Jonathan Leeman

A Non-assembled Assembly

By Jonathan Leeman | 06.10.2014

Gregg Allison recently posted on the topic of multi-site churches. Honestly, I hesitate to say anything at all because (i) we all agree that this issue is not the most important one in the world, (ii) we’re clearly united in the most important issues, and (iii) I’m a Dr. Allison fan. I remember showing up on his […]

Congregationalism Is Used by Satan…Like He Uses Everything Else

By Jonathan Leeman | 06.10.2014

Did you catch James MacDonald’s critique of congregationalism yesterday morning? It’s not clear to me if he was referring to hyper-congregationalism or congregationalism in general, but since most of us at 9Marks hail from a congregational tradition, we thought it provided us with a good opportunity to think about congregationalism in general. It may surprise him and others […]

Clarifying “Congregationalism”

By Jonathan Leeman | 06.10.2014

Like his first post on congregationalism, James MacDonald’s second post serves us who are congregationalists. First, it’s always a blessing to have friendly critics seriously engage with your ideas. Second, polity is important. A church’s polity helps to protect the gospel from one generation to the next. Many church leaders today don’t understand the importance of polity, and choose […]

The Church Singing

May–June 2014
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My Congregation Barely Sings; How Can I Help?

My Congregation Barely Sings; How Can I Help?

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: The Church Singing | 04.23.2014

Eighteen tips on how to get your congregation singing.

Why We Sing

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: The Church Singing | 04.23.2014

The most beautiful instrument in any Christian service is the sound of the congregation singing.

The Two Paths Out of Trials

By Jonathan Leeman | 04.16.2014

There are two paths for people to take in the midst of trials. They can take the path of self-reliance or the path of trusting in God.

Prosperity Gospel

January–February 2014
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Evangelism – Part 2

November–December 2013
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Connecting Evangelism and Church

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 1 | 09.09.2013

Evangelism is both an individual and a team sport. But it’s the latter we tend to neglect. Here are theological and practical steps toward a remedy.

Evangelism – Part 1

September–October 2013
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Regulative Like Jazz

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Is Scripture Enough? | 07.16.2013

If you think the regulative principle is overly prescriptive, think of it like jazz: a little bit of structure makes room for a whole lot of improv.

The Twin Temptations of Pragmatism and Authoritarianism

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Is Scripture Enough? | 07.16.2013

Pragmatism and authoritarianism are opposite errors in a philosophy of ministry. But what’s striking is what they have in common.

Is Scripture Enough?

July–August 2013
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Church and Churches

May—June 2013
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Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning

Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning

December 2019
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The Heart of the Gospel: Penal Substitutionary Atonement

August 2019
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Church Membership: Following the Lord Together

Church Membership: Following the Lord Together

May 2019
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Ecclesiology for Calvinists

February 2019
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The Pastor and Pornography

The Pastor and Pornography

October 2018
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Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures

July 2018
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Church Life: Our True Political Witness

Spring 2018
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Church Discipline: Medicine for the Body

January 2018
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The Reformation and Your Church

Fall 2017
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Church Mergers and Plants

Summer 2017
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Pastoring Singles

Spring 2017
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Healthy Churches around the World

Fall / Winter 2016
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Authority: God’s Good and Dangerous Gift

Summer/Fall 2016
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The Church Praying

Spring 2016
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Confessions, Covenants, and Constitutions: How to Organize Your Church

Winter 2016
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Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal

December 2015
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Multi-Ethnic Churches

Summer/Fall 2015
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Expositional Preaching

Spring 2015
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Complementarianism & the Local Church

Winter 2015
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Vanishing Church?

Fall 2014
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Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church

Summer 2014
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The Church Singing

May–June 2014
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Prosperity Gospel

January–February 2014
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Evangelism – Part 2

November–December 2013
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Evangelism – Part 1

September–October 2013
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Is Scripture Enough?

July–August 2013
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Church and Churches

May—June 2013
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Pastoring Christians for the Workplace

March—April 2013
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Lay Elders: A User’s Guide—Part 2

Jan—Feb 2013
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Lay Elders: A User’s Guide – Part 1

November—December 2012
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Discipling in the Church

September—October 2012
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Mercy Ministry in the Church

July—August 2012
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Wanted: Apostolic Pastors

May—June 2012
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The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion

March—April 2012
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Don’t Be Too Cool for Sunday School

January—February 2012
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Revitalize: Why We Must Reclaim Dying Churches—and How

November—December 2011
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The Pastor and his Staff, Part 2

September—October 2011
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The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1

July—August 2011
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Church Membership: Holding the Body Together

May—June 2011
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Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes?

March—April 2011
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Pastoral Moves

January—February 2011
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Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church

November—December 2010
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Hell: Remembering the Awful Reality

September—October 2010
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Pastoring Women

July—August 2010
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Journal about Deacons

Deacons

May - June 2010
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A New Evangelical Liberalism

January—February 2010

Church Discipline (Part 2)

November—December 2009

Church Discipline (Part 1)

September—October 2009

Missions

July—August 2009

Multi-site Churches

May—June 2009

Young Pastors

March–April 2009

Raising Up the Next Generation of Pastors

January–February 2009

Counseling in the Church

November–December 2008

Family & Parenting

September–October 2008

Marriage & Pastor’s Wives

July—August 2008

Living As a Church

May–June 2008

Cooperation

March–April 2008

Corporate Prayer

January–February 2008

Church & Culture

November–December 2007

Race and Ethnicity

September—October 2007

The Gospel

July–August 2007

Preaching

May–June 2007

Elders (Part 2)

March–April 2007

Hospitality & Friendship

January 2007

Elders (Part 1)

February 2007

Biblical Theology

November–December 2006

The Church’s Mission

October 2006

The Emerging Church

September 2006

Miscellaneous Articles

December 1999