Reaching the LostBy Bobby Jamieson
Evangelism The Bible calls all Christians to share the good news about Jesus’s death and resurrection with those who don’t believe in Christ. Yet this task can often seem daunting. … keep reading…
God’s Good NewsBy Bobby Jamieson
The Gospel A healthy church is a church in which every member—young and old, mature and immature—unites around the wonderful good news of salvation through Jesus Christ. Toward that end, … keep reading…
Hearing God’s WordBy Bobby Jamieson
Expositional Preaching Expositional preaching gives life and health to the church. It shapes, forms, and reforms the church, and it reveals the character of God. Participants will learn to understand … keep reading…
Real ChangeBy Bobby Jamieson
Conversion There is great hope in God’s power to change, and everyone needs to be changed. This study explores what God does when he saves someone, answering questions such as: … keep reading…
The Whole Truth About GodBy Bobby Jamieson
Biblical Theology Only right theology can lead to right worship and right obedience. Every church should strive to believe, confess and live in light of a truly biblical theology and … keep reading…
Built Upon the RockBy Bobby Jamieson
The Church Only right theology can lead to right worship and right obedience. Every church should strive to believe, confess and live in light of a truly biblical theology and … keep reading…
Book Review: Handle That New Call with Care, by David CampbellReview by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 12.20.2010
This book was written to help pastors, their fellow elders, and church members consider the issues that arise when a pastor receives a call from another church.
Book Review: The Mission of God’s People, by Christopher WrightReview by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church | 10.27.2010
We need to ask “What is the mission of the local church?” not merely “What is the mission of the individual Christian?”
Book Review: Living in God’s Two Kingdoms, by David VanDrunenReview by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church | 10.27.2010
In many ways, this book is the most helpful, balanced contribution to the evangelical conversation about Christianity and culture that I’ve yet read.
Book Review: The New Testament Deacon: The Church’s Minister of Mercy, by Alexander StrauchReview by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Deacons | 04.30.2010
If you want to understand the Bible’s teaching on deacons, this is a great place to start.
Book Review: One Church, Many Congregations, by J. Timothy Ahlen and J. V. ThomasReview by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Multi-site Churches | 03.03.2010
Rather than criticize the book’s handling of Scripture and understanding of the church, let’s just get to the bottom line: should you read this book? No.
Book Review: Multi-Site Churches, by Scott McConnellReview by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Multi-site Churches | 03.03.2010
An appeal to pragmatic results in order to justify a practice undermines the authority and sufficiency of Scripture.
Book(s) Review: Who Runs the Church? and Perspectives on Church GovernmentReview by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 1) | 03.02.2010
Multiple-views books like this provide a perfect opportunity—an opportunity neither book fully makes good on—to set the record straight about positions that are not mutually exclusive.
Book Review: Lost and Found: The Younger Unchurched and the Churches that Reach Them, by Ed StetzerReview by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 2) | 03.02.2010
I think that a less-than-biblical philosophy of ministry shines through at certain points, so read with discernment.
Evangelism and Social Action: A Tale of Two TrajectoriesBy 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?