Jonathan Leeman

How Church Discipline Will Save the Parachurch

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes? | 03.01.2011

Jesus authorized only one institution on earth to clean the kingdom gutters and unclog its pipes—the local church.

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

The Power of God’s Word

By J. Leeman, M. Dever, S. Linne | 01.31.2011

Mark Dever asks Jonathan Leeman and Shai Linne about the unique power of God’s Word in giving life to the church.

Book Review: When the Word Leads Your Pastoral Search, by Chris Brauns

Review by Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 01.21.2011

If you’re in between pastors, do buy the book and give it to your church leaders.

Pastoral Moves

January—February 2011
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Tips for an Interim Pastor

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 12.20.2010

Above all else, interim pastors should do these two things: preach the Word and love the people.

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.