What Should Pastors Do with Fear, Medication, & Addiction

By Edward T. Welch | 9Marks Journal: Counseling in the Church | 02.25.2010

Are psychiatric medications sinful? Are they wise? Are they wrong? How should we view such things?

Churches Raising Up Pastors – Capitol Hill Baptist Church

By Benjamin Wright | 9Marks Journal: Raising Up the Next Generation of Pastors | 02.25.2010

Here are the answers for the Capitol Hill Baptist Church internship program (submitted by Ben Wright). Capitol Hill Baptist Church is located in Washington, D. C.

Premarital Counseling, Pornography, and Marriage

By Winston T. Smith | 9Marks Journal: Counseling in the Church | 02.25.2010

I think one of the ways churches should work against the threat of pornography, very simply, is to start talking about it.

An Emerging Church Primer

By Justin Taylor | 9Marks Journal: The Emerging Church | 02.25.2010

We need to remember that we are bound by the Word of God to speak the truth in love. Some of us are so wired to “speak the truth” that we fail to do it in love.

Churches Raising Up Pastors – Bethlehem College and Seminary

By Tom Steller | 9Marks Journal: Raising Up the Next Generation of Pastors | 02.25.2010

Here are the Bethlehem College and Seminary’s answers (submitted by Tom Steller). BCS is based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Resources on Evangelism

By Ryan Townsend | 02.25.2010

Get these resources for your pastoral toolbox and use them with your church.

What is the Missional Life?

By Eric Simmons | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Mission | 02.25.2010

Pastor, God has called you to more than just the people in your church. He wants to mobilize you and your people to reach another people.

Preach to the Non-Christian, Christian, and Church Member

By Aaron Menikoff | 9Marks Journal: Preaching | 02.25.2010

Yes, the preacher should be sensitive to the unchurched. But if we target the unchurched alone, the message may be lost or so diluted that God’s people become malnourished.

A Pastor’s Priorities For Day One

By Bob Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 02.25.2010

Here are five priorities you should bring to your first day of ministry.

Preaching Up: Applying the Word of God to Midlife and Beyond

By Israel Haas | 9Marks Journal: Preaching | 02.25.2010

I’m 29 years old. Can I apply the Scriptures effectively to the lives of people twice my age who live in a world without YouTube and iPods and dreams as big as the Montana sky?

Why I Love the Temporariness of My Pastoral Ministry

By Mark Dever | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 02.25.2010

I love thinking about the temporariness of my pastoral ministry.

A Pastor Defends His Multi-Site Church

By J. D. Greear | 9Marks Journal: Multi-site Churches | 02.25.2010

Here is why we enthusiastically embrace the multi-site strategy as biblically sound, practically wise, and pastorally helpful.

The Therapeutic Gospel

By David Powlison | 9Marks Journal: The Gospel | 02.25.2010

In this new gospel, the great “evils” to be redressed do not call for any fundamental change of direction in the human hear

Leaving Home, Returning Home

By Michael Lawrence | 02.25.2010

From the perspective of the Fall, we understand better not only what it means that we have all truly left home, but also how we can make it back again.

8 Steps for Dealing with Difficult Leaders

By Ken Swetland | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 02.25.2010

Here are eight principles for dealing with difficult people.