Biblical Theology in the Life of the ChurchBy 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. CarrollReview 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.
Book Review: Shepherds After My Own Heart, by Timothy LaniakReview 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.
Book Review: Soul Cravings: An Exploration of the Human Spirit, by Erwin McManusReview by Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: The Gospel | 03.05.2010
This book leaves so much unsaid, to state it as charitably as I can, that what the person would gain from your book itself is not Christianity or the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Book Review: Vibrant Church, by Thom Rainer and Danny AkinReview by Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 03.03.2010
In short, Vibrant Church provides a very useful tool for strengthening, energizing, and equipping God’s people for the 21st century.
Book Review: Franchising McChurch, by Thomas White and John YeatsReview by Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Multi-site Churches | 03.02.2010
White and Yeats offer an alternative and excellent course for our generation. Yet I wonder if we still have the ability to recognize healthy food from junk food.
Book Review: The Transforming Community, by Mark LauterbachReview by Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 1) | 03.02.2010
If you’re not careful, Lauterbach’s book just might cause a paradigm shift in how you think about grace and the gospel, as well as how you think about the church.
Book Review: Discipline with Care, by Steven McQuoidReview by Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 1) | 03.02.2010
Discipline with Care is a good book on church discipline that will strengthen churches by promoting their holy witness.
Book Review: Why We’re Not Emergent (By Two Guys Who Should Be), by Kevin DeYoung and Ted KluckReview 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 StottReview 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 PrimerBy 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 DelusionsBy 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.