Leadership

6 Reasons You Should Preach Through Numbers

By C. W. Faulkner | 06.22.2018

The book of Numbers teaches us that when God is with his people, the only thing they need to fear is their own sin.

Why We Added a Prayer of Lament to Our Sunday Gathering

By Neal Woollard | 06.20.2018

Lament is ingrained into the culture of Jesus’ people and will be until he returns. That’s why we recently added a corporate prayer of lament to our public worship.

Book Review: 15 Things Seminary Couldn’t Teach Me, Edited by Collin Hansen and Jeff Robinson

Review by Gustav Pritchard | 06.15.2018

Classroom learning has severe limits in preparing one for the real world of work. Much of the skill in any vocation—ministry or otherwise—is only acquired on the job after years of experience.

What Do Baptism & the Lord’s Supper Symbolize?

By H. B. Charles | 05.25.2018

Pastor HB Charles, Jr. explains the theological realities behind baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

Book Review: Three Books by J. Oswald Sanders

Review by Mark Tanious | 05.24.2018

These resources would help any Christian who wants to understand how the nature of God impacts the Christian life, what it means to be a growing disciple of Jesus Christ, and how to grow into a mature leader for the glory of Christ.

Episode 53 - On Deacons (podcast)

Episode 53: On Deacons

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 05.22.2018

What does a biblical deacon do? How do they differ from elders? In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan talks to Mark about the biblical office of deacon.

The Wide Chasm Between Biblical Principles and Biblical Ideals

By Caleb Greggsen | 05.21.2018

Ministry is full of both principles and ideals. If we confuse the two, then we’ll either require something that God does not require for faithfulness, or we’ll disregard an aspect of faithfulness.

Book Review—J. C. Ryle: Prepared to Stand Alone, by Iain Murray

Review by Nate Pickowicz | 05.16.2018

Famously known as “the man of granite with the heart of a child,” JC Ryle stands out as a towering example of Christian fortitude and pastoral excellence.

Benefits and Negatives of a Long-Term Pastorate

By Ron Pracht | 05.10.2018

One pastor reflects on more than 45 years of service in one place.

Should Elders Insist on Unanimity?

By Jamie Dunlop | 05.03.2018

We should value trust more highly than agreement.

Episode 50 - On Associate Pastors

Episode 50: On the Role of Associate Pastors

By B. Jamieson, J. Dunlop, J. Leeman | 05.01.2018

In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan Leeman sits down with pastors Jamie Dunlop and Bobby Jamieson to discuss their roles, and how their work complements Mark’s as the senior pastor. 

Why There’s No Such Thing as African Christianity

By Conrad Mbewe | 9Marks Journal: Church Life: Our True Political Witness | 04.17.2018

Strictly speaking, there is no such thing as African Christianity or Asian Christianity or Western Christianity. The Christian faith is one, and it’s portrayed for us as such in the Scriptures.

More Christian than Black or White

By Isaac Adams | 9Marks Journal: Church Life: Our True Political Witness | 04.17.2018

Phrases like “I’m more Christian than black or white” are gloriously true, but they’re often wielded in white culture to enable and encourage colorblindness.

More Christian Than American

By J. D. Greear | 9Marks Journal: Church Life: Our True Political Witness | 04.17.2018

We serve America best when we don’t serve her first.

Men, Women, and the Place of True Equality

By Trillia Newbell | 9Marks Journal: Church Life: Our True Political Witness | 04.17.2018

In our rush to explain and emphasize the differences between men and women, we too often forget to emphasize the gloriously counter-culture truth of the equality of men and women.