Ken Barbic

Book Review: Liberating Ministry from the Success Syndrome, by Kent and Barbara Hughes

Review by Ken Barbic | 9Marks Journal: Deacons | 04.02.2010

This book attempts to bring refreshment to the soul of anyone that has been laboring in the desert of ministry drought—and it is exceptionally successful.

Book Review: Why Men Do Not Go to Church, by Cortland Myers (1899)

Review by Ken Barbic | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology | 03.08.2010

Today is the age of target marketing. Savvy advertisers constantly ask themselves, "How can we make our product more desirable to the various groups who are presently unaware of its benefits?"

It’s in this vein that Cortland Myers raises the question in his book by the title, "Why do men not go to church?" This is, he says, "one of the burning questions of the hour."

Book Review: Called to the Ministry, by Edmund Clowney

Review by Ken Barbic | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 2) | 03.05.2010

Clowney applies larger issues of guidance and decision making to the realm of vocational Christian ministry, and he does so in a succinct but powerful manner.