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.

How God’s Wrath Equals and Reveals God’s Worth

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: The Gospel | 02.25.2010

Wrath and worth are perfectly matched together. The former takes the measure of the latter and expresses itself accordingly. One is as precious as the other.

Good Friday Meditation: A Fitting Crown

By Michael Lawrence | 02.25.2010

Jesus did not claim the throne of Rome or any other empire. No, his claim was over the whole world, the entire creation, and for that only thorns would do.

“Why Are We Joyfully Committed?”

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

Why are the pastors at Bethlehem Baptist Church joyfully committed to pastoral mentoring?

“Look, It’s the Church’s Job”

By Al Jackson | 9Marks Journal: Raising Up the Next Generation of Pastors | 02.25.2010

I am persuaded that training for pastoral ministry, as it’s currently practiced in the United States, does not adequately prepare God-called pastors for service in our churches.

Third Mark of a Healthy Church MEMBER: Gospel Saturated

By Thabiti Anyabwile | 9Marks Journal: The Gospel | 02.25.2010

So essential is the gospel to the Christian life that we need to be saturated in it in order to be healthy church members.

Brian McLaren and the Gospel of Here & Now

By Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: The Gospel | 02.25.2010

For all his off-the-cuff casualness, McLaren is nothing if not deliberate. He has an agenda, and it’s to reset altogether the church’s understanding of the gospel.

How to Become a Liberal Without Attending Harvard Divinity School

By Michael Lawrence | 02.24.2010

I love my sheep, and I love myself. And it’s those two loves, wrongly focused, that tempt me down a gospel-denying path.

The Church, Counting Numbers, & You

By Matt Schmucker | 02.24.2010

What has happened to our understanding of evangelism, conversion, church discipline, and discipleship that allows people to remain on the roles of a Christian church but never attend?

9 Suggestions for Better Members’ Meetings

By Brad Wheeler | 02.24.2009

Do member’s meetings always have to end in bitterness and bickering? I don’t think so. Here are nine suggestions to help set members’ meetings on the right track.

The Devotional Life of the Professional Christian

By Mike Gilbart-Smith | 09.08.2006

Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes (Eph. 6:10-11). In the first article on the “Devotional Life of the ‘Professional Christian,’” we saw that pursuing Christ must be the central aim of our lives, and that our […]