Zach Schlegel

What If I’m Discouraged in My Evangelism?

By Zach Schlegel | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism | 02.06.2024

One pastor answers five discouragements with five truths about God to help us and our churches not grow weary or lose heart in evangelism.

Book Review: The Gospel-Driven Church, by Jared C. Wilson

Review by Zach Schlegel | 06.23.2022

Jared C. Wilson’s “The Gospel-Driven Church” holds up a biblical picture of success and exposes misguided ones.

Pastoring with Certainty in Uncertain Times

By Zach Schlegel | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

How do we pastor a congregation with conflicting sets of political certainties? How do we maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Eph. 4:3) without compromising what’s true?

The Gospel — Zach Schlegel | Session 2 – 9Marks Conference at Midwestern

By Zach Schlegel | 02.22.2020

A talk delivered at the 9Marks at Midwestern conference.

Book Review: The Heart, Character, and Life of the Church, by Joe Thorn

Review by Zach Schlegel | 05.10.2017

If you’re looking for an accessible, Reformed Baptist introduction on the doctrine of the church, this is a resource I’m happy to recommend.

Corporate Prayer Is More than Your Personal Quiet Time

By Zach Schlegel | 9Marks Journal: The Church Praying | 06.21.2016

Corporate prayer is not just 300 people having their own quiet time; it’s 300 people praying together.

Book Review: Gather God’s People, by Brian Croft and Jason Adkins

Review by Zach Schlegel | 06.30.2015

This book is a concise, helpful introduction for new pastors or church leaders to hone their skills and better their understanding of what the Bible teaches about their task.

Book Review: Renaissance, by Os Guinness

Review by Zach Schlegel | 9Marks Journal: Vanishing Church? | 10.06.2014

The decline of the church in the West calls for a hope-filled and humble response.

Book Review: Gospel-Centered Discipleship, by Jonathan Dodson

Review by Zach Schlegel | 9Marks Journal: Is Scripture Enough? | 07.02.2013

I was helped and encouraged by this book and would happily recommend it. That said, reading it raised a few questions that gave me pause.

Book Review: Deep & Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend, by Andy Stanley

Review by Zach Schlegel | 9Marks Journal: Lay Elders: A User’s Guide—Part 2 | 01.03.2013

A church that is unclear about “who belongs” in order to attract unbelievers may be “nice,” but they are also unloving.

Book Review: There’s Hope for Your Church, by Gary McIntosh

Review by Zach Schlegel | 9Marks Journal: Discipling in the Church | 08.27.2012

People who read the book should heed its wise advice, yet tread carefully with some of the underlining assumptions.

Book Review: Finally Alive, by John Piper

Review by Zach Schlegel | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

What does it mean to be born again? What difference does it make for an individual Christian? For a church?