Mike McKinley

Testimonies of the Underestimated Gospel

By A. Mohler, C. J. Mahaney, C. Trueman, D. Patrick, D. Platt, G. Gilbert, J. D. Greear, J. Mack Stiles, J. Purswell, J. Piper, K. DeYoung, L. Duncan, M. Dever, M. Chandler, M. Schmucker, M. Lawrence, M. McKinley, P. Williams, R. D. Moore, T. Anyabwile | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

What were the human means and instruments of your conversion?

Church Planting Is for Wimps

By Mike McKinley

How God Uses Messed-up People to Plant Ordinary Churches That Do Extraordinary Things Church Planting Is for Wimps tells the story of the revitalization of Guilford Baptist Church in northern Virginia. … keep reading…

Am I Really a Christian?

By Mike McKinley

You may think you are, but you may not be. After all, Jesus himself said that some people will do seemingly “Christian” things in his name but will not truly … keep reading…

Church in Hard Places

By M. McConnell, M. McKinley

How the Local Church Brings Life to the Poor and Needy It is impossible to alleviate poverty—in its fullest sense—apart from the local church. In recent years, Christians have shown … keep reading…

Pastors’ Forum: Do’s and Don’ts of Church Reform

By B. Johnson, G. Kell, M. Dever, M. Lawrence, M. McKinley, T. Anyabwile | 9Marks Journal: Revitalize: Why We Must Reclaim Dying Churches—and How | 10.28.2011

What to do—and what not to do—in the midst of church reform.

The Pros and Cons of Planting and Revitalizing

By Mike McKinley | 9Marks Journal: Revitalize: Why We Must Reclaim Dying Churches—and How | 10.27.2011

Church planting and church revitalizing share the same goal: to see a God-glorifying church established where it does not currently exist.

Implementing Membership in a Church Plant

By Mike McKinley | 9Marks Journal: Church Membership: Holding the Body Together | 04.28.2011

In order to have a church, you need Christians. So a planter . . . will need to be able to discern that there are people in his meeting who are genuinely converted.

Book Review: What to Do When You Don’t Want to Go to Church, by Peggy Palau and Peggy Sue Wells

Review by Mike McKinley | 03.05.2010

We need more than a call to just go back to church; we need to give ourselves to understanding what the church is, and then commit to building such a body.

Book(s) Review: The Emerging Church and Emerging Worship, by Dan Kimball

Review by Mike McKinley | 03.05.2010

We should make an effort to make our worship clear and accessible, even to non-believers. But we have a primary responsibility to worship God according to his Word.

Book(s) Review: The Radical Reformission & Confessions of a Reformission Rev, by Mark Driscoll

Review by Mike McKinley | 9Marks Journal: The Emerging Church | 03.03.2010

Taken together, the two books constitute a clarion call to the evangelical church in America, as it adapts to its marginalized status in post-modern culture.

Book Review: The Market-Driven Church, by Udo Middleman

Review by Mike McKinley | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.02.2010

Skip it and go read something by David Wells.

Book Review: I Sold My Soul On eBay, by Hemant Mehta

Review by Mike McKinley | 9Marks Journal: Cooperation | 03.02.2010

Which brings me to my question: why would the church scramble to take advice from someone who does not share its faith?

Church Membership and the N.C.L.H.G.A.

By Mike McKinley | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Mission | 03.01.2010

Was church membership practiced by churches in the New Testament? Scripture gives us indications that the answer to this question is “yes.”

Church Membership in a World Without NASCAR

By Mike McKinley | 9Marks Journal: Hospitality & Friendship | 03.01.2010

Even with the Christian church’s spotty record, we ignore the past at our own peril.

Contemplating Cool

By Mike McKinley | 9Marks Journal: Church & Culture | 02.26.2010

It is now an unexamined assumption in many quarters: the best way to reach people is to be like them.

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