How Much Does Your Church Give?

How much does your church give? James M. Renihan The churches of our Association are very generous in their support for Gospel work. Whether it is foreign missions, special projects, or the [...]

What’s happening with preaching? Who said this?

In a sermon titled “The Last Judgment” a well-known preacher begins with these words: “IT is the case that the pulpit appears sometimes in our days degraded almost to the level [...]

Theology and the Theological Seminary

Theology and the Theological Seminary James M. Renihan In Jude’s brief epistle we find two thought provoking statements: “contend for the faith once for all delivered to the saints” (verse 3); [...]

Who chooses Pastors?

Who chooses pastors? Submitted by Prof. Renihan It seems strange to me that some churches have adopted a method of choosing pastors/elders which bypasses any direct involvement of the [...]

Fred Malone on the Reformed Pastor: What do you Believe?

How can a pastor who wants to be biblical in his life and ministry pursue such a calling in the third millennium? He Must Hold to Reformed Theology for Himself. Paul told Timothy: “Pay [...]

Fred Malone on The Reformed Pastor (Introduction)

This article was written by IRBS Senior Fellow Dr. Fred Malone and published in Founders Journal, Winter 2000, pp. 10-16. The original may be found here: [...]

The Gifts for Church Government: Deacons

Alongside of pastors, Christ gives to his church deacons. What is a deacon? The answer is quite simple, he is a servant. The term is used frequently in the New Testament, but most of the time it [...]