Mark’s Top 200 Books (besides the Bible!)

With so many books at our fingertips, it can be tough to find theologically sound, biblically rich, spiritually edifying works that stand the test of time. I get asked regularly to recommend books on a variety of topics pertaining to theology, apologetics, marriage and family, biblical studies, and ethics, among others. Because of this, I have put together this list of my top 200 books (besides the Bible) to help those who desire to stretch themselves and grow biblically, theologically, and in deeper, more intimate communion with God. Some of these books are more academic than others, so you will want to look up each book online to get a more detailed description and overview. That said, I r

Where do I fit?: Finding an (imperfect) church to give your life to

I know the challenges that come with trying to find a church that fits. I was born and raised in the Christian Church tradition only to become fascinated in my college years with the history, beauty and wonder of Anglicanism. My stint as an Anglican was a short one as I was soon swept away by John Calvin and a whole host of humble, godly, thoughtful Presbyterians. But then there was that darn infant baptism thing. This sent me down the road to where I would eventually land. You probably guessed it already. I eventually found my home as good ol’ Baptist, where I now joyfully live and serve the Lord as a church member and pastor. While I praise God for all of the ways He used these different d

Guest Preaching: 7 Essential Things To Remember

One of the things our church is passionate about is raising up faithful preachers of the Word. As a result, we are often contacted by churches in need of pulpit supply for a Sunday or two. In order to help our guys make the most of this opportunity, we remind them of these seven essentials to effective guest preaching. I hope these are helpful for you and those you are raising up as well. - M Guest Preaching: 7 Essential Things To Remember I'm not sure there is a greater honor this side of heaven than being asked to be a guest preacher in a church. To encourage a congregation through the preaching of God's Word? Wow. What a humbling privilege and joy. Of course, there are those who do it wel

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