Biblical Theology

What priority do the authors of the New Testament give to sound doctrine?


The authors of the New Testament constantly argue that sound doctrine is of first importance.

9Marks says “biblical theology” is one of the marks of a healthy church. What’s meant by “biblical theology”?


The term “biblical theology” can be used in two ways:

Book(s) Review: God’s Big Picture, Gospel & Kingdom, and According to Plan, by Vaughan Roberts and Graeme Goldsworthy

Review by Nicholas Piotrowski | 03.05.2010

A one-stop review of three biblical theology classics.

Book Review: Him We Proclaim, by Dennis Johnson

Review by Aaron Menikoff | 9Marks Journal: Preaching | 03.05.2010

There are a myriad of books on preaching, but Johnson believes that the Bible is finally the best guidebook for preaching the Bible.

Book Review: Every People and Nation: A Biblical Theology of Race

Review by Tony Carter | 9Marks Journal: Race and Ethnicity | 03.03.2010

This book is a fine and needed supplement to the many systematic and biblical theology books we already have on our shelves.

Book Review: The Church Beyond the Congregation, by James Thwaites

Review by Greg Gilbert | 03.03.2010

James Thwaites is a sobering example of what can happen when we allow a philosophy or idea to gain ascendancy in our minds, and only then ask the Scriptures to agree with us.

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: Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, by D. A. Carson and G. K. Beale

Review by Jim Hamilton | 9Marks Journal: Church & Culture | 03.02.2010

This new commentary will establish its place among those reference works that every student and teacher of the Bible will constantly consult. There is simply nothing else like is.

A Pastors’ and Theologians’ Forum on Biblical Theology

By A. Menikoff, A. Davis, G. Goldsworthy, P. Johnson, S. J. Wellum | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology | 03.01.2010

If there’s no steady diet of biblical theology, what do our churches and church members really lose?

Recommended Books on Biblical Theology For Church Members

By 9Marks | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology | 03.01.2010

Walk into Capitol Hill Baptist Church’s “bookstall” and you’ll find these books on biblical theology for sale.

Class XII: Worship

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

What is worship? What does it mean to worship God? And what does worship have to do with the unity that should exist in the body of Christ?

Where Is Your Story Written?

By Michael Lawrence | 03.01.2010

Biblical theology is an attempt to understand the whole Bible as Christian scripture telling the story of Christ.

The Problem with Much Preaching Today—And Biblical Theology as the Remedy

By Thomas R. Schreiner | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology | 03.01.2010

We may say that Scripture is God’s inerrant word, yet still fail to proclaim it seriously from our pulpits.

Biblical and Systematic Confusion Yields Gospel Delusions

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology | 03.01.2010

I don’t think it’s individualistic, overly cerebral, or beholden to Western legal categories for me to want to know what you think about God.

A Meal Says More than You Think

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Hospitality & Friendship | 03.01.2010

If someone said to me, “How will God glorify himself through Christ?” I am not sure “the hospitality of God’s people” would make my list.