Exciting Ministry Opportunity in Secular New England

If you’re the type of person who does not run from a ministry challenge but actively runs toward one, you’re what one could call a “gospel Navy SEAL.” Like C. T. Studd, you don’t want to live within earshot of a chapel bell; you want to run a rescue mission on hell’s doorstep (I quote Studd in [Read More...]

Ghosts of New England: An Essay on Ministry

Just posted a short essay entitled “Ghosts of New England” on the perils and prospects of gospel ministry in New England at Gospel Alliance New England. My friend Josh Cousineau, a church planter in southern Maine, runs the site.  Here’s a snatch: The sight that always catches my attention, though, are the churches, or rather [Read More...]

New England Pastors: Duncan and Anyabwile in May 2011

Great news for New England–just got this from Dave Ricard of the New England Center for Expository Preaching: “I was informed tonight that Ligon Duncan has agreed to join Thabiti Anyabwile at Island Pond Baptist Church for NECEP 2011 Pastors’ Conference on May 2-3, 2011. Pastors will be given first priority for seating since this [Read More...]

New England Ministry: An AP Report on Encouraging Developments and Discouraging Trends

From an Associated Press story linked on John Starke’s blog: Trinity College’s American Religious Identification Survey released this year showed New England overtaking the Pacific Northwest as the least religious region in the country. Twenty-two percent of respondents here said they have no religious faith of any kind, highest in the country. In a Gallup [Read More...]

The LEAD09 Conference: Chester and Dodson in Maine (October 9-10)

I wanted to give you more info on the LEAD09 conference I mentioned yesterday in my links.  Here’s a little more from the conference website.  Here’s what conference organizer Ramsey Tripp says about it: “Lead09 is designed to promote the gospel, community and mission of the Church—to answer the questions many of us have been [Read More...]

The Link 8.28.09: Street Basketball, Band of Horses, Lead09 Conference

1. Linked at Truehoop, the best basketball blog on the web, this is one of the best pieces I’ve read about the experience of playing basketball.  Don’t worry–I have read many. 2. Have you heard the song “The Funeral” by Band of Horses? It’s haunting.  I don’t know what it’s about. 3. Wondering what to [Read More...]

Comments on God Delighting in Small (New England) Churches

From Paul Buckley in Methuen, MA (check out his excellent, Christ-exalting blog)– “I pastor a Sovereign Grace Ministries Church in New England, King of Grace Church. Thanks for your encouraging post! Pastoring in New England has been a wonderful adventure of learning to glory in Christ and the precious folks he does give us and [Read More...]

Does God, Perhaps, Delight in the Small?

Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. –Matthew 7:13-14I think that God delights in [Read More...]


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