When, Why, & Where To Draw Boundaries

By Wayne Grudem | 9Marks Journal: Cooperation | 04.02.2010

It is impractical and impossible to rule out doctrinal errors before they appear. Problems must be dealt with after . . . they have become a significant problem for the church.

Why Every Pastor-in-Training Should Read Ed’s Book: An Interview with Michael Lawrence

By Michael Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: Counseling in the Church | 04.02.2010

It’s easy to critique pastors who are fixated on “numbers.” But what’s the root issue there, and where does it show up in my heart?

“I Learned the Hard Way”: Mentoring at South Woods Baptist

By Phil Newton | 9Marks Journal: Raising Up the Next Generation of Pastors | 04.02.2010

One of the most important things that I can do for staff is to help them understand the diversity in the body of Christ and how to work patiently with all sorts of people.

How to Become a Liberal Without Attending Harvard Divinity School

By Michael Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: A New Evangelical Liberalism | 04.02.2010

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

A Deacon on a Deacon’s Reward

By John Ingold | 9Marks Journal: Deacons | 03.31.2010

“Blessed to serve” is a phrase that rolls off the tongue readily enough, though often with less consideration than it deserves

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.