Jonathan Leeman

Book Review: Natural Law and the Two Kingdoms, by David VanDrunen

Review by Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church | 10.28.2010

This book provides the transcript for 2000 years of conversation about natural law and the doctrine of the two kingdoms.

Book Review: Generous Justice, by Tim Keller

Review by Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church | 10.26.2010

Some people on the transformationalist side of the spectrum should read this to have their theology corrected. For myself, I needed a heart correction.

Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church

November—December 2010
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Book review: Baptism—Three Views

Review by Jonathan Leeman | 10.23.2010

I was convinced of the believers’ baptism picking up the book, and I remain convinced of it setting it down, maybe even more so.

Theological Critique of Multi-Site: What Exactly Is a “Church”?

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Multi-site Churches | 09.30.2010

What’s the difference between a church and three Christian friends throwing Frisbee at the local park?

Hell: Remembering the Awful Reality

September—October 2010
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Book Review: Love that Rescues, by Eric Bargerhuff

Review by Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Hell: Remembering the Awful Reality | 08.02.2010

This book makes one point: church discipline, in spite of our expectations to the contrary, is all about God’s loving work of rescuing sinners from their sin.

Book Review: Handbook of Church Discipline, by Jay Adams

Review by Jonathan Leeman | 07.18.2010

I don’t agree with every jot and tittle, but Adams’ 1974 work remains one of the most even-handed introductions to the topic.

Book Review: The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men, by Richard Phillips

Review by Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Hell: Remembering the Awful Reality | 07.13.2010

At the risk of undermining the reader’s confidence in my objectivity, I have to admit that I have nothing negative to say about the book.

Why Complementarianism Is Crucial to Discipleship

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Women | 07.01.2010

In every domain—I think it’s safe to generalize—women will better be able to pursue godly femininity when they are surrounded by men who pursue godly masculinity.

Pastoring Women

July—August 2010
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Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church

By J. Leeman, M. Lawrence, T. R. Schreiner | 06.01.2010

Why is biblical theology essential for pastoral ministry? How do you do it? Find out in this roundtable discussion with Michael Lawrence, Tom Schreiner, and Jonathan Leeman.

Book Review: God’s Potters: Pastoral Leadership and the Shaping of Congregations, by Jackson W. Carroll

Review by Jonathan Leeman | 03.31.2010

How then should we measure excellence in ministers and churches? We should measure them entirely according to whether they are faithful to living by and proclaiming God’s Word.

Journal about Deacons

Deacons

May - June 2010
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Book Review: Shepherds After My Own Heart, by Timothy Laniak

Review by Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 2) | 03.05.2010

This book is excellent, and should be read by every thoughtful and thoughtless pastor, so that they might better understand both the Word and their own role.