The Church’s Most Powerful Political Word: The GospelBy Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Church Life: Our True Political Witness | 04.17.2018
Our gospel, the gospel of justification by faith alone, is profoundly political. It creates a new body politic, one where there’s no boasting. And it sends us as ambassadors with a message of peace for all who would look to King Jesus and live.
Churches Should Say Neither Too Little Nor Too MuchBy Matthew Arbo | 9Marks Journal: Church Life: Our True Political Witness | 04.17.2018
The prophetic nature of the church is to live and speak as a people unembarrassed by the power of the gospel.
How the State Serves Both Salvation and Religious FreedomBy Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Church Life: Our True Political Witness | 04.17.2018
Don’t put too much hope in government. But don’t give up on it either. Churches need good governments.
Are “Altar Calls” a Good Idea?By Mark Dever | 03.22.2018
When a Christian minister preaches the gospel, there has to be an invitation. But that invitation is a call to repent and believe—not to physically relocate your body at the … keep reading…
Book Review: Perfect Sinners, by Matt FullerReview by Tim Chapman | 03.15.2018
Too many believers feel too often as though we’re living life on trial before God, uncertain of his verdict on us. This book should help Christians realize that’s not the case.
Episode 43: On Pastoring Through Theological Controversies (with Ligon Duncan)By J. Leeman, L. Duncan, M. Dever | 03.13.2018
It’s not a pastor’s job to have a PhD. But pastors are called to protect the flock from false teachers, and to shepherd people through theological questions and concerns.
How Charles Spurgeon Pastored Fellow Suffering ChristiansBy Michael Reeves | 03.08.2018
When pastoring the suffering and depressed, Spurgeon seemed most often to have focused people on Christ crucified as the Man of Sorrows.
The Foolish Quest for a “Silver Bullet” in Global MissionsBy Steve Jennings | 03.02.2018
We’ve gone mad trying to unlock what everyone since the days of the apostles hasn’t discovered yet: the perfect formula for explosive, exponential kingdom growth.
Episode 39: On “Mere Christianity”By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.13.2018
Is “mere Christianity”—the conviction that we should focus on only what’s essential to being a Christian—really the path toward true Christian unity? Does it guard the gospel over time?
Why Should Christians Today Read Jonathan Edwards?By Jeremy Kimble | 02.01.2018
Pastors in particular will benefit from Edwards, as they gain a clearer view of God, settle into a particular and important historical milieu, and consider his wisdom on a vast number of subjects.
Do You Suffer from ‘Bible Anorexia’?By Keri Folmar | 01.22.2018
Cutting-edge music, artistic videos, and clever illustrations can build a crowd, but God’s Word is what the Holy Spirit uses to build a church.
A Biblical Theology of Church DisciplineBy Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline: Medicine for the Body | 01.09.2018
God’s discipline of his people is an integral part of the Bible’s entire storyline, from Eden to the new creation.
Putting People Before Policies in Church DisciplineBy Nate Pickowicz | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline: Medicine for the Body | 01.09.2018
In recent years, the number of churches committed to exercising biblical church discipline seems to be increasing.
Fill Believers, Not Buildings: Why Success in Ministry Isn’t a Numbers GameBy Jaime Owens | 12.04.2017
The measure of a pulpit ministry isn’t its width, but its depth.
Pastoring a Rural Church Isn’t a “Lesser” MinistryBy Cheston Pickard | 11.13.2017
Whether we’re called to Farmington, Missouri or Washington, D.C, our goal is to help people do two things: understand the Bible and follow Jesus.