Bobby Jamieson

Elders: Lead!

By Bobby Jamieson | 08.21.2014

This leadership flows from teaching the Word, setting a godly example, and attending to the spiritual state of the flock.

Seven Ways to Build a Culture of Spiritual Conversation

By Bobby Jamieson | 08.21.2014

A culture of spiritual conversation in a local church is a powerful force for sanctification.

Does Hebrews Tell Us to Move On from the Gospel?

By Bobby Jamieson | 08.21.2014

The author of Hebrews doesn’t move on from the gospel; he moves deeper into the gospel.

Gospel-Centrality: A Warning and a Recommendation

By Bobby Jamieson | 08.21.2014

Don’t let your gospel-centrality become gospel reductionism.

What is Corporate Worship For?

By Bobby Jamieson | 08.21.2014

What do you think corporate worship is for? What’s the goal of local churches’ weekly assemblies? “Um, worship?” That seems like an obvious answer. And it’s more than a little right. When we come together as a church we sing songs, hymns, and spiritual songs with thankfulness to God in our hearts (Col. 3:16). We […]

Don’t Assume the Bible Is Silent about the Church

By Bobby Jamieson | 08.21.2014

Have you ever assumed something that turned out to be wrong? I sure have. For two years I called a good friend “Steve” only to discover that this gracious and longsuffering man preferred to be called “Stephen.” Evangelicals tend to make a similarly unfounded assumption about how to do church, namely, that the Bible has […]

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?

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.