Paul Alexander

Book Review: The Purpose Driven Life, by Rick Warren

Review by Paul Alexander | 03.05.2010

Only the gospel should be proclaimed as having driving power for the Christian life, and only the gospel should enjoy primacy in the Christian life.

Book Review: Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament, by Christopher Wright

Review by Paul Alexander | 9Marks Journal: Family & Parenting | 03.03.2010

It’s not difficult to see why this book has stayed in print for so long.

Book Review: Rethinking the Church, by James White

Review by Paul Alexander | 03.02.2010

This kind of thinking thinking subtly leads us into the futility of dependence on synthetic technique and the idolatry of dependence on self, culture, and business theory.

Questions for Pastoral Candidates

By Paul Alexander | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 03.01.2010

What are some questions specific to pastoral fidelity that churches should be asking pastoral candidates? Here’s a starter set. Can you think of more?

How to Make Membership Matter

By Paul Alexander | 03.01.2010

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Looking For A Few Good Men

By M. Dever, P. Alexander | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 1) | 02.26.2010

Life experience alone does not qualify a man as an elder.

Is Congregationalism a Democracy?

By Paul Alexander | 02.26.2010

Is congregationalism a democracy? There are some striking resemblances, but the biblical answer is no.

Lessons in Shepherding 3: The Gospels

By Paul Alexander | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 2) | 02.26.2010

To say that Jesus is the shepherd of his flock is to say that he’s a ruler.

Lessons in Shepherding 2: Jeremiah and Ezekiel

By Paul Alexander | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 2) | 02.26.2010

Lessons in Shepherding 4: Acts, 1 Peter, and Revelation

By Paul Alexander | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 2) | 02.26.2010

Why must an elder pay close attention to himself? Isn’t that selfish? No. It’s responsible.

Lessons in Shepherding 1: God, Moses and David

By Paul Alexander | 9Marks Journal: Elders (Part 2) | 02.26.2010

The man who is a shepherd of God’s people must know that he is a guardian of God’s fame, a fact in which he should find tremendous confidence.

Altar Call Evangelism

By Paul Alexander | 02.26.2010

What’s required for salvation isn’t walking an aisle. It’s repentance from sin and belief in Jesus Christ.

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