Discipleship

Editor’s Note: Defending Sound Doctrine Against the Deconstruction of American Evangelicalism

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021

Jonathan Leeman reflects on the recent and popular project of “deconstructing” evangelicalism.

Friendship: The Foundation of Paul’s Global Ministry

By Caleb Greggsen | 10.25.2021

One of Paul’s most consistent values may surprise us: friendship.

Book Review: The Caffynite Controversy, by Clint Bass

Review by Jonathan Swan | 07.22.2021

You may have never heard of the Caffynite controversy, but this book teaches some important lessons about confessionalism in local churches.

What Does Your Church Covenant Sound Like?

By Dave Cook | 07.20.2021

Sometimes on our anniversary, my wife and I re-read our covenant vows to each other. It’s always special. When churches stand and read their church covenant together, there’s no reason … keep reading…

A Brief History of How Friendships Like Yours Can Change the World

By Alex DiPrima | 06.28.2021

What if more Christians began to view their friendships as stewardships from God? We should all actively look for opportunities to leverage our friendships for practical, kingdom-minded endeavors.

Book Review: People of Promise, by Joseph Minich and Bradford Littlejohn (eds.)

Review by Brady Bowman | 06.17.2021

People of the Promise helpfully captures the core of the Protestant doctrine of the church.

What’s in the Water? — Combatting Superstition and Sentimentalism with Scripture (Part 1)

By Trent Hunter | 05.26.2021

If we’re going to get baptism right, we need our thinking and practice shaped by Scripture. That’s why at my church our elders recently entered a study about baptism.

Book Review: The Good Portion Series, edited by Keri Folmar

Review by Bev Berrus | 05.20.2021

I hope these books serve as a guide for women who have heard the call to “teach what is good” (Titus 2:3) and commend the beauty of God’s word to the world with our very lives (Titus 2:5).

When You Long for Friends: A Meditation for Elders’ Wives

By Megan Hill | 04.30.2021

In your time as an elder’s wife, you will doubtless experience times of loneliness. You can take encouragement from the example of Paul that a desire for friends is a good desire.

Book Review: Truths We Can Touch, by Tim Chester

Review by Paul Alexander | 04.22.2021

Chester has provided the church with an accessible discipling tool for teaching Christians the significance of our Christian symbols which are, despite all our disagreements, truth made tangible.  

Disciple Others

By Tony Shepherd | 9Marks Journal: How to Build Up Your Church: A Guidebook for Members | 03.30.2021

You don’t need to be a disciple-making guru. You just need to be available. You don’t need to be a theologian. You just need to be a means of grace to other disciples.

Not Gathering with the Church Hurts You Spiritually

By Jonathan Leeman | 03.05.2021

Pandemic-weary pastor, gently encourage your pandemic-weary congregation to gather as soon as they can.

In Our Discipling Relationships, Best-Sellers Are Great . . . But the Bible Is Best

By Sam Koo | 02.22.2021

Books are tremendous tools for discipling. But with so many good resources out there, we can be tempted to forget the best book on discipleship—the Bible.

Book Review: Practicing Thankfulness, by Sam Crabtree

Review by Nick Dorsey | 02.04.2021

If you, like me, want to be more faithful and thankful in your calling as a pastor, Practicing Thankfulness is a good place to start.

10 Brief Reflections on an Elder’s Character

By Brandon Freeman | 02.01.2021

We must realize that character isn’t only necessary for ministry; character is itself a ministry.