The Gospel

Complementarianism as a Worldview 

By Owen Strachan | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism & the Local Church | 03.19.2015

Complementarianism has explanatory power on a range of major, life-shaping matters. But more than this, it has apologetic power, both in the living of this doctrine, and the speaking.

Four Truths About Complementarian Marriage

By Gavin Peacock | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism & the Local Church | 03.17.2015

Here are four biblical truths pastors should teach with respect to marriage, manhood, and womanhood, not just for the sake of marriage, but for the sake of the gospel.

From Lesbianism to Complementarianism

By Jackie Hill-Perry | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism & the Local Church | 03.11.2015

He was a man, and she was a woman. Similar, yet different—and she hated it.

A Complementarian Where You Least Expect Her

By Courtney Reissig | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism & the Local Church | 03.04.2015

While not all Millennial women claim to be feminist—and some may even reject the label—you would be hard-pressed to find a woman under 40 who doesn’t have some form of feminism living inside of her. I was no different.

Book Review: Counter Culture, by David Platt

Review by Al Mohler | 02.26.2015

In this book, David Platt decidedly does not sit down and stay quiet.

Life, Ministry, and Books with Tim Keller—Part 3: Books

By M. Dever, T. Keller | 02.25.2015

In the last of a three-part interview,* Mark Dever interviews Tim Keller about his book-writing ministry, how he attempts to confront a secular audience with the gospel, and more.

Art, Beauty, and Complementarianism

By DW | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism & the Local Church | 02.24.2015

The primeval account of the first man and woman has long inspired artists because the Garden’s themes of God, love, desire, and sin still dominate the drama of men and women today.

Preaching the Gospel at Funerals

By Brian Croft | 02.20.2015

The most helpful advice I ever received about preaching at a funeral for someone I didn’t know is: “Don’t preach them into heaven. Don’t preach them into hell. Just preach the gospel for the people who are there.”

Book Review: Teach Us to Want, by Jen Pollock Michel

Review by Jenny Manley | 02.11.2015

Michel’s book provides a guide for the believer as they figure out what to do with those desires that did not die when placed on a shelf.

Book Review: Oprah: The Gospel of An Icon

Review by Jonathan Baer | 12.15.2014

Oproah can—and does—offer promises of temporal salvation, but it fails to deliver anything of enduring value.

Book Review: Hand in Hand, by Randy Alcorn

Review by Jason Helopoulos | 12.11.2014

If nothing else, this book is a needed correction for angry Arminians and cranky Calvinists.

Book Review: Roman Catholic Theology and Practice, by Gregg Allison

Review by ​Leonardo De Chirico | 11.19.2014

My hope is that this landmark book will re-orientate evangelical theology away from its attraction towards a shallow ecumenicity with Rome towards a serious dialogue based on the Word of God.

Cultural Opposition: Lie Down, Lean In, Lay Low, or Leave

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Vanishing Church? | 11.11.2014

Do we always have to fight to be faithful?

Left Behind in America: Following Christ after Culture Wars

By Russell D. Moore | 9Marks Journal: Vanishing Church? | 10.28.2014

The cultural tumult around us is no cause for either the clenching of the fists or the wringing of the hands.

Blessed Are the Persecuted

By Greg Cochran | 9Marks Journal: Vanishing Church? | 10.28.2014

As we contemplate persecution—and the persecuted—we realize that blessedness is something more than (and something strangely different from) what we had imagined.