Discipleship

How to Partner with African Churches Well: An Interview with Ken Mbugua

By K. Mbugua, M. Christ | 05.09.2022

“Western organizations land in places like Nairobi with the apparent aim of growing their brand. Churches like ours almost become a hindrance because we are already doing a lot of those things.”

Book Review: Authentic Ministry, by Michael Reeves

Review by David Daniels | 04.28.2022

In his new book “Authentic Ministry,” Michael Reeves applies to ministry the same joyful theology he has so often trumpeted elsewhere.

Book Review: The Primary Mission of the Church, by Bryan Estelle

Review by Alex DiPrima | 04.14.2022

Bryan Estelle should be commended for providing a substantive contribution to the conversation surrounding the church’s primary mission.

13 Pillars for Planting Healthy Churches

By Matt Rogers | 04.11.2022

What ingredients are necessary to plant healthy, strong, biblical churches—and sustain them?

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.