Ray Ortlund

Journal Talk, Episode 3: What to Remember When It’s Going Well—And When It’s Going Poorly

By J. Leeman, R. Ortlund | 08.18.2020

In this conversation, Jonathan Leeman chats with Ray Ortlund about what pastors need to remember when things are going well, what they need to remember when things are going poorly, and how he stays so “stinkin’ joyful.”

What to Remember When It’s Going Well

By Ray Ortlund | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

When the ministry is going well, remember that tomorrow’s setbacks and reversals will be bent around in God’s mighty hands into yet more blessing.

What to Remember When It’s Going Poorly

By Ray Ortlund | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

What should we remember when tragedy overwhelms us, or when we lose our way in confusion, or when we seem unable to please anyone and the congregation is stiff and cold—or even walking out?

The Gospel

By Ray Ortlund

How the Church Portrays the Beauty of Christ The gospel is the greatest message of all time addressing the greatest need of all people. However, the good news about Jesus does more than just promise eternal life to all who believe. In the latest addition to the 9Marks Building Healthy Churches series, pastor Ray Ortlund explains the […]

Waiting On the Lord to Renew Our Strength: Reflections on Pastoral Burnout

By Ray Ortlund | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018

Burnout means something way down deep just collapses, and we can’t keep going.

Book Review: Searching for Sunday, by Rachel Held Evans

Review by Ray Ortlund | 04.28.2015

I am not confident that, if I took this book to heart and swallowed its Christianity whole, I would be ready to stand before God on that great and final day.