The Gospel

Book Review: Announcing the Kingdom, by Arthur F. Glasser

Review by Robin Weekes | 9Marks Journal: Church & Culture | 03.03.2010

This book’s message that the whole Bible is not just messianic but also missional is a valuable reminder of Jesus’ great promise to all nations.

Book Review: God in the Dark, by Os Guinness

Review by Patrick Schreiner | 9Marks Journal: Missions | 03.02.2010

Guinness has done the church a favor by taking a thoughtful and serious look at doubt and providing biblical answers to tough questions.

Book Review: Crazy Love, by Francis Chan

Review by Patrick Schreiner | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 1) | 03.02.2010

This book is a useful prod for anyone who treats Christianity as if it only means intellectually assenting to a set of facts, but not something that changes your life.

Book Review: The God-Centered Life: Insights from Jonathan Edwards for Today, by Josh Moody

Review by Andy Davis | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 2) | 03.02.2010

This book is a cogent and succinct summary of the central themes of the life of Jonathan Edwards, and Moody does his best work applying those themes to our present context.

Book Review: Christians at the Cross, by N. T. Wright

Review by Thomas R. Schreiner | 9Marks Journal: Marriage & Pastors' Wives | 03.02.2010

We can be grateful for some of the themes sounded in this book. Still, the lack of urgency about our need to repent and believe in the gospel is a blind-spot in Wright.

Book Review: The Great Exchange, by Jerry Bridges and Bob Bevington

Review by Shane Walker | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 2) | 03.02.2010

Jerry Bridges and Bob Bevington have invited the church to the lifelong effort of bringing our beliefs in line with the Bible’s teaching on the atonement in all its eternal glory.

Surprised by Hope

Review by Thomas R. Schreiner | 9Marks Journal: Marriage & Pastors' Wives | 03.02.2010

Wright appeals to many because he is brilliant and fascinating, and some of what he says is helpful. But his failure to emphasize the centrality of the gospel is troubling.

What Would Athanasius Do: Is The Great Tradition Enough?

By Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: A New Evangelical Liberalism | 03.01.2010

At the end of the day the Great Tradition, at least defined as the words of those creeds, simply isn’t going to be enough to ground Christian unity.

Notes from the Future: Evangelical Liberalism in the UK

By Mike Ovey | 9Marks Journal: A New Evangelical Liberalism | 03.01.2010

The inherent instability of theological liberalism is critical.

What’s Happening to InterVarsity?

By J. Mack Stiles | 9Marks Journal: A New Evangelical Liberalism | 03.01.2010

So, why is InterVarstity confused? I worry that it’s because they are muddled about the gospel.

Social Gospel Redux?

By Russell D. Moore | 9Marks Journal: A New Evangelical Liberalism | 03.01.2010

Does the social gospel give us a more “real” Christianity?

The Neo-Liberal Stealth Offensive

By Phil Johnson | 9Marks Journal: A New Evangelical Liberalism | 03.01.2010

The success or failure of the whole liberal agenda hinges on a patient public-relations cam­paign.

Air Conditioning Hell: How Liberalism Happens

By Al Mohler | 9Marks Journal: A New Evangelical Liberalism | 03.01.2010

Do we believe that hell is a part of the perfection of God’s justice? If not, we have far greater theological problems than those localized to hell.

The Real Scandal of the Evangelical Mind

By Carl Trueman | 9Marks Journal: A New Evangelical Liberalism | 03.01.2010

The day is coming when the cultural intellectual elites of evangelicalism—the institutions and the individuals—will face a tough decision.

What Lessons Can We Learn from the History of Liberalism?

By Gregory A. Wills | 9Marks Journal: A New Evangelical Liberalism | 03.01.2010

Liberalism is a heresy of evangelicalism. Evangelicals often miss this point.