Owen Strachan

The Accidental Reformation: How Luther and Calvin Reformed the Family

By 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 Witmer

Review 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 Atonement

By 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 History

By 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 Culture

By 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 Literature

By 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 Worldview 

By 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 Square

By 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 Engagement

By 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 Ambition

By 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 Idle

By 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 America

By 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 Lyons

Review 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 Womanhood

By 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 Spirit

Review 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.

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