Moving from a Deacon-Led to an Elder-Led Church

By Phil Newton | 9Marks Journal: Deacons | 03.31.2010

Rather than a healthy, robust congregationalism, this church practiced congregational micromanagement.

Do We Need To Use the Titles “Elder” and “Deacon”?

By Benjamin Merkle | 9Marks Journal: Deacons | 03.31.2010

There are no biblical qualifications for trustees, council members, “leadership teams,” or other titles of our devising.

The Biblical Qualifications and Responsibilities of Deacons

By Benjamin Merkle | 9Marks Journal: Deacons | 03.31.2010

The main difference between an elder and a deacon is a difference of gifts and calling, not character.

Deacons: Shock-Absorbers and Servants

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Deacons | 03.31.2010

Elders lead ministry, deacons facilitate ministry, the congregation does ministry. That, I believe, is the New Testament model.

If you’re interviewing to be the pastor of a new church, what are some questions you should be sure to ask?

By Colin Adams | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 03.08.2010

A list of theological, philosophy of ministry, and personal questions.

What Would Athanasius Do: Is The Great Tradition Enough?

By Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: A New Evangelical Liberalism | 03.01.2010

At the end of the day the Great Tradition, at least defined as the words of those creeds, simply isn’t going to be enough to ground Christian unity.

Notes from the Future: Evangelical Liberalism in the UK

By Mike Ovey | 9Marks Journal: A New Evangelical Liberalism | 03.01.2010

The inherent instability of theological liberalism is critical.

What’s Happening to InterVarsity?

By J. Mack Stiles | 9Marks Journal: A New Evangelical Liberalism | 03.01.2010

So, why is InterVarstity confused? I worry that it’s because they are muddled about the gospel.

Social Gospel Redux?

By Russell D. Moore | 9Marks Journal: A New Evangelical Liberalism | 03.01.2010

Does the social gospel give us a more “real” Christianity?

The Neo-Liberal Stealth Offensive

By Phil Johnson | 9Marks Journal: A New Evangelical Liberalism | 03.01.2010

The success or failure of the whole liberal agenda hinges on a patient public-relations cam­paign.

Air Conditioning Hell: How Liberalism Happens

By Al Mohler | 9Marks Journal: A New Evangelical Liberalism | 03.01.2010

Do we believe that hell is a part of the perfection of God’s justice? If not, we have far greater theological problems than those localized to hell.

The Real Scandal of the Evangelical Mind

By Carl Trueman | 9Marks Journal: A New Evangelical Liberalism | 03.01.2010

The day is coming when the cultural intellectual elites of evangelicalism—the institutions and the individuals—will face a tough decision.

What Lessons Can We Learn from the History of Liberalism?

By Gregory A. Wills | 9Marks Journal: A New Evangelical Liberalism | 03.01.2010

Liberalism is a heresy of evangelicalism. Evangelicals often miss this point.

How to Become a Liberal Without Attending Harvard Divinity School

By Michael Lawrence | 03.01.2010

It’s not just, or even mainly, my wrongly ordered love of the sheep that pulls me toward liberalism. Even more powerful is my love of self.

Pastors’ and Theologians’ Forum on Corporate Witness

By A. Mohler, J. D. Greear, J. Folmar, P. Newton, T. Anyabwile | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Mission | 03.01.2010

Our churches can give the gospel a black eye, or they can be used by the Holy Spirit with magnetic effect to draw people to Jesus.