Paul Alexander

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 Vines

By 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 Chester

Review 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 Church

By 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 McGrath

Review by Paul Alexander | 12.17.2020

Mere Discipleship is an impressive, unique, thought-provoking book with a few shortcomings.

Preach, Pray, Love, and Stay

By 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.

On Biblical Theology Pastors Talk

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 Allen

Review 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 Work

By 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 González

Review by Paul Alexander | 09.01.2017

Should Sundays be more like a funeral or a festival?

Book Review: Conscience, by Andy Naselli & J. D. Crowley

Review 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 III

By 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 Ferguson

Review 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.

Book Review: Calling on the Name of the Lord: A Biblical Theology of Prayer, by J. Gary Millar

Review by Paul Alexander | 9Marks Journal: The Church Praying | 10.14.2016

Why pray certain things? Because the Bible tells you to from cover to cover. This book will simplify, motivate, and focus your own prayer life.

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