Wendell Berry and the Beauty of MembershipBy Matt McCullough | 08.22.2014
Berry’s stories bring to life truths at the heart of the community we’re aiming for when we emphasize church membership.
Book Review: An Anxious Age, by Joseph BottumReview by Matt McCullough | 03.25.2014
An Anxious Age is an enjoyable and engaging read, thought provoking even where it isn’t fully convincing.
Does God Love Everyone?By Matt McCullough
Many new believers have questions about what it means to live as a Christian in the context of a local church, and pastors are looking for resources to pass along … keep reading…
Book Review: The Great Evangelical Recession, by John DickersonReview by Matt McCullough | 9Marks Journal: Is Scripture Enough? | 06.24.2013
I found Dickerson’s information convincing overall: evangelical ministries are losing money, people, and the favor of the American public.
Book Review: Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics, by Ross DouthatReview by Matt McCullough | 9Marks Journal: Lay Elders: A User's Guide - Part 1 | 11.13.2012
This book is a call for a renewed, robust, public confidence in the power of Christian orthodoxy. All faithful pastors should resonate with this plea.
Book Review: Almost Christian, by Kenda DeanReview by Matt McCullough | 9Marks Journal: Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes? | 02.18.2011
This book is worth your time as a penetrating indictment of quasi-Christianity and a source of some helpful advice about how to fight back.
Book Review: After the Baby Boomers, Robert WuthnowReview by Matt McCullough | 9Marks Journal: Multi-site Churches | 03.02.2010
You can either shape your ministry to address the needs and desires of young adults, or you can shape your prophetic challenge to the specific weaknesses of your context.