Discipleship

Book Review: A Way With Words, by Dan Darling

Review by Mark Redfern | 11.05.2020

Far from being negative toward online interaction, A Way With Words paints a noble vision for online speech.

Book Review: Growing Healthy Asian American Churches, edited by Peter Cha, S. Steve Kang, and Helen Lee

Review by Geoff Chang | 09.24.2020

My hope is that this book is the beginning of a fruitful conversation among Asian American leaders on what the Bible has to say about growing healthy Asian American churches.

Book Review: Analog Church, by Jay Kim

Review by Benjamin Vrbicek | 09.17.2020

In a COVID world, many people are suddenly wondering “is virtual church enough?” Kim compellingly argues it is not.

Moving from Programs to a Culture of Discipleship in an Immigrant Church

By Mark Pakingan | 09.11.2020

From my experience, immigrant churches tend toward program-centric ministry. Why? It’s complicated.

Book Review: Love or Die, by Alexander Strauch

Review by Adam Triplett | 09.10.2020

Pastors, we must constantly remind our sheep of the dangers of lovelessness and encourage our church members to cultivate their affection for Christ and for one another.

Book Review: Augustine as Mentor, Edward Smither

Review by Eric Beach | 09.04.2020

Smither’s work is not only a fascinating historical exploration of one of the most titanic figures in church history, it’s a compelling and inspiring portrait of a man committed to raising up future pastors.

3 Reasons to Preach through Philemon

By Nate Pickowicz | 08.17.2020

We love and forgive others because the Lord Jesus has first loved and forgiven us (Eph. 4:32). This is the heart and soul of the gospel, portrayed in the book of Philemon.

What Does the Bible Have to Teach Our Churches about Multi-Ethnic Unity?

By Jeff Mooney | 08.10.2020

Hopefully, these passages and the questions they evoke will propel us to become the fishbowl community into which the nations can look and clearly see tangible, gospel-centered love in a world that so desperately needs it.

Remembering the Lord’s Death at the Lord’s Table Together

Reservations for Two: Remembering the Lord’s Death at the Lord’s Table Together

By Caleb Batchelor | 08.07.2020

We often come to the table uneasy. We know we’ve been unfaithful. But as our shifting eyes look up, our Savior sits at the head of the table—staring at us with eyes full of affection.

Further Reflections on Recent Conversations about Christian Freedom

By Jonathan Leeman | 07.27.2020

Why would 9Marks feel compelled to respond to Grace Community Church’s elders and raise these points right now?

Book Review: Why Church? by Scott Sunquist

Review by John Joseph | 07.09.2020

Why do local churches exist? Sunquist provides a memorable but problematic answer.

Reflections on ‘One Assembly’ and the Immigrant Church

By Geoff Chang | 07.03.2020

As immigrant churches pursue greater independence among their various language congregations, the goal is not simply to have separate churches so that we can cross our t’s and dot our ecclesiological i’s. That’s only half the picture.

Cultivate Humility

By Erik Raymond | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

If we’re going to help our people, we pastors must cultivate humility.

Tend Your Heart: Drinking from the Fountain of Mirth

By David Mathis | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

Brothers, we have permission to set aside our next sermon, open the Book, and simply tend to our own heart for an unhurried season each day.

Pastor, Train Future Pastors

By Garrett Kell | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

The more I studied Scripture and watched pastors I respected, I became convinced that pastors have the opportunity and responsibility to train other pastors.