Bobby Jamieson

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.

How Can Pastors Raise Up Leaders?

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

Here are thirteen ways you can help to raise up other leaders in your congregation.

The Heart of a Disciple-Making Pastor

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

What is the essential quality of a disciple-making pastor? Rejoicing in others’ ministry.

Book Review: Dallas and the Spitfire, by Ted Kluck and Dallas Janche

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Wanted: Apostolic Pastors | 05.08.2012

By telling an extraordinary story, Dallas and the Spitfire gives hope for the ordinary.

The Great Commission Is Bigger than Your Church

By Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Wanted: Apostolic Pastors | 05.08.2012

The great commission is bigger than your local church. How should that shape your priorities and posture as a pastor?

Wanted: Apostolic Pastors

May—June 2012
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Book Review: Revival and Revivalism, by Iain Murray

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

I commend it to all present and aspiring church leaders, and to any Christian who likes to ask, “How did we get here?”

Book Review: Being Conformed to Christ in Community, by Jim Samra

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Don't Be Too Cool for Sunday School | 12.19.2011

For the pastor who’s kept up his Greek and is up for a workout, Conformed to Christ in Community could be worth a read, especially if you skim strategically.

The Advantages of Curriculum

By Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Don't Be Too Cool for Sunday School | 12.19.2011

Using theologically trustworthy curriculum is a great way to free up your and other church leaders’ time while still delivering solid supplemental teaching every week.

Why You Want Sunday School

By B. Jamieson, J. Pennington | 9Marks Journal: Don't Be Too Cool for Sunday School | 12.19.2011

The bottom line here is, if not Sunday School, then where? If you don’t have Sunday school, where are you going to teach people how to study the Bible?

Book Review: Renovation of the Church, by Kent Carlson and Mike Luken

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Revitalize: Why We Must Reclaim Dying Churches—and How | 10.28.2011

This book tells the story of how and why the authors turned a seemingly thriving seeker church into a church in which forming mature disciples of Jesus is the central concern.