The Importance of the Public Reading of Scripture (1 Tim 4:13)

Here are the closing words of Phil Towner’s very helpful article, “The Function of the Public Reading of Scripture in 1 Timothy 4:13 and in the Biblical Tradition.” In view of the diverse media with which modern societies spread their messages today (e.g. television and internet), and in view of the ready access most believers […]

Pastors, Think Everything Else Relatively Worthless

John Calvin’s comments on the first part of 1 Tim 4:6: “Men often set before them some other aim than to approve themselves to Christ; many seek applause for their cleverness, eloquence or profound knowledge, and that is why they pay less attention to the basic necessities which are apt to produce less popular admiration. […]