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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Eighteen tips on how to get your congregation singing.
The most beautiful instrument in any Christian service is the sound of the congregation singing.
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.
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.
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.
Pragmatism and authoritarianism are opposite errors in a philosophy of ministry. But what’s striking is what they have in common.