Forum: Do Pastors Need a PhD?By A. Sequeira, J. Hamilton, J. Leeman, M. McCullough, T. R. Schreiner | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021
Do pastors need to pursue a PhD?
Liturgies Are the Pipes, But the Word Is the WaterBy Matt McCullough | 9Marks Journal: The Ordinary Means of Grace—Or, Don’t Do Weird Stuff | 07.26.2021
In our use of liturgy, how can we make sure our confidence is in the power of God’s Word, not the creativity or ingenuity of our methods?
On Does God Love Everyone? (with Matt McCullough & Mike McKinley) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 171By J. Leeman, M. Dever, M. McCullough, M. McKinley | 05.18.2021
Does God love everyone? A conversation about our new Church Questions booklet on that important question.
Episode 100: On Remembering Death (with Ligon Duncan & Matt McCullough)By J. Leeman, L. Duncan, M. Dever, M. McCullough | 10.15.2019
In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with author Matt McCullough about his book “Remember Death.” They’re joined by Mark Dever and Ligon Duncan.
How Pastoring Teaches You to Be “Sorrowful, Yet Always Rejoicing”By Matt McCullough | 04.24.2019
In a healthy church, the work of bearing each other’s burdens and sorrows is never over. We’re always finding more problems to shepherd people through. And so I’m learning what it means to rest not in *my* finished work, but in Christ’s finished work for others.
Why Christians Should Think About DeathBy Matt McCullough | 03.21.2019
Considering the reality of death can point us to the promises of God.
3 Reasons You Should Preach through EcclesiastesBy Matt McCullough | 10.11.2018
Ecclesiastes surprises people. That’s partly because it says things you don’t expect to hear from the Bible.
Church Plants Need Pastors, Not EntrepreneursBy Matt McCullough | 9Marks Journal: Church Mergers and Plants | 06.20.2017
We often assume church planting requires more entrepreneurial skills than other pastoral contexts. Is that a fair assumption?
Hope for the Melancholy PreacherBy Matt McCullough | 9Marks Journal: Expositional Preaching | 06.10.2015
How do we learn to live with the fact that no sermon will ever measure up to the depths of our text, to the needs of our people, or to our ideal images of ourselves? What does success look like when you know your preaching will never be good enough?
The American Jeremiad: A Bit of Perspective on the Rhetoric of DeclineBy Matt McCullough | 9Marks Journal: Vanishing Church? | 10.23.2014
We must guard against responses to cultural decline that appeal to a past that never existed or a future God hasn’t promised.
Book Review: Homespun Gospel, by Todd BrennemanReview by Matt McCullough | 9Marks Journal: Vanishing Church? | 10.13.2014
This book criticizes Joel Osteen, Rick Warren, and Max Lucado for their sentimentality. Is the critique convincing?
Book Review: The Twilight of the American Enlightenment, by George MarsdenReview by Matt McCullough | 09.16.2014
George Marsden offers us a window into a lost world and, to some extent, the story of how that world was lost.
Steve Jobs and the Goal of PreachingBy Matt McCullough | 08.28.2014
Jobs said it’s not enough to offer customers what they already think they need. He wanted Apple to be a transformational influence, exposing and then meeting needs that customers didn’t realize they had.
The Word Works, Even When It Doesn’tBy Matt McCullough | 08.26.2014
The Word is profitable, Paul insists, even when the results have been discouraging. So there’s nothing to do but to keep on preaching that Word, in season and out of season.
Love the Sojourner: First Steps in Refugee OutreachBy Matt McCullough | 08.26.2014
We want to see our members embrace an evangelistic way of life that trickles into our conversations with each other, how we spend our time, how we pray.