Book Review: Empires of Dirt, by Douglas WilsonReview by Paul Alexander | 9Marks Journal: A New Christian Authoritarianism? | 04.27.2023
Precisely here is where theonomy is in danger of becoming a new legalism: demanding of the church what Jesus does not demand and what the church cannot in any case do.
What Does Being “Above Reproach” Mean?By Paul Alexander | 9Marks Journal: Pursuing Revival While Avoiding Revivalism | 06.14.2022
To be above reproach is, arguably, the most general of all the elder qualifications, so it has to be defined more generally.
How Strong Trellises Promote Strong VinesBy Paul Alexander | 9Marks Journal: Pursuing Revival While Avoiding Revivalism | 06.14.2022
If you drape your vine over a simple trellis with structural integrity, then its fruit is far more likely to mature without bruising.
Are you Contending for the Truth or Quarrelsome?By Paul Alexander | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022
So how do we tell the difference between fighting the good fight and just argumentative?
Book Review: Truths We Can Touch, by Tim ChesterReview by Paul Alexander | 04.22.2021
Chester has provided the church with an accessible discipling tool for teaching Christians the significance of our Christian symbols which are, despite all our disagreements, truth made tangible.
How to Build a Healthy ChurchBy M. Dever, P. Alexander
A Practical Guide for Deliberate Leadership In the process of building a church, there are many things to consider―who will the elders be? How many seats should the sanctuary have? … keep reading…
Book Review: Mere Discipleship, by Alister McGrathReview by Paul Alexander | 12.17.2020
Mere Discipleship is an impressive, unique, thought-provoking book with a few shortcomings.
Preach, Pray, Love, and StayBy M. Dever, P. Alexander | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020
When I was interviewing with Capitol Hill Baptist Church before they called me to be their pastor, someone asked me if I had a program or plan to implement for growth. Here’s how I responded.
Episode 113: On Biblical Theology (with Paul Alexander)By J. Leeman, M. Dever, P. Alexander | 02.04.2020
Jonathan, Mark, and guest Paul Alexander chat about the ins and outs of biblical theology.
Book Review: The Preacher’s Catechism, by Lewis AllenReview by Paul Alexander | 01.24.2019
Preacher, if you don’t think you need to read this book, then, well . . . you need to read this book.
8 Reasons Your Excuses for Not Practicing Church Discipline Don’t WorkBy Paul Alexander | 09.24.2018
As it turns out, these eight excuses not to practice church discipline are actually reasons *to* practice church discipline.
Book Review: A Brief History of Sunday, by Justo GonzálezReview by Paul Alexander | 09.01.2017
Should Sundays be more like a funeral or a festival?
Book Review: Conscience, by Andy Naselli & J. D. CrowleyReview by Paul Alexander | 07.12.2017
You should probably read this book, too. But of course, that’s a matter for you to take up with your own conscience.
Book Review: Sinai and the Saints, by James M. Todd IIIBy Paul Alexander | 06.08.2017
Do Old Testament laws apply to modern Christians? This book seeks to answer that question.
Book Review: Devoted to God, by Sinclair FergusonReview by Paul Alexander | 12.06.2016
As we’ve come to expect, Sinclair Ferguson’s new book points us to the gospel, to our identity in Christ, and to all that Jesus is for us for the purpose of making us more like him.