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Top 12 Pastor Blogs to Help Deepen Your Faith

I love blogs! I love that all the content I want is sent to me so I can read it on my time. I enjoy every morning that I get to sip a nice cup of coffee and read all the blogs I subscribe to. Today I wanted to share part of my list with you.Β  If you want to dive deeper into the minds of some of the most innovative or knowledgeable pastors in America, then this list is forΒ  you. Each of these blogs are updated on a regular basis. They all provide good resources, relevant content, and will challenge you. I hope you add all these Pastors to your blog lists!

The Resurgence Blog – Mark Driscoll
Mark Driscoll is the pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, WA. The blog is updated daily with a lot of good resources, tools, books to read, and leadership information.

Desiring God – John Piper
John Piper is the Pastor for Preaching at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Blog is updated almost daily. Lots of good information, resources, and teaching.

The Village Church – Matt Chandler
Matt Chandler is the pastor at The Village Church in Highland Village, Texas. His blog is not updated as often as I would like, but posts are very good and offer a lot of insight.

Ed Stetzer
Ed Stetzer is currently interim teaching pastor of First Baptist Church of Hendersonville, TN. His blog is updated almost daily and provides a lot of strong content in his posts.

Sovereign Grace Ministries – C.J. Mahaney
C.J. Mahaney leads Sovereign Grace Ministries and his blog is updated almost daily. Lots of good resources here!

Brian McLaren
Brian D. McLaren is an author of many books including: Finding Our Way Again. His blog is updated daily. Lots of good information.

Darrell Brock
Dr. Darrell Bock is Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. His blog has a ton of resources!

Lifechurch.tv – Craig Groeschel
Craig Groeschel is the founding and senior pastor of LifeChurch.tv. This blog is updated all the time with very relevent information for pastors.

Perry Noble
I am Perry Noble, Senior Pastor of NewSpring Church in South Carolina. Blog is updated almost daily, and has a lot of good information.

Church Leader Insights – Nelson Searcy
Nelson Searcy is the founder and lead pastor of The Journey Church of the City located in New York City. Blog is one of the best out there for pastors. Tons of resources and information to help you out!

Steven Furtick
Pastor Steven Furtick is the Lead Pastor of Elevation Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. Good blog, updated all the time. Lots of good information.

Summit Church – JD Greear
J.D. Greear is the Lead Pastor at the Summit Church of Raleigh-Durham, NC. Great blog for church planting pastors! Tons of information about planting churches!

Resources to Bookmark:

Grace To You – John MacAuthur

Focus on the Family – Dr. James Dobson

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association – Billy Graham

14 replies on “Top 12 Pastor Blogs to Help Deepen Your Faith”

Hi and thanks for the links!

I was wondering whether these are blogs that you read on a regular basis. I ask because some of the pastors listed her consider each other to be heretics… just seems like an odd combination.

Any thoughts?

Hi Zack!

Yes I do subscribe to all of these Pastors and Teachers. The reason is, while they all might disagree in some degree theologically, but they all provide teaching that can challenge us. I like to see theology from various teachers, it helps challenge what and why I believe.

Great list! I didn’t know about a few of these. JD Greear is awesome.
I love seeing church leaders putting their thoughts and ideas out there for everyone else.

You guys should check out http://www.MinistryFeeds.com It has all the best ministry blogs feeding into this one site. Its a great resource and I thought I would pass it along.

CALLING ON THE NAME OF THE LORD?

What is the meaning of calling on the name of the Lord? Many assume that believing in Jesus and saying a form of a sinner’s prayer constitutes, calling on the name of the Lord. The problem with that theory is none of the conversions under the New Covenant support that assumption. Not one time is anyone ever told to believe and say the sinner’s prayer in order to be saved.

The apostle Peter on the Day of Pentecost quoted the prophet Joel, Acts 2:21 And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (NKJV)

The apostle Peter preached the first gospel sermon under the New Covenant. Peter did not tell the 3000 converts to believe and say the sinner’s prayer.

Peter preached the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. He preached Jesus as both Lord and Christ. When they heard this they asked Peter and the rest of the brethren what they should do?(Acts 2:22-37) Peter told them what to do. Acts 2:38 Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.(NKJV)

How did the 3000 on the Day of Pentecost call on the name of the Lord and become saved?
1. They believed that Jesus was both Lord and Christ.
2. They believed that God raised Jesus from the grave.
3. They repented. Repentance is a change of heart. Repentance means to be converted so that God may forgive your sins. Repentance is to make the intellectual commitment to turn from sin and turn toward God. (Acts 3:19, Acts 2:38)
4. They were immersed in water (baptized) so that their sins could be forgiven.

How did the 3000 on the Day of Pentecost not call on the name of the Lord?
1. They did not say a sinner’s prayer.
2. Not one person was asked to pray for forgiveness.
3. Not one single man was told to be baptized as a testimony of his faith.
4. No one was told that water baptism was a just an act of obedience.
5. No one was informed they were saved the very minute they believed.
6. Not one person was told that water baptism was not essential for the forgiveness of sins.
7. Not one person was told to be baptized so they could join a denominational church.

Jesus said he that believes and is baptized shall be saved. (Mark 16″16) Jesus did not say he who believes and says a sinner’s prayer shall be saved.

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