Why Is It Essential for Missionaries to Join a Church Where They Live?

By Scott Logsdon | 05.16.2022

Church membership is not only good for missionaries, it’s also good for mission. Missionaries are often portrayed as spiritual giants, but they need church care at least as much as any Christian.

How to Partner with African Churches Well: An Interview with Ken Mbugua

By K. Mbugua, M. Christ | 05.09.2022

„Western organizations land in places like Nairobi with the apparent aim of growing their brand. Churches like ours almost become a hindrance because we are already doing a lot of those things.“

How Should Missionaries Relate to Local Churches Overseas?

By Matt Rhodes | 05.04.2022

Low ecclesiology can cause confusion about missionaries’ involvement in local churches where they serve. Should we attend? Should we be members? For many missionaries, the practical answers are “no” and “no.” 

Why Your Local Church’s History Should Matter to Your Church Members

By Forrest Strickland | 04.25.2022

Your local church’s history is integral to your members caring for one another, for at least three reasons.

The Prosperity Gospel Loves God’s Gifts, But Ignores God Himself

By M. McKinley, S. DeMars | 04.14.2022

When you see a church or ministry that talks about God’s gifts but spends relatively little time talking about God’s character or our need to respond to him in repentance and faith, then you can be pretty sure you’re dealing with the prosperity gospel.

13 Pillars for Planting Healthy Churches

By Matt Rogers | 04.11.2022

What ingredients are necessary to plant healthy, strong, biblical churches—and sustain them?

Expressive Individualism and the Church

By Carl Trueman | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022

Like our sinful natures, expressive individualism is something that will inform our intuitions and our understanding until the day we die. So what do we do about it?

Do 9Marks Churches Foster Expressive Individualism?

By Ben Wright | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022

Few demographic tribes are more likely to “amen!” a critique of attractional church methodology than 9Marks readers. But are we guilty of cultivating individualism, too?

“You’ve Got Self:” How the Internet Cultivates Expressive Individualism in All of Us

By Samuel D. James | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022

The liturgies of assembled, embodied, gospel worship point us toward one set of beliefs and values, while the liturgies of Internet membership point us toward a different set.

What Does Paul Mean By “Quarrelsome”?

By Will McKinney | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022

A quarrelsome, contentious person wants to argue and fight the right issues, but they do so usually at the wrong time and in the wrong way. Does this describe you?

What Is the Root of Quarrelsomeness and How Does It Get Fixed?

By David Dunham | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022

A prideful and insecure heart will destroy a ministry, but a humbled heart can serve the Lord and his church well.

How Do We Recognize Quarrelsome People?

By Nathan Loudin | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022

The Bible expects us to discern quarrelsome people. But how?

What Does Proverbs Teach about Being Quarrelsome?

By Mark Redfern | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022

What can we learn from the book of Proverbs about what it means to be quarrelsome?

Are you Contending for the Truth or Quarrelsome?

By Paul Alexander | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022

So how do we tell the difference between fighting the good fight and just argumentative?

Summary of Carl Trueman’s, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution

By John Benton | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022

Haven’t been able to read through Trueman’s book? Check out this 5000-word summary.