— What should a church include in its Statement of Faith? For example, should a SoF be explicitly Calvinistic? — How should a church handle a situation when it’s been determined an elder isn’t “apt to teach”?
Jonathan Leeman interviews Mark Dever on the Reformation and its usefulness for Christians today
I hear there is a friar in the town of Wittenberg, a Brother Martin. Maybe he will help us.
The Reformation featured a rediscovery of the Holy Spirit.
Almost certainly, the most striking practical change at the time of the Reformation was the rise of expository preaching in local churches.
For many Christians, the Reformation has nothing substantial to say to racial and economic injustices. Are they wrong?
If you’re looking for the value of expository preaching beyond simply getting the text right, this book is a good place to start.
If the Word of God isn’t central to a revitalization effort, no genuine, long-lasting transformation will ever occur.
As you patiently “preach and pray, love and stay,” you’ll find that your church has been planted on fertile soil that bears up good and lasting fruit.
How do you serve the Lord as a church planter while broke?
I love gospel clarity and biblical ecclesiology, but I’m concerned about the anti-practical nature we sometimes see in the 9Marks community.
This perspective on what it takes to plant a church is simply overwhelming, and worse than that, it’s not biblical.
When should two churches merge despite the differences—and when should they stay separate precisely because of their differences?
What’s needed to plant a church isn’t the wisdom of Jim Collins, but the gospel of Jesus Christ.