Best Books for Pastors in 2023

By Alex Duke | 12.29.2023

We asked pastors around the world a simple question: what books did you read in 2023 that helped you be a better pastor?

When Did Multiple Services Begin?

By Caleb Morell | 12.20.2023

Before adopting a new practice, churches should always ask: what impact would this have on the church if continued indefinitely?

Top Ten 9Marks Podcast Episodes from 2023

By Sam Koo | 12.19.2023

The manager and editor of all 9Marks’ podcasts ranks his favorite episodes we’ve released this year.

Mark’s 2024 Reading Plan

By Mark Dever | 12.15.2023

Wondering what books to read in 2024? Watch this video as Mark Dever gives a 2024 reading plan with books from 9Marks, Banner of Truth, and others.

Wanted: Catholic Pastors

By Mark Dever | 9Marks Journal: Catholicity | 11.27.2023

Do you actively work to partner with other local churches to fulfill the Great Commission? Or do you act as if your church can take the gospel to the ends of the earth all by yourselves?

Black and White Church Catholicity

By Bobby Scott | 9Marks Journal: Catholicity | 11.27.2023

How can predominantly white and black churches work together without compromising the convictions of each?

Why Racist Churches Are Anti-Catholic

By M. Y. Emerson, R. Lucas Stamps | 9Marks Journal: Catholicity | 11.27.2023

Racism is a direct affront to Scripture, to the gospel, and to the Nicene Christianity that follows from them.

Same Health, Different Look: Ecclesiology in Historically Black Churches

By Welton Bonner | 9Marks Journal: Catholicity | 11.27.2023

You can build beautiful partnerships with churches that look different than yours if you look beyond the forms to see the elements.

What Catholicity Requires: Tightly Held Beliefs and Big Hearts

By Scott Logsdon | 9Marks Journal: Catholicity | 11.27.2023

How do we partner well with others when our convictions don’t align?

“Very Sweet Honey”: Basil of Caesarea’s Friendship with Syrian Christian Eusebius of Samosata

By Michael A. G. Haykin | 9Marks Journal: Catholicity | 11.27.2023

Eusebius’s friendship with Basil of Caesarea during the doctrinal watershed of the 370s is of vital importance and should be remembered in any account of the Cappadocian theologian’s formulation of the Holy Spirit’s deity.

The Great Commission Is Bigger Than Your Church

By Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Catholicity | 11.20.2023

The Great Commission is bigger than your local church. How should that shape your priorities and posture as a pastor?

4 Things to Remember When Talking About Your Church

By Alan Patrick | 11.14.2023

If you’re going to talk about your sheep, remember to tell the whole story.

How to Use Prayer Meetings to Promote Catholicity

By Ben Lacey | 9Marks Journal: Catholicity | 11.13.2023

Use your prayer meeting to help create Great Commission culture in your church, a culture that puts competition to death and extends friendship, hospitality, and generosity to other churches.

Six Marks of a Good Sermon

By Nick Gardner | 11.09.2023

How does a preacher know if he’s preaching good sermons?