Today I received my newest Sovereign Grace Ministries newsletter. In the newsletter was a link to an “in-progress” series of interviews aimed at pastors and church leadership. I just listened to the most recent one titled “The Pastor and His Time.” It was excellent. I hope and pray that pastors would find take advantage of this great resource. I plan on listening to the other ones as time allows. Here is the byline for the series:
“Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching” (1 Timothy 4:16 ESV). This podcast features a conversation on theology and leadership with C.J. Mahaney (president of Sovereign Grace Ministries), Jeff Purswell (dean of the Sovereign Grace Pastors College), and Joshua Harris (senior pastor of Covenant Life Church). Pastors in particular will benefit, but everyone is invited to listen in.
If you have not heard of this series, I would suggest that anyone who is a pastor, in a leadership position at their local church, or loves their pastor to listen to this. I have provided the link below.
Sovereign Grace Leadership Interview Series
November 14, 2008 at 12:27 am
Have you seen these blogs about SGM:
They tell another side of SGM that some are just becoming aware of.
November 14, 2008 at 10:45 am
Thanks for the comment. I did link to one of the sites you provded above. What I found was someone who has been hurt by a local church that happened to be affiliated with SGM. I think it is safe to say that there are many Christians have been hurt by their local church or pastor for many reasons and circumstances. We still live in a fallen world and believers still sin. The one blog author I read chose to leave that local church and that may have been a good thing. But to run a blog site for no other reason than to continue to confront or bring to light the offenses of a ministry is a waste of God given energy. This is my humble opinion. Anyone who has been wronged by any ministry or pastor should absolutely seek reconciliation. But if the reconciliation cannot bear fruit I believe they should move on. I have listened to many C.J. Mahaney and Josh Harris sermons, visited their web site, read about their ministries, have many trusted associations with others who have no problem with SGM, other than their charismatic bend, and I do not see or hear anything unbiblical. I will trust that God’s will be done.