What Not to do when You’re the New Guy

By Walter Price | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 12.20.2010

Your ministry should not be ego-centric, but Christo-centric. Let it be driven by the Lord’s desires for your present church, not by the problems of your former church.

What’s Wrong With Search Committees? Part 1 of 2 on Finding a Pastor

By Mark Dever | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 12.20.2010

If churches were healthier, we’d never need to call together pastoral search committees.

Prepare the Church for the Next Guy

By Matt Schmucker | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 12.20.2010

Pastors should always be thinking ahead. How far ahead? To when you’re either gone or dead and your church has a new pastor.

Leave Your Church Well: An Interview with Michael Lawrence

By Michael Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 12.20.2010

The elbows were out—not in order to hurt anybody, but to make sure they don’t come back six months after I get there and say, “You never said that you believed this!”

Book Excerpt: Why Do Good?

By G. Gilbert, K. DeYoung | 9Marks Journal: Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church | 11.01.2010

Why do we do good works?

Book Excerpt: Is “Incarnational” the Best Way to Describe Christian Mission?

By G. Gilbert, K. DeYoung | 9Marks Journal: Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church | 11.01.2010

Is “incarnational” the best way to describe Christian mission?

Theological Critique of Multi-Site: What Exactly Is a “Church”?

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Multi-site Churches | 09.30.2010

What’s the difference between a church and three Christian friends throwing Frisbee at the local park?

Using Small Groups to Cultivate Fellowship

By Michael Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: Miscellaneous Articles | 08.23.2010

It’s possible to be a biblical Christian without belonging to a small group. It’s impossible to be one without belonging to a church.

An Annotated Bibliography on Hell

By Gavin Ortlund | 9Marks Journal: Hell: Remembering the Awful Reality | 08.20.2010

The Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell, by Paul Helm. Banner of Truth, 1989. 152 pages. $8 Paul Helm is a teaching fellow at Regent College near Vancouver, and is widely known for his publications on the theology of John Calvin. His The Last Things is the final installment to a series of brief […]

How Does Hell Glorify God?

By Jim Hamilton | 9Marks Journal: Hell: Remembering the Awful Reality | 08.20.2010

How seriously should we take those who try to rewrite the story so that hell isn’t part of it? As seriously as we would take Hamlet critiquing Shakespeare’s work.

Hellfire and Brimstone: Interpreting the New Testament’s Descriptions of Hell

By Andy Naselli | 9Marks Journal: Hell: Remembering the Awful Reality | 08.20.2010

So when the Bible speaks of hell-fire, woe to us if we say, “It’s only a symbol.” If it is a symbol at all, it means the reality is worse than fire, not better.

Why Hell Is Integral to the Gospel

By Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: Hell: Remembering the Awful Reality | 08.20.2010

Why is it that when people think about hell, they always conclude that God must be at fault and not themselves?

Pastoral Fearmongering, Manipulation, and Hell

By Mark Dever | 9Marks Journal: Hell: Remembering the Awful Reality | 08.20.2010

Of course, it’s good to teach our children not to be scared by shadows, and to be wary of those who use fear to sell us something. But what if there really is something to fear?

There’s Something Worse than Death

By Kevin DeYoung | 9Marks Journal: Hell: Remembering the Awful Reality | 08.20.2010

Divine wrath may not be the decorative masthead or the flag we raise up every flagpole. . . . It may not always be seen. But its absence will always be felt.

Why Complementarianism Is Crucial to Discipleship

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Women | 07.01.2010

In every domain—I think it’s safe to generalize—women will better be able to pursue godly femininity when they are surrounded by men who pursue godly masculinity.