When life is difficult what do you do? Most of us, if we’re honest, tend to complain. Pastor William Barcley, author of The Secret of Contentment, reminds us how God is offended by our grumbling, just as He was when the Israelites, who were without food or water, complained in the desert. Instead of just resigning ourselves to our circumstances or refusing to acknowledge them, Barcley encourages us to focus on God and His calling.
Dr. William Barcley is Senior Pastor of Sovereign Grace Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Charlotte, NC and Adjunct Professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary. Prior to his move to Charlotte, Dr. Barcley was Academic Dean and Professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi. While at RTS Jackson, he also served as pastor of Lebanon Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Learned, Mississippi. Dr. Barcley was Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts, where he taught from 1993-2001, after teaching several years at Gordon as a part time instructor. He has taught courses at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Andover-Newton Theological Seminary, and has served in a number of pastoral positions in the Boston area. Dr. Barcley and his wife, Kristy, have six children.