9Marks Pastors’ and Theologians’ Forum

By Forum | 9Marks Journal: Preaching | 03.01.2010

Must the sermon be a monologue? If not, should it be?

Pastors’ and Theologians’ Forum on the Emerging Church

By Forum | 9Marks Journal: The Emerging Church | 03.01.2010

What do you hope will ultimately emerge from the emerging church conversation for evangelicals?

A Pastors’ and Theologians’ Forum on Explaining the Gospel

9Marks | 9Marks Journal: The Gospel | 03.01.2010

Maybe you don’t know, but there is a heavenly dilemma over you.

Evangelism and Social Action: A Tale of Two Trajectories

By Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: A New Evangelical Liberalism | 03.01.2010

We’ve heard these definitions of the church’s mission before. But have we seen where they’re from, where they lead, and what theology drives them?

More Than Worth It: Costs and Benefits of Church Discipline

By Wyman Richardson | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 1) | 03.01.2010

It’s worth reminding ourselves as pastors what we stand to lose if we neglect biblical church discipline.

A Church Discipline Primer

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 1) | 03.01.2010

A reluctance to practice church discipline may suggest that we believe ourselves to be wiser and more loving than God.

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.