Book Review: Defining Deception, by Costi Hinn & Anthony WoodReview by Johnny Lithell | 10.04.2018
Does Bill Johnson and Bethel Church’s teaching fall within the bounds of Christian orthodoxy? Or do they harm the advance of the gospel of Jesus Christ?
4 Reasons You Should Preach through RuthBy Jonathan Rourke | 07.20.2018
There are dozens of reasons to preach through Ruth, but I’ll limit it to four.
Episode 56: On Pastoral BurnoutBy J. Leeman, M. Dever | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018
Mark and Jonathan discuss the subject of burnout, particularly how it happens and what church leaders can do to avoid it in the first place.
The Greatest Cure for Pastoral Burnout Is Christ HimselfBy Nick Roark | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018
May the mighty promises of Christ fuel our faith until, at last, we see him face to face.
Waiting On the Lord to Renew Our Strength: Reflections on Pastoral BurnoutBy Ray Ortlund | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018
Burnout means something way down deep just collapses, and we can’t keep going.
A Parable of Endurance from the Mission FieldBy Tim Keesee | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018
Future hope fuels present faithfulness—both in pastoral ministry and on the mission field.
5 Reasons You Should Preach through LeviticusBy Juan Sanchez | 06.14.2018
How can a holy God relate to sinful people? Leviticus provides us an answer to that question.
The Whole in Our HolinessBy Ligon Duncan | 04.18.2018
The good news of the gospel is that we have a neighbor who loved us and laid down his life for us. And this neighbor didn’t lay down his life for his friends, but for his enemies. We can enjoy God’s blessing and know his grace because our Savior obeyed the first and second great commandments for us.
Why There’s No Such Thing as African ChristianityBy Conrad Mbewe | 9Marks Journal: Church Life: Our True Political Witness | 04.17.2018
Strictly speaking, there is no such thing as African Christianity or Asian Christianity or Western Christianity. The Christian faith is one, and it’s portrayed for us as such in the Scriptures.
More Christian than Black or WhiteBy Isaac Adams | 9Marks Journal: Church Life: Our True Political Witness | 04.17.2018
Phrases like “I’m more Christian than black or white” are gloriously true, but they’re often wielded in white culture to enable and encourage colorblindness.
More Christian Than Democrat or RepublicanBy Bruce Ashford | 9Marks Journal: Church Life: Our True Political Witness | 04.17.2018
Some say that religion shouldn’t be brought into the public square, especially not into politics. This common wisdom is well-intentioned but wrong, unhelpful, and ultimately impossible to put into practice.
More Christian Than AmericanBy J. D. Greear | 9Marks Journal: Church Life: Our True Political Witness | 04.17.2018
We serve America best when we don’t serve her first.
Church Life: Our True Political WitnessBy Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Church Life: Our True Political Witness | 04.17.2018
Where do we first beat swords into plowshares and spears into pruning hooks? Where should love of enemy first dissolve a nation’s tribalism? Where should Lincoln’s “just and lasting peace” first take root and grow?
Just A Spoonful Of WilberforceBy Jonathan Worsley | 9Marks Journal: Church Life: Our True Political Witness | 04.17.2018
We should tell the stories of successful Christian social advocates. But we should also tell the “unsuccessful” stories too, and explain how so many “unsuccessful” heroes pleased God through their faithfulness.
American Civil Religion and the Gospel Aren’t the Same ThingBy John D. Wilsey | 9Marks Journal: Church Life: Our True Political Witness | 04.17.2018
Civil religion, when it remains unevaluated and unchecked by the Word of God, can easily run amok. It can present the nation as God, as the savior of the world, as the last best hope on earth.