Is Evangelism the Pastor's Job?

Is Evangelism the Pastor’s Job?

By Mark Dever | 06.14.2018

Mark Dever answers the question, “Is evangelism only the responsibility of pastors?”

How to Fail in Evangelism

How to Fail in Your Evangelism

By Mark Dever | 06.04.2018

We don’t fail in our evangelism when we faithfully tell the gospel and yet the person is not converted. We fail in our evangelism when we don’t faithfully tell the gospel at all.

You Need More Than a Better You

You Need More Than a Better You

By Mark Dever | 05.17.2018

Mark Dever reflects on the uniquely biblical doctrine of conversion.

Episode 52: On the Sufficiency of Scripture

Episode 52: On the Sufficiency of Scripture

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 05.15.2018

What do we mean when we say that Scripture is “sufficient”? Does the sufficiency of Scripture have anything to do with pastoral ministry? Does it shackle pastors or does it provide them reassurance?

Expositional Sermons Are a Picture of Salvation

Expositional Sermons Are a Picture of Salvation

By Mark Dever | 04.25.2018

A day is coming when faith will give way to sight, and sermons will be no more. But now, we’re in a different time. Now, we still need to hear God’s Word spoken to us.

On How the Nations Rage

Episode 49: On How the Nations Rage

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 9Marks Journal: Church Life: Our True Political Witness | 04.24.2018

In this episode, Mark chats with Jonathan about his new book How the Nations Rage: Rethinking Faith & Politics in a Divided Age.

Why There’s No Such Thing as African Christianity

By 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.

Just A Spoonful Of Wilberforce

By 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 Thing

By 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.

The Church’s Most Powerful Political Word: The Gospel

By 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.

How the State Serves Both Salvation and Religious Freedom

By 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.

Pastors' Talk: On Biblical Theology

Episode 46: On Biblical Theology (with Nick Roark)

By J. Leeman, M. Dever, N. Roark | 04.03.2018

In this episode, Mark and Jonathan sit down with Nick Roark, a pastor and the author of the new book Biblical Theology: How the Church Faithfully Teaches the Gospel. 

Are “Altar Calls” a Good Idea?

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 end of the service. — Mark Dever

Book Review: Perfect Sinners, by Matt Fuller

Review 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.

How Charles Spurgeon Pastored Fellow Suffering Christians

By 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.