We Need to Be Careful, but We also Need to Care

By Mike McKinley | 9Marks Journal: Mercy Ministry in the Church | 06.26.2012

Theological nuance is important, but it should never mask disobedience.

How Do Word and Deed Ministry Fit Together for a Church?

By Tim Keller | 9Marks Journal: Mercy Ministry in the Church | 06.26.2012

Churches know they are responsible for word ministry. But are they responsible for deed ministry? How do word and deed ministry relate?

How Mercy Serves Evangelism in the Church

By Mike McKinley | 9Marks Journal: Mercy Ministry in the Church | 06.26.2012

Here are five ways mercy ministry serves and supports a church’s gospel proclamation.

The Great Commission Is Bigger than Your Church

By Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Wanted: Apostolic Pastors | 05.08.2012

The great commission is bigger than your local church. How should that shape your priorities and posture as a pastor?

Concepts of Conversion in the Inner City

By Shai Linne | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 03.05.2012

Christianity is often seen as either “grandmom’s religion” or something for drug addicts and the incarcerated when they hit rock bottom.

Testimonies of the Underestimated Gospel

By A. Mohler, C. J. Mahaney, C. Trueman, D. Patrick, D. Platt, G. Gilbert, J. D. Greear, J. Mack Stiles, J. Purswell, J. Piper, K. DeYoung, L. Duncan, M. Dever, M. Chandler, M. Schmucker, M. Lawrence, M. McKinley, P. Williams, R. D. Moore, T. Anyabwile | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

What were the human means and instruments of your conversion?

Conversion and Your Church’s Architecture

By Jeramie Rinne | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

Despite our building woes, the Holy Spirit had been at work converting people through that gospel ministry. We hadn’t built it, yet they had come.

Book Review: Revival and Revivalism, by Iain Murray

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

I commend it to all present and aspiring church leaders, and to any Christian who likes to ask, “How did we get here?”

The Beauty of Conversion

By Jared C. Wilson | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

The most important thing about doctrine is not whether it’s ugly or beautiful, but false or true. That said, the true doctrine of Christian conversion is just plain beautiful.

Book Review: Bringing the Gospel Home, by Randy Newman

Review by J. Mack Stiles | 9Marks Journal: Don't Be Too Cool for Sunday School | 12.19.2011

Newman has written an engaging book filled with wisdom and light.

Book Review: Missiological Models in Ministry to Muslims, by Sam Schlorff

Review by Doug Coleman | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011

This book is a valuable resource for those engaged in reaching Muslims with the gospel.

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

International Church Planting

By D. Furman, J. Mack Stiles | 05.30.2011

Two founders of a bustling new church plant in the United Arab Emirates discuss how to create a culture for church planting, how to leave the sending church, and other lessons for new planters.

Book Review: The Next Christians, by Gabe Lyons

Review by Owen Strachan | 9Marks Journal: Church Membership: Holding the Body Together | 04.28.2011

As we’ll see, there is room for agreement and disagreement in the answers Lyons provides to these questions.

Book Review: Marks of the Messenger, by J. Mack Stiles

Review by John Starke | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 01.03.2011

Stiles reminds us that we may not have the power of persuasion, but if we are faithful to the biblical message, we have the power of God.

Why We Should Evangelize

9Marks | 12.08.2010

At a conference in Dubai, Mark Dever and Mike McKinley gave five messages based on the contents of Dever's book The Gospel and Personal Evangelism.