The Accidental Reformation: How Luther and Calvin Reformed the Family

By Owen Strachan | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

Martin Luther and John Calvin represent two theologians of the Reformation, that Bible-driven movement so long ago, who promoted God’s vision for the family and led many to do the same.

The Conversation Behind the Conversation: How Ecclesiological Assumptions Shape Our Complementarianism

By Sam Emadi | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

Behind many of our complementarian debates are significant differences about how we view the church.

Essential and Indispensable: Women and the Mission of the Church

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

The essential and indispensable nature of women for the mission of the church does not depend upon any form of programmatic or paid ministry. It depends on what Christ has made women through dying and rising for them: disciples, witnesses, priests, fellow-workers.

Can Women Be Sent Out as Missionaries?

By Andy Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

So can women be missionaries? Yes, of course. But also yes to the biblical teaching on gender distinctions in the life of the church. The two are not at odds.

Five Key Texts and Pastoral Application

By PJ Tibayan | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

Here are five passages dealing with manhood and womanhood that we must teach and apply for pastoral faithfulness.

Seven Women’s Ministries in the New Testament

By Jonathan Rourke | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

Here are seven ways we can encourage women to use their spiritual and material resources.

Does the Bible Allow for Women Deacons? Yes, Says Tom Schreiner (with a Response from Alex Strauch)

By A. Strauch, T. R. Schreiner | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

Does the Bible allow for women deacons? Yes, says Tom Schreiner.

You’re Not a Healthy Church Unless You Care About Titus 2

By Sam Emadi | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

If your church doesn’t encourage women teaching women the Bible, then it’s not fulfilling Scripture’s vision of a healthy church.

Should Women Teach? Thoughts on Function, Office, and 1 Timothy 2:12

By Thomas R. Schreiner | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

Paul doesn’t merely say that women should not serve as elders. He also says that they should not preach and teach when the church gathers.

How Psalm 113 Changed My Life

By Rosaria Butterfield | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

How could a smart woman like me turn away from the work the Lord had already prepared for me? Isn’t it sinful not to use my gifts?

3 Reasons You Should Preach through Galatians

By Clint Humfrey | 12.06.2019

Many churches build up structures around the gospel that end up undermining the foundations of the gospel itself. If your church needs a major doctrinal cleanup, or if you’re concerned about a cracking foundation, Galatians can be the cautionary tale which your church needs to hear.

What the Psalter Should Teach Us about the Songs We Sing

By Brian Sandifer | 12.02.2019

Though our songs aren’t inspired like the Psalter’s, they can be just as theologically vast and emotionally diverse.

Giving Thanks for Jesus’s Gifts

By David Schrock | 11.28.2019

In Paul’s letters to the churches, we find a peculiar focus on giving thanks for the people whom Christ has given us in our local churches.

3 Reasons You Should Preach Through 2 Corinthians

By Travis Cardwell | 11.25.2019

Our culture tells us to play to our strengths. But below the surface, the stubborn reality of our weakness remains. What will we do with it?

Is the Slippery Slope Actually Slippery? Egalitarianism and the Open-and-Affirming Position

By Colin Smothers | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 11.23.2019

So, is there really a slope between embracing egalitarianism and endorsing homosexuality?