7 Reasons to Preach through 2 Peter

By Garrett Kell | 11.30.2020

Growing in grace. That’s what 2 Peter is all about. Here’s why you should preach through it.

Biblical Eldership and Global Missions: A Vital and Necessary Union

By Phil Remmers | 11.24.2020

Divorcing ecclesiology from missiology has produced bad fruit. But there is hope. Scripture provides clear directions on how to move forward.

Should Your Church Comply With New COVID-19 Orders? Perhaps This Memo Will Help.

By 9Marks | 11.23.2020

Editor’s note: The following memo was written by an elder of a mid-Atlantic church to his fellow elders. The author, formerly a law clerk for a Supreme Court justice, presently works as an attorney and has graciously agreed to let us reprint it here. * * * * * To:         The Elders Re:         […]

The Government Says We Can’t Sing! What Should We Do? (A Forum)

By Jonathan Leeman | 11.19.2020

A few different pastors offer a few different perspectives on what to do when the government tells churches they can’t sing.

Six “Silver Linings” Amid the Dark Clouds of a Global Pandemic

By Brian Parks | 11.16.2020

Even in the most difficult times, God is at work.

Do Virtual Churches Actually Exist?

By Jonathan Leeman | 11.09.2020

Christian, you and I can “download” biblical truths virtually. Wonderful. Yet we cannot feel and experience and witness those truths becoming enfleshed in the family of God.

Three Lessons on Church Size from the Westminster Assembly

By Caleb Morell | 11.06.2020

According to the Westminster Divines, church size depends on at least three things.

Don’t Demonize, Show Honor: Responding to Others After This Election Ends

By Jonathan Leeman | 11.03.2020

Pastors, here’s my advice no matter who wins or loses: don’t demonize anyone, but show honor to everyone. 

How Formal Membership Makes the Church a Family

By Caleb Greggsen | 11.02.2020

If you want the church to feel like a family, commit to formal church membership.

There’s No Such Thing as “Retiring” From Ministry

By David Gough | 10.26.2020

Time and circumstances may require that our venues and our tasks are altered. But as long as we’ve been granted the ability to serve, we must strive to fulfill the ministry to which God has called us, equipped us, and employed us for his glory.

4 Reasons You Should Preach through 1 Peter

By Matthias Lohmann | 10.21.2020

If you want to help your people prepare for our rapidly secularizing and increasingly hostile culture, preach through 1 Peter.

3 Reasons to Preach through James

By Noah Braymen | 10.05.2020

The way that leads to trouble often seems harmless and at times helpful. The book of James brings sinners back from the By-Path Meadows of sin to the narrow way of Christ that leads to life (Matt. 7:13–14)

What Makes a Vote Moral or Immoral? The Ethics of Voting

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

When I refer to the ethics of voting, I mean I’m interested in what makes a vote sinful or permissible. I’m not asking what makes a vote good or wise.

Pastoring with Certainty in Uncertain Times

By Zach Schlegel | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

How do we pastor a congregation with conflicting sets of political certainties? How do we maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Eph. 4:3) without compromising what’s true?

Binding Consciences: Why We Do It, How We Do It, and Why It’s So Dangerous

By Brad Littlejohn | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

We must defend Christian liberty without falling into relativistic complacency. But when we hastily conflate all our conclusions with all God’s commands, we endanger our own consciences and those of our brothers and sisters.