Leadership

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. 

The Dangerous Allure of Being a Cultural Warrior

By Brian Davis | 9Marks Journal: Church Life: Our True Political Witness | 04.17.2018

Our cultural engagement should always advertise our true hope. Just as we are not of this world, our hope is not of this world—nor is it dependent on this world’s acceptance.

A Symposium: How can we work toward greater ethnic unity in our churches?

By I. L. Ince, P. Jeon, P. Y. Lee, P. Holmes | 9Marks Journal: Church Life: Our True Political Witness | 04.17.2018

We asked four minority brothers the following question: How can we work toward greater ethnic unity in our churches?

Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever talk about Celebrity Pastors

Episode 47: On T4G and Celebrity Pastors

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 04.10.2018

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the sixth Together for the Gospel conference. Does this conference exacerbate the problem of celebrity pastors, especially as articulated recently on TGC by Andy Crouch?

Episode 45: On Elders’ Meetings (Part 2)

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.27.2018

Jonathan and Mark continue their conversation on elders’ meetings, exploring questions like: should elders require unanimity? What should a new pastor do when he inherits a contentious elder? 

Book Review: The Deacon, by Cornelis Van Dam

Review by Rick Carmickle | 03.26.2018

This book sets forth a broad view of ministry to the poor, not only for deacons but for the church at large.

Episode 44: On Elders Meetings (Part 1)

Episode 44: On Elders’ Meetings (Part 1)

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.20.2018

In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Mark and Jonathan discuss the best practices for how to run an elders’ meeting.

On Pastoring Through Theological Controversies

Episode 43: On Pastoring Through Theological Controversies (with Ligon Duncan)

By J. Leeman, L. Duncan, M. Dever | 03.13.2018

It’s not a pastor’s job to have a PhD. But pastors are called to protect the flock from false teachers, and to shepherd people through theological questions and concerns.

7 Ways to Protect and Pass On the Gospel

By Nathan Rose | 03.09.2018

Christian, you have an assigned task from Jesus and it involves at least two things: helping fellow church members make it to heaven and getting the gospel into the next generation.

How Charles Spurgeon Pastored Fellow Suffering Christians

By Michael Reeves | 03.08.2018

When pastoring the suffering and depressed, Spurgeon seemed most often to have focused people on Christ crucified as the Man of Sorrows.

Episode 42: On the Usefulness of Pastoral Internships (with Matt Merker)

By M. Dever, M. Merker | 03.06.2018

In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Matt Merker—a pastoral assistant at Capitol Hill Baptist Church—chats with Mark Dever about the usefulness of pastoral internships.

Book Review: Lies Pastors Believe, by Dayton Hartman

Review by Philip Van Steenburgh | 03.01.2018

This book is for both pastors who don’t think self-deception is a concern and pastors who know they can be self-deceived