Sam Emadi

Why You Will Join the Wrong Church

By Sam Emadi | 05.15.2017

Personal relationships were never meant to serve as the foundation for our sense of church commitment.

Book Review: Defending Substitution: An Essay on Atonement in Paul, by Simon Gathercole

Review by Sam Emadi | 9Marks Journal: Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal | 12.21.2015

With Defending Substitution, Simon Gathercole has given us a compelling, rich, and lucid presentation of substitution in 1 Corinthians 15 and Romans 5.

Congregationalism Doesn’t Stop at 8 p.m.

By C. Greggsen, S. Emadi | 08.26.2015

When you reduce congregationalism down to just members’ meetings, you deprive yourself of much of the blessing the Lord intends to grant his church through good polity.

Book Review: Understanding Biblical Theology, by Edward Klink and Darian Lockett

Review by Sam Emadi | 9Marks Journal: Is Scripture Enough? | 06.04.2013

Klink and Lockett’s survey of biblical-theological methods is a timely resource.

Book Review: Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work, by Tom Nelson

Review by Sam Emadi | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the Workplace | 03.08.2013

This book is a helpful introduction to the subject of vocation in Christian theology.

Book Review: Ministry by His Grace and for His Glory: Essays in Honor of Thomas J. Nettles, ed. by Thomas Ascol and Nathan Finn

Review by Sam Emadi | 9Marks Journal: Mercy Ministry in the Church | 06.27.2012

Tom Nettles deserves to be commended for his faithfulness to the gospel and his commitment to excellence in academic and pastoral ministry.