Pastors’ and Theologians’ Forum on Race

By Forum | 9Marks Journal: Race and Ethnicity | 03.01.2010

“Is there a race problem in the American Church?”

Should you use the 1689 London Confession in your church?

By Shawn Wright | 03.01.2010

Should you use the 1689 London Confession as your church’s statement of faith? No, for at least three reasons . . .

Was Dagg Right?

By Gregory A. Wills | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 1) | 03.01.2010

There is no simple correlation between a church’s disobedience on the one hand and spiritual blight and abandonment by Christ on the other.

How do I preach expositional sermons to uneducated hearers?

By Phil Newton | 03.01.2010

How do I preach expositional sermons to uneducated hearers?

Biblical Church Growth I Thessalonians 3:12-4:12

By Mark Dever | 03.01.2010

How can you have a growing church?

What is wrong with the therapeutic approach to counseling?

By David Powlison | 03.01.2010

The essential logic of the therapeutic gospel is this: your personal problems arise from being acted upon.

9Marks Pastors’ Wives’ Forum

By Forum | 9Marks Journal: Marriage & Pastor's Wives | 03.01.2010

What have been one or two of the most unexpected blessings of being a pastor’s wife?

Questions for Pastoral Candidates

By Paul Alexander | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 03.01.2010

What are some questions specific to pastoral fidelity that churches should be asking pastoral candidates? Here’s a starter set. Can you think of more?

Are brief, general statements of faith harmful or helpful?

By Shawn Wright | 03.01.2010

A statement of faith must be complete enough to mark out the doctrinal parameters of the church, without being so precise that it excludes persons unnecessarily.

A Seminary President’s Forum

By Forum | 9Marks Journal: Raising Up the Next Generation of Pastors | 03.01.2010

Why is your seminary needed?

Contemporary or Traditional Music: Which is Right?

By Vell Rives | 03.01.2010

Let us limit our discussion to congregational singing. Some concepts can be applied to choral singing as well. However, for the sake of brevity, we will ignore entirely the issues of solo and instrumental music.

A Pastor’s Forum

By Forum | 9Marks Journal: Raising Up the Next Generation of Pastors | 03.01.2010

Do local churches have the responsibility to help raise up the next generation of pastors, and if so, why?

The first steps in changing church leadership structure

By Phil Newton | 03.01.2010

Changes in the leadership structure require devotion to the church and willingness to endure whatever unsettling times might follow.

9Marks Pastors’ and Theologians’ Forum

By Forum | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 2) | 03.01.2010

What are some lessons on church discipline you’ve learned the hard way?

Does regeneration necessarily precede conversion?

By Thomas R. Schreiner | 03.01.2010

God regenerates us and then we believe, and hence regeneration precedes our conversion.