The Accidental Reformation: How Luther and Calvin Reformed the FamilyBy Owen Strachan | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019
Martin Luther and John Calvin represent two theologians of the Reformation, that Bible-driven movement so long ago, who promoted God’s vision for the family and led many to do the same.
Book Review: A Big Gospel in Small Places, by Stephen WitmerReview by Owen Strachan | 11.07.2019
Do not be misled: this is a book for every pastor in every place. It will spark all sorts of good thinking about pastoral ministry and the work of the local church.
God of the Cross: 5 Recommended Books on the AtonementBy Owen Strachan | 9Marks Journal: The Heart of the Gospel: Penal Substitutionary Atonement | 08.20.2019
Consider recommending these five books on this precious doctrine to your people.
Reformation Doctrine Fuels Reformation Ecclesiology: A Brief HistoryBy Owen Strachan | 9Marks Journal: Ecclesiology for Calvinists | 02.05.2019
The Reformation fire has not gone out, nor has the evangelistic zeal of the modern American church died. The Word still speaks—and the gospel still is mighty to save.
Singleness in Modern CultureBy Owen Strachan | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Singles | 03.20.2017
Vocation and service: two major areas of life that are often neglected in the pulpit, but that help the people of God find purpose and hope in this fallen, often lonely world.
A Brief History of Complementarian LiteratureBy Owen Strachan | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism & the Local Church | 03.19.2015
Just as the Reformation constituted a mighty preaching and writing engine, so evangelical complementarianism has produced many millions of words that have revived and strengthened God’s church.
Complementarianism as a WorldviewBy Owen Strachan | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism & the Local Church | 03.19.2015
Complementarianism has explanatory power on a range of major, life-shaping matters. But more than this, it has apologetic power, both in the living of this doctrine, and the speaking.
The Wilberforce Test: Preaching and the Public SquareBy Owen Strachan | 9Marks Journal: Vanishing Church? | 11.18.2014
The pastor who preaches for the transformation of his people is equipping them for service in this life that will echo into eternity.
Complementarianism & Cultural EngagementBy M. Dever, O. Strachan | 10.23.2014
Mark Dever interviews CBMW President Owen Strachan on Chuck Colson, Carl F. H. Henry, and the state of the complementarian debate.
A. T. Robertson, the Book of James, and Dudes with AmbitionBy Owen Strachan | 06.11.2014
If you have not picked up Greg Wills’s recent The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1859-2009 (Oxford, 2009), you owe it to yourself to do so. It’s a huge book, it is an … keep reading…
Pastoring the IdleBy Owen Strachan | 01.25.2014
It is not you, ultimately, who builds the church and awakens the idle. It is Almighty God. He loves your people far more than you do
His Arm Is Strong to Save: A Trajectory of Conversion in AmericaBy Owen Strachan | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012
How have Christians in different periods understood conversion and, more specifically, the means of conversion?
Book Review: The Next Christians, by Gabe LyonsReview by Owen Strachan | 9Marks Journal: Church Membership: Holding the Body Together | 04.28.2011
As we’ll see, there is room for agreement and disagreement in the answers Lyons provides to these questions.
The Genesis of Gender and Ecclesial WomanhoodBy Owen Strachan | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Women | 07.01.2010
Don’t miss the point here: gender is front and center in creation, the fall, and the curse.
Book Review: Womanly Dominion: More Than a Gentle and Quiet SpiritReview by Owen Strachan | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Women | 06.25.2010
In 200 crisp, scripturally saturated pages, Chanski charts an engaging course for Christian womanhood in a feminist age.