The Gospel

The Pursuit of Christ in the Devotions of a Pastor

By Mike Gilbart-Smith | 06.08.2006

I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through […]

Book Review: Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith, by Rob Bell

Review by Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: The Emerging Church | 03.03.2003

Bell’s “questions” are not as innocuous as they first sound. They are the means by which he permits one to disconnect and throw away the springs one doesn’t like.

Book Review: Deep Church: A Third Way Beyond Emerging and Traditional, by Jim Belcher

Review by Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 2) | 03.02.2003

The reunion Belcher is hoping for here is just not going to happen.

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

The Gospel and its Implications for the Church with Michael Horton

By M. Dever, M. Horton | 06.18.2002

Dr. Michael S. Horton, fiery author, seminary professor, and editor of Modern Reformation, discusses the importance of the objective Cross-work of Christ over against the emphasis on subjective interpretation common in evangelical circles today.

Book Review: What’s So Amazing About Grace?, by Philip Yancey

Review by Greg Gilbert | 06.02.2002

In the end, Yancey’s conception of grace is inadequate at best.

Book Review: The Nature of the Atonement: Four Views, ed. by James Beilby and Paul Eddy

Review by Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: The Gospel | 03.05.2002

This book discusses the question: “What image or understanding of the atonement does Scripture present as primary?”

Book(s) Review: T. D. Jakes: Various Works

Review by Greg Gilbert | 03.22.2001

On the whole, most of T.D. Jakes’s works belong on the psychology shelves at the bookstore.

Book Review: Your Best Life Now, by Joel Osteen

Review by Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Mission | 03.08.2001

If Joel Osteen wants to be the Norman Vincent Peale of the twenty-first century, he has every right to give it a shot. But he should stop marketing his message as Christianity, because it is not.

iew of Rob Bell’s NOOMA — Part 2

Review by Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: Cooperation | 03.08.2001

Having watched so many of these videos, it strikes me just now how seldom Bell uses the traditional Christian language to name Jesus.