Book Review: Pastoral Visitation, by Tyler C. ArnoldReview by Brian Davis | 02.22.2023
Christ has already broken into our world so that we stay seated in the presence of God abidingly. Therefore, pastoral visitations are not a way for people to be brought into the presence of God, but rather a context to grow their understanding of being in Christ.
Should You Be a Political Activist? (with Brian Davis)By B. Davis, J. Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 10.30.2020
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Should You Be a Political Activist?By Brian Davis | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020
What’s often missing in our calls to action is charity and freedom.
What Do You Have that You Didn’t Receive?By Brian Davis | 07.30.2020
Christian, what do you have that you didn’t receive? Everything good you have, God says he gave you (1 Cor. 4:7). So why do you boast like you didn’t receive it from him?
Pastoring in a Pandemic, Episode 20: Humbling Ourselves Under God’s Mighty Hand (with Brian Davis)By B. Davis, J. Leeman | 05.29.2020
Jonathan Leeman chats with pastor Brian Davis about how COVID-19 ought to push us all to humble ourselves under God’s mighty hand.
The Gospel — Brian Davis | Session 5 – 9Marks Conference at MidwesternBy Brian Davis | 02.22.2020
A talk delivered at the 9Marks at Midwestern conference.
What Does It Mean to Be “Gospel-Centered”?By Brian Davis | 11.20.2019
One of the most common phrases in recent years is “gospel-centered.” But what does it phrase actually mean?
Episode 102: On Helping Church Members with Spiritual Disciplines (with Brian Davis & John Onwuchekwa)By B. Davis, J. Onwuchekwa, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 10.29.2019
Pastors want their people to pray and read the Bible. In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with three pastors about how to encourage members toward spiritual disciplines by grace and not guilt.
Prayer – Brian Davis | Session 1By Brian Davis | 09.17.2019
A talk from 9Marks at Southeastern conference. View the list of talks here.
Episode 90: On Pastoral Visits (with Brian Davis)By B. Davis, J. Leeman | 06.04.2019
One way for pastors to pay attention to all the flock is to commit themselves to the practice of pastoral visits—that is, systematically ensuring that elders spend personal time with every member.
Why “Belonging Before Believing” Is (Usually) a Bad IdeaBy Brian Davis | 05.29.2019
Belonging before believing is usually a bad idea because it tries to turn the body of Christ into a kind of Frankenstein, attaching dead parts to what’s meant to be fully alive.
Episode 75: On Church Planting (with Brian Davis and Nathan Knight)By B. Davis, J. Leeman, M. Dever, N. Knight | 02.12.2019
What’s the difference between a church plant and a church? Is it best to start a church with a team of pastors rather than a solo pastor?
Does an Eternal Hell Call Into Question God’s Love?By Brian Davis | 12.13.2018
The existence of an eternal Hell is not a character flaw of God. It “amens” his glory because in Hell, we see sin for the horrid, blasphemous folly that it truly is.
Be NeedyBy Brian Davis | 10.30.2018
A talk given at NAMB & 9Marks Church Planting & Revitalization conference 2018.
The Dangerous Allure of Being a Cultural WarriorBy Brian Davis | 9Marks Journal: Church Life: Our True Political Witness | 04.17.2018
Our cultural engagement should always advertise our true hope. Just as we are not of this world, our hope is not of this world—nor is it dependent on this world’s acceptance.