Michael Lawrence

On Pastoring and Parenting (with David Helm, Juan Sanchez, and Michael Lawrence) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 172

By D. Helm, J. Leeman, J. Sanchez, M. Lawrence | 06.08.2021

In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with David Helm, Juan Sanchez, and Michael Lawrence about parenting as a pastor. 

On Biblical Quotations and Allusions (with Michael Lawrence) | Preachers Talk, Ep. 16

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, M. Lawrence | 01.14.2021

In this episode of Preachers Talk, Jeremy Meeks chats with David Helm and Michael Lawrence about how preachers ought to approach the Bible’s many quotations and allusions.

Live with Your Church Members in an Understanding Way (with Michael Lawrence)

By J. Leeman, M. Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 10.20.2020

During tense political seasons, church members need to learn to live with one another in an understanding way. But what does that mean?

Live with Your Church Members in an Understanding Way

By Michael Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

Listening well and loving deeply won’t resolve every political disagreement in your church. It will do something better.

Should I Respond to George Floyd’s Death This Sunday?

By Michael Lawrence | 05.30.2020

We each have to pastor our own flocks in light of their needs, strengths, weaknesses, and blind spots. But we don’t do that in a vacuum. We need to be wise, but we also cannot duck important issues.

Pastoring in a Pandemic, Episode 3: Thinking through the Dilemma of Gathering Again with Michael Lawrence

By J. Leeman, M. Lawrence | 05.06.2020

Jonathan Leeman chats with Michael Lawrence, the senior pastor of Hinson Baptist Church in Portland, Oregon, about the dilemma of our churches gathering again.

The Problem with Altar Calls and the Sinner’s Prayer

The Problem with Altar Calls and the Sinner’s Prayer

By Michael Lawrence | 02.13.2020

There’s no question the Lord has used altar calls and the sinner’s prayer to bring people to himself. But in general, they’re not a good idea. They inoculate people to the gospel, convincing them they no longer need it when in fact they don’t have it at all.

Complementarianism & Theological Triage

By Michael Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.11.2019

I’d like to offer some help on how to talk and think about the application of complementarianism within your own congregation, whether that’s with people you agree with or people you don’t.

9Marks podcast Episode 101 On Conversion Pastors Talk

Episode 101: On Conversion (with Michael Lawrence)

By J. Leeman, M. Lawrence | 10.22.2019

Your doctrine of conversion will affect your understanding of what a local church should be.

The Love Story of Penal Substitutionary Atonement

By Michael Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: The Heart of the Gospel: Penal Substitutionary Atonement | 08.20.2019

The entire storyline of Scripture, the history of redemption, is the story of God providing substitutes for his people to cover their shame and bear the judgment they deserved so that they might be accepted by him.

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20 Quotes from It Is Well: Expositions on Substitutionary Atonement

By M. Dever, M. Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: The Heart of the Gospel: Penal Substitutionary Atonement | 08.20.2019

20 quotes from It Is Well, a book by Mark Dever & Michael Lawrence.

How a philosophy of ministry clarifies the doctrine of the conversion

Your Understanding of Salvation should Shape your Philosophy of Ministry

By Michael Lawrence | 08.14.2019

If you believe God is totally sovereign in conversion, then that should affect your philosophy of ministry—how you preach, how you evangelize, and even how you structure your membership process.

Without Exception: How to Handle Exceptions to the Statement of Faith

Without Exception: How to Handle Exceptions to the Statement of Faith

By Michael Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: Church Membership: Following the Lord Together | 05.07.2019

What do we do when someone takes exception to our church’s statement of faith?

Why Young People Leave the Church

Why Young People Leave the Church

By Michael Lawrence | 04.03.2019

Young people need to be given a worldview that answers the hard questions, not one that masks over questions with moralism and fun.

Hey Calvinist, Enough of Your Revivalism

By Michael Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: Ecclesiology for Calvinists | 02.04.2019

How do you grow your church? It’s a question every pastor or church leader asks, a question in which almost every Christian is interested.

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