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.

The Beauty and Power of Catholicity in Politically Charged Times

By Collin Hansen | 9Marks Journal: Catholicity | 11.27.2023

Jesus commands his followers to love their enemies. In our politically charged times, that’s when the world sees the beauty and power of the gospel.

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?

Church Planting Is Rarely Rapid

By Matthew Spandler-Davison | 9Marks Journal: Church Planting | 11.07.2023

There are two great threats to gospel work in the world’s poor and unengaged communities today: the prosperity gospel and the encouragement toward rapid multiplication.

Equipping Women for Church Planting

By Sharon Dickens | 9Marks Journal: Church Planting | 11.07.2023

Equipping women well and releasing them to serve surely benefits the home and church.

Why Bad Polity Hurt My Church Plant

By Phil Newton | 9Marks Journal: Church Planting | 11.07.2023

Labor on developing polity before starting a church.

Preaching in a Church Planting Context

By Clint Darst | 9Marks Journal: Church Planting | 11.07.2023

As you step into the laborious, weighty, joyful, and glorious work of church planting, I offer you four simple encouragements.

Five Trends in Church Planting

By M. Rogers, P. Newton | 9Marks Journal: Church Planting | 11.07.2023

Trends should become norms only when they arise from biblical roots.