How to Partner with African Churches Well: An Interview with Ken MbuguaBy K. Mbugua, M. Christ | 05.09.2022
“Western organizations land in places like Nairobi with the apparent aim of growing their brand. Churches like ours almost become a hindrance because we are already doing a lot of those things.”
Book Review: Openness Unhindered: Further Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert on Sexual Identity and Union with ChristReview by Mike Christ | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019
Rosaria Butterfield has become a popular speaker on the topic of sexuality. But we sell her short—and even risk misunderstanding her message—if we look to her book as only pertaining to homosexuality
Book Review: How Does Sanctification Work? by David PowlisonReview by Mike Christ | 06.16.2017
We search in vain for a tidy system of sanctification, yet on every page of this short book we witness the process unfold.
Church Revitalization: Surviving a Plane CrashBy Mike Christ | 07.14.2016
Four years ago, when I began this church revitalization, I believed my main goal would be to preach, pray, and stay, and included in “stay” is to develop personal relationships with people and pour into discipleship. That’s the same advice I’d give now.
Book Review: After You Believe, by N. T. WrightReview by Mike Christ | 06.08.2016
Wright majors on the skills one must develop to perform acts of holiness, but misses the relational heart of Christian obedience.
Dear Pastor, Know Your Theology of SanctificationBy Mike Christ | 02.29.2016
There’s a push in evangelical circles to understand justification. This is good. But let’s make sure we haven’t neglected sanctification.
Book Review: Openness Unhindered, by Rosaria ButterfieldReview by Mike Christ | 01.13.2016
To those in our churches tempted by same-sex attraction, we must say more than “Just stop it!” and “It’s wrong.”
Sample Sermon: A Pastor’s JobBy Mike Christ | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church | 08.20.2014
This sermon was preached at Greenbelt Baptist Church in Greenbelt, Maryland on June 29, 2014. We think it’s a commendable example of using biblical theology to instruct and edify a congregation.