Bobby Jamieson

Church Discipline Is Not a Dirty Chore

By Bobby Jamieson | 08.21.2014

For some reason, doing the dishes vexes my wife. I think the process feels futile to her: there’s always something else getting dirty, something more that needs to be put away. For me, dishes are no big deal. I’m more than happy to do them. But I’m much less sure-footed when it comes to some […]

’Tis Not in Mortals to Command Success

By Bobby Jamieson | 08.21.2014

Few passions are as deeply rooted in human nature—and especially in the hearts of pastors—as the drive to succeed. Its objects and venues vary, but the desire is universal. On one hand, this surely reflects something of the image of God. All of God’s purposes come to pass (Isa. 14:27). And none of his decrees […]

How Congregations with Authority Submit to Elders

By Bobby Jamieson | 08.21.2014

If the congregation as a whole is the final court of appeal, what does it mean for a church to submit to its leaders? The Bible teaches that elders are to teach the Word, set a godly example for the flock, and oversee the affairs of the church (1 Tim. 3:2; 1 Pet. 5:3; 1 […]

Book Review: The Crucified King, by Jeremy Treat

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church | 08.20.2014

The heart of the book is summed up in Augustine’s saying, “He endured death as a lamb; he devoured it as a lion.”

Biblical Theology and Corporate Worship

By Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church | 08.20.2014

Do Old Testament patterns of worship apply to new covenant church gatherings?

Biblical Theology and Shepherding

By Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church | 08.20.2014

How do you know what a pastor’s fundamental role is? Look to Scripture’s story of shepherding.

Stylized Soundtracks and Sunday Morning

By Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: The Church Singing | 04.23.2014

For many, music is a stylized soundtrack to life. But when you come to church, leave your preferences at the door.

Book Review: Taking God at His Word, by Kevin DeYoung

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church | 04.07.2014

My faith was nourished and deepened by reading this book. Yours will be too.

Book Review: Reading for Preaching, by Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 03.11.2014

I can think of few more homiletically helpful hobbies than keeping company with the likes of Shakespeare and Steinbeck.

Book Review: Preaching: A Biblical Theology, by Jason Meyer

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Prosperity Gospel | 01.03.2014

My impression is that much—most?—of what goes by the name of expository preaching isn’t actually expository preaching.

Why New Testament Polity Is Prescriptive

By Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Is Scripture Enough? | 07.16.2013

Does the Bible tell us how to structure our churches? Yes.

Book Review: Imitating God in Christ: Recapturing a Biblical Pattern, by Jason Hood

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Is Scripture Enough? | 07.10.2013

“What Would Jesus Do?” is a slogan young Reformed types love to hate. But what if it’s a question more of us should be asking?

Testing the Glue that Binds Churches Together

By Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Church and Churches | 05.10.2013

In an allegedly post-denominational age, what binds churches together? Does that glue work?

Book Review: Everyday Church, by Tim Chester and Steve Timmis

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the Workplace | 02.25.2013

This book is instructive, encouraging, and convicting. I am happy to recommend it.

Book Review: Godly Conversation: Rediscovering the Puritan Practice of Conference, by Joanne Jung

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Discipling in the Church | 08.27.2012

Would I recommend the book? Perhaps. But I’d be more likely to recommend that you simply go read the Puritans yourself.