How do you prevent a potential friction between staff and lay elders? How do you ensure they’re not just “yes men”? How much deference should non-staff elders give others?
Christians ought to put their political hope not in their favorite candidate, but in their local church. Jonathan Leeman explains how the gospel shapes the Christian’s political involvement.
Churches ought to have elders. Some will be paid (1 Tim. 5), but many will not. These unpaid elders are called “lay elders.” Is this distinction in the Bible?
How should Americans in general and Christians in particular understand what the “separation of church and state” means? Jonathan Leeman explains.
Pastor, unless Jesus comes back before you get a new job, then your church will have another pastor—and at least one of your jobs as the current pastor is to prepare your church for the next guy.
Jonathan Leeman explains how good government helps people to hear the gospel.
Jonathan Leeman chats about what the Noahic covenant teaches us about biblical justice.
When Paul says pastors must be “apt to teach,” what does he mean? That they must be really, really good preachers? That they must be able to draw a crowd?
Pastors shouldn’t be quarrelsome. But pastors must also contend for the truth. They must gently correct opponents. They must be immovable, steadfast. How do we manage all these diverse callings?
In this conversation, Jonathan Leeman chats with Ray Ortlund about what pastors need to remember when things are going well, what they need to remember when things are going poorly, and how he stays so “stinkin’ joyful.”
In this conversation, Jonathan Leeman chats with Aaron Menikoff about his article, and why pastors of all people must care about their personal holiness.
Churches ought to be generous with their people and their money. Jonathan Leeman chats with pastor Paul Martin about this vital principle of shepherding.
Why would 9Marks feel compelled to respond to Grace Community Church’s elders and raise these points right now?
Jonathan and Mark chat about Grace Community Church’s decision, civil disobedience, and how Christians ought to approach this season with an extra amount of charity and grace.
Before your church follows John MacArthur’s Grace Community Church and begins to gather in defiance of governmental orders this Sunday, I’d like to suggest that civil disobedience may not be the only legitimate or moral course of action at this moment.