The Church Should Sing for Heaven’s Sake: When and Why We Stopped Singing about Heaven, and How to Start Again

By Matthew Westerholm | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

Churches that neglect heaven don’t serve their members well because they make promises they cannot keep.

What to Do While You Drive To Church

By Derek Minton | 12.18.2020

How long does it take you to get to church? Here are three things to do on your way.

Shepherds Are Shaped by the Sheep

By Jason Seville | 12.11.2020

We are examples to the flock (1 Pet 5:3), but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn from those around us. It’s a tragedy when pastors surround themselves with “yes men” or place themselves at the untouchable top of an org-chart.

Best Books for Pastors in 2020

By Sam Emadi | 12.10.2020

We asked pastors around the world a simple question: what books did you read in 2020 that helped you be a better pastor?

“What Exactly Should We Be Looking For?”: Reflections on My Recent Search for a Church

By Simona Gorton | 12.07.2020

If you’re looking for a church, I invite you to ask some of the same questions we asked and to examine a few of the principles laid out in Scripture.

3 Lessons from a Recent Pastoral Transition

By Erick Loh | 12.04.2020

Transitions aren’t easy, and your cultural context may present your church with unique challenges. Yet transitions also remind us that the church fundamentally belongs to Christ.

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.