media and its effect on evangelicalism, particularly in American culture. Dr. Stetzer has written a book, “Christians in the Age of Outrage” and ...

by Brian Brodersen - 1 year ago

Christmas: God’s Great Rescue Mission

"'She will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.' … All this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: 'Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,' which is translated, 'God with us'” (Matthew 1:21-25). Today...

by Brian Brodersen - 1 year ago

Things That Matter: The Use and Abuse of Power in the Church

To close this season of “Things That Matter,” host Pastor Brian Brodersen interviews Kyle Strobel, professor at Talbot Seminary and coauthor of the book, “The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb: Searching for Jesus' Path of Power in a Church that Has Abandoned It.” Kyle and Brian discuss insight from great preachers and theologians, such as Jonathon Edwards, J.I. Packer and more! Kyle also defines spiritual for...