Owen Strachan

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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.

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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.

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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.

Two Paths Out of Trials

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.

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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 institutional history, and it may seem esoteric, but in reality, it reads crisply, it tells an engrossing story, and it offers wisdom on a great […]

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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?

The Next Christians

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.

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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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Book Review: Manly Dominion: In a Passive-Purple-Four-Ball World, by Mark Chanski

Review by Owen Strachan | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology | 03.06.2010

This book is superb. It will train the godly men of today to raise the godly men of tomorrow.

Membership Matters

Book Review: Membership Matters, by Chuck Lawless

Review by Owen Strachan | 03.05.2010

For its focus on membership and involvement, Lawless’s book is a significant help in directing a church toward a more biblical polity.

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Book Review: Who Can Save the Incredible Shrinking Church?, by Frank Page

Review by Owen Strachan | 9Marks Journal: Counseling in the Church | 03.03.2010

Frank Page wants to do nothing less than save struggling, shrinking churches everywhere.

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Book Review: The Book on Leadership, by John MacArthur

Review by Owen Strachan | 03.03.2010

This book is a very good resource for pastors seeking a spiritually-focused book on leadership.

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