Jonathan Leeman

Book Review: Why We’re Not Emergent (By Two Guys Who Should Be), by Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck

Review by Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Cooperation | 03.02.2010

Emergents, I plead with you, please read those aspects of the book carefully and with open hearts.

Book Review: The Living Church: Convictions of a Life Long Pastor, by John Stott

Review by Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.02.2010

I found myself deeply encouraged by the reflections of this life-long pastor, who has been such a clear gift to Christ’s church.

A Church Discipline Primer

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 1) | 03.01.2010

A reluctance to practice church discipline may suggest that we believe ourselves to be wiser and more loving than God.

What in the World is the Missional Church?

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Mission | 03.01.2010

The basic premise of the missional church is that “missions” is not simply one of the functions or programs of a church. It constitutes the very essence or nature of the church.

Biblical and Systematic Confusion Yields Gospel Delusions

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology | 03.01.2010

I don’t think it’s individualistic, overly cerebral, or beholden to Western legal categories for me to want to know what you think about God.

A Meal Says More than You Think

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Hospitality & Friendship | 03.01.2010

If someone said to me, “How will God glorify himself through Christ?” I am not sure “the hospitality of God’s people” would make my list.

Book Review: Walking Together: A Congregational Reflection on Biblical Church Discipline, by Wyman Richardson

Review by Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 2) | 03.01.2010

Can a pastor use this book for training his fellow church leaders, assuming that not all church leaders are not pastorally and theologically sensible? It gets an easy “yes.”

The Alternative: Why Don’t We Plant?

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Multi-site Churches | 02.26.2010

Christianity, by which I mean church membership, is a participatory sport, not a spectator sport.

Love the Church More than its Health

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 02.26.2010

If you love your children, you want them to be healthy. But if you love your children, you love them whether they are healthy or not.

Starting the Conversation with Earth, Wind, and Fire

By J. Leeman, T. Anyabwile | 9Marks Journal: Race and Ethnicity | 02.26.2010

A conversation with Jonathan and Thabiti.

Let’s Just Admit It: Church Discipline Is a Tough Subject

By Jonathan Leeman | 02.26.2010

Church discipline is tough because it feels like the opposite of salvation. It feels like anti-salvation.

The Preemptive Resignation—A Get Out of Jail Free Card?

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline: Medicine for the Body | 02.25.2010

Ending one’s membership in a church requires the consent of both parties. We join a church by the consent of the church, and we leave a church by the consent of the church.

Contextualizing the Gospel in an Egalitarian World

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: The Emerging Church | 02.25.2010

A pastor should know his congregation, and a Christian should know his non-Christian friend, so they both can exercise wisdom and sensitivity in communicating the gospel.

How God’s Wrath Equals and Reveals God’s Worth

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: The Gospel | 02.25.2010

Wrath and worth are perfectly matched together. The former takes the measure of the latter and expresses itself accordingly. One is as precious as the other.

The Surprising Offense of God’s Love: Church Membership with Jonathan Leeman

By J. Folmar, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.01.2010

Mark Dever hosts a roundtable with Jonathan Leeman, John Folmar, and to discuss God’s love and church membership and Leeman’s new book which considers their connection.