This blog is an online space for members of Southshore Bible Church to initiate conversation by publishing thoughts and insights about God, life, Scripture, theology, discipleship, and other pursuits of faith. Our hope is that this blog will serve in the discipleship and sanctification of our local church. At the same time, we invite others to “listen in” as we seek Christ together. The general editor of this blog is the lead pastor of Southshore, Adam Brown. He is also a regular contributor.
My name is Adam Brown. I am married to Angie and we have a daughter named Selah. I was the Adult Ministry intern (2004-05) and pastor (2006-09) of Philpott Memorial Church in Hamilton, Ontario. I was the lead pastor of the Rock Community Church in Woodstock, Ontario, from 2009 to 2016. I am now the pastor Southshore Bible Church. My passion is to open the Word of God with people to reveal Jesus Christ as the centre and focus of all Scripture and History so that we can be transformed from one degree of glory to another. My education includes a Bachelor of Social Science, Political Science (University of Ottawa), a Master of Theological Studies (McMaster University), a Master of Arts in Christian Studies (McMaster Divinity College), and a Ph.D. in Christian Theology, Old Testament (McMaster Divinity College).
I am an evangelical who is rooted in the Reformed tradition. I support the theology, philosophy, and efforts of The Gospel Coalition (TGC) and Together for the Gospel (T4G). I strongly believe that likeminded local churches, elders, and pastors in Canada ought to increasingly work together beyond denominational boundaries.
I hold to a complementarian position with regard to manhood and womanhood and I believe that this doctrine, which is firmly rooted in the doctrines of Creation, the Trinity, and Christological Ecclesiology, is essential for life and discipleship in the local church. Other doctrinal commitments that I profess include the inerrancy/sufficiency of Scripture; election; eternal security; and church governance by a plurality of elders. Though I personally believe in historic premillennialism and believer’s baptism, neither of these doctrines inhibit me from enjoying the fullness of fellowship with other committed Reformed Christians of other eschatological or baptistic convictions.