Book Review: Work Matters: Lessons from Scripture, by R. Paul StevensReview by Byron Straughn | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the Workplace | 03.07.2013
Stevens writes with years of experience and knowledge of Scripture, and though you might not agree with everything, there will be plenty to ponder about our gracious God.
For the Parachurch: Know the Difference Between Families & Soccer TeamsBy Byron Straughn | 9Marks Journal: Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes? | 03.01.2011
The gospel helps us to see that belonging to a church is like belonging to a family, while working for a parachurch is more like playing for a soccer team.
Book Review: The Gospel According to Starbucks, by Leonard SweetReview by Byron Straughn | 9Marks Journal: The Gospel | 03.05.2010
Pastors, please don’t model your church after Starbucks, Disney, or Toyota. Teach your flock what God has to say to the church.
Book Review: Natural Church Development, by Christian ShwarzReview by Byron Straughn | 9Marks Journal: Corporate Prayer | 03.02.2010
Schwarz’s low view of Scripture is also seen in his desire to place natural observations and research along side of or verifying Scripture.
Book Review: Jesus the Evangelist, by Richard PhillipsReview by Byron Straughn | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 03.02.2010
Jesus the Evangelist is worth reading and recommending to others. Let me tell you why.
Book(s) Review: Questioning Evangelism & Corner Conversations, by Randy NewmanReview by Byron Straughn | 9Marks Journal: Corporate Prayer | 03.02.2010
Evangelism doesn’t have to be only “random,” but natural relationships can be cultivated as God-given means of witnessing.