Leadership

How Can I Care for Fearful Church Members?

By Jonathan Rourke | 03.25.2020

This present struggle will pass, but it’s just a matter of time before the next one comes. In preparation, let’s be stewards of this current crisis.

Why Complementarians Should Be “First Responders” Against Abuse

By Jonathan Leeman | 03.25.2020

If we’re going to fight to preserve God-given authority, then we must also fight its abuses.

Pastoring Amid Pandemic: Counsel from a Pastor in Italy

By Matt Johnston | 03.23.2020

if the virus continues to make headway, the normal rhythms of life will continue to be thrown off and unique shepherding opportunities will abound. We should be alert.

Biblical Manhood and Womanhood—Or Christlikeness?

By Jonathan Leeman | 03.20.2020

It has become a common trope to argue that Bible calls us to Christlikeness, not biblical manhood and womanhood. This is a category error.

Does the Book of Acts Teach Spontaneous Baptisms?

By Caleb Morell | 03.10.2020

The claim that Acts demonstrates a uniform pattern of spontaneous baptisms is overstated.

Brothers, Preach Your Heart Out — No Matter How Few People Are in the Room

By Tim Counts | 02.28.2020

Brothers, it bears repeating because we can be so tempted to believe otherwise: the value of preaching Christ is not dependent on the number of your listeners.

Book Review: Discerning Your Call To Ministry, by Jason Allen

Review by Jeremy Yong | 02.20.2020

As I reflect on my own journey to the ministry, I wish I had this book as a young man exploring what it meant to be a pastor.

When Calamity Strikes, Pastors & Missionaries Are ”Essential Personnel”

By Colin Clark | 02.14.2020

How one pastor in China responded amid the coronavirus.

The State of the Immigrant Church

By John Lee | 02.03.2020

It seems many immigrant churches are in the midst of a divorce. Why?

Should We Trade in Funerals for “Celebrations of Life”?

By Jason Allen | 01.13.2020

As strange as it sounds, we can’t afford to waste the opportunities a funeral provides.

Book Review: The Man of God: Volume 1, by Albert Martin

Review by Alex Hong | 01.09.2020

Martin’s book reminded me of my need to be surrounded by proven and seasoned pastors. His writings are not only thoroughly biblical, but wise and practical.

What We Are Learning Training Women to Teach

By C. McFadden, D. Helm, R. Kinney | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.13.2019

Over the years, we’ve seen pastors guide the women’s ministry through women leaders. In these situations, the churches are healthier.

Complementarianism - A Moment of Reckoning Jonathan Leeman 9Marks

Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning (Part 3)

By Jonathan Leeman | 12.11.2019

How then do we move forward in the complementarian conversation?

Complementarianism & Theological Triage

By Michael Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.11.2019

I’d like to offer some help on how to talk and think about the application of complementarianism within your own congregation, whether that’s with people you agree with or people you don’t.

On Apple Stores and the DMV: Two Kinds of Churches that Create Complementarian Chaos

By Alex Duke | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.11.2019

I’ve been in churches whose authority structures are like an Apple Store’s, and I’ve been in churches whose authority structures are like the DMV’s. In both cases—but in different ways—chaos bubbles up to the surface.