The usefulness of this book stretches beyond its target audience to anyone who is working to communicate the gospel and its implications to teenagers.
Mark Dever recently sat down with hymn writer and musician Keith Getty to talk about music for the church. Listen to the interview below.
We need to grow not only in doing good, but in being good. We need the spiritual fruit of goodness. How can we grow in this?
It’s not always a good thing for someone to have their “rough edges” knocked off. A man or woman can have character and rough edges, while still keeping their effectiveness for ministry.
You should probably read this book, too. But of course, that’s a matter for you to take up with your own conscience.
The problem with evangelistic programs is that they often make you feel like you’ve done evangelism—when you actually haven’t.
It matters how you treat those who disagree with you on disputable matters. When you welcome them as Christ has welcomed you, you glorify God.
— Teach on it; sing accessible, excellent songs; accentuate voices, not music.
We just released a Journal on church planting and church mergers. Because neither Mark nor Jonathan wrote an article for it, we devoted this episode of Pastors’ Talk to the topic.
An enchantment with the city isn’t the same as a biblical love for the city, and it won’t sustain you in the long run.
I love gospel clarity and biblical ecclesiology, but I’m concerned about the anti-practical nature we sometimes see in the 9Marks community.
When God burdens a preacher for a people group, a neighborhood, or a block, it’s right for that preacher to go and become all things to all people so that he might save some.
By developing other leaders who can teach, disciple, evangelize, counsel, and shepherd the flock, you raise up others who can care for the health of all the church members.
If evangelism is to be woven into the fabric of the life of a new church plant and its pastor, it takes some thought and planning.
There’s no way a finite heart can hold all the things a church planting wife will face in life and ministry. But Christ can, he does, and he will.