Book Review: Before You Share Your Faith, by Matt Smethurst

Review by J. Mack Stiles | 07.29.2022

Matt Smethurst consistently draws from Scripture throughout “Before You Share Your Faith” and calls us to more than an evangelistic method, but a lifestyle.

Evangelical Catholicity and How To Foster It

By Josh Manley | 07.28.2022

Catholicity denotes the very Christian unity for which our Lord prayed. How can we foster greater unity among gospel-believing Christians?

Episode 209: On Pursuing Revival While Avoiding Revivalism

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 07.05.2022

We recently released a Journal on the difference between God-given revival and man-centered revivalism. In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan and Mark chat about why we published that Journal and which articles stood out to them.

Jonathan Edwards, Revival, and the Necessary Means of Prayer

By Mark Rogers | 9Marks Journal: Pursuing Revival While Avoiding Revivalism | 06.14.2022

Why not gather with a few other pastors in your area once a month or once per quarter to pray for God to send revival? He has answered those kinds of prayers before.

Revivalism on the Mission Field

By Scott Logsdon | 9Marks Journal: Pursuing Revival While Avoiding Revivalism | 06.14.2022

Revivalism’s bold promises remain alluring to missionaries. But let the missionary beware.

Book Review: He Is Not Ashamed, Erik Raymond

Review by Mike McKinley | 06.10.2022

“He is Not Ashamed” is an excellent meditation on the staggering love of Christ for his people. The book is an expansion on the principle communicated in Hebrews 2:11, that Jesus “is not ashamed to call (us) brothers.”

The Prosperity Gospel Loves God’s Gifts, But Ignores God Himself

By M. McKinley, S. DeMars | 04.14.2022

When you see a church or ministry that talks about God’s gifts but spends relatively little time talking about God’s character or our need to respond to him in repentance and faith, then you can be pretty sure you’re dealing with the prosperity gospel.

Book Review: The Primary Mission of the Church, by Bryan Estelle

Review by Alex DiPrima | 04.14.2022

Bryan Estelle should be commended for providing a substantive contribution to the conversation surrounding the church’s primary mission.

Don’t Be an “Orphan Church Plant”

By Sean Nolan | 02.10.2022

I’m convinced that every church plant needs a parent church. Stated oppositely, no church plant should be an orphan. Here are five benefits to having a “parent church.”

The Great Commission isn’t a Quick Fix

By Matt Rhodes | 02.08.2022

Matt Rhodes explains that modern missionaries’ emphasis on minimal training and quick conversions can result in slipshod evangelism that harms the communities they intend to help.

On “No Shortcut to Success,” Part 1 (with Matt Rhodes) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 196

By J. Leeman, M. Dever, M. Rhodes | 02.08.2022

In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan and Mark chat with Matt Rhodes, the author of “No Shortcut to Success: A Manifesto for Modern Missions.”

Did Unreached Peoples Set Paul’s Mission Agenda?

By Elliot Clark | 01.13.2022

Paul wanted to reach the unreached. This was a matter of urgency for him, as it should be for our churches. But was that Paul’s primary motivation in missions? Perhaps … keep reading…

How Can I Support International Missions? (with Mark Collins) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 189

By J. Leeman, M. Collins, M. Dever | 11.23.2021

Church members ought to know their missionaries. How can pastors facilitate that relationship?

Editor’s Note: Defending Sound Doctrine Against the Deconstruction of American Evangelicalism

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021

Jonathan Leeman reflects on the recent and popular project of “deconstructing” evangelicalism.

What the Doctrine of Regeneration Means for Church Membership Interviews

By Sam Emadi | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021

Conversion is supernatural, and its implications for how you conduct your next church membership interviews are enormous.

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