An Emerging Church Primer

By Justin Taylor | 9Marks Journal: The Emerging Church | 02.25.2010

We need to remember that we are bound by the Word of God to speak the truth in love. Some of us are so wired to “speak the truth” that we fail to do it in love.

Resources on Evangelism

By Ryan Townsend | 02.25.2010

Get these resources for your pastoral toolbox and use them with your church.

What is the Missional Life?

By Eric Simmons | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Mission | 02.25.2010

Pastor, God has called you to more than just the people in your church. He wants to mobilize you and your people to reach another people.

The Therapeutic Gospel

By David Powlison | 9Marks Journal: The Gospel | 02.25.2010

In this new gospel, the great “evils” to be redressed do not call for any fundamental change of direction in the human hear

Leaving Home, Returning Home

By Michael Lawrence | 02.25.2010

From the perspective of the Fall, we understand better not only what it means that we have all truly left home, but also how we can make it back again.

Third Mark of a Healthy Church MEMBER: Gospel Saturated

By Thabiti Anyabwile | 9Marks Journal: The Gospel | 02.25.2010

So essential is the gospel to the Christian life that we need to be saturated in it in order to be healthy church members.

Brian McLaren and the Gospel of Here & Now

By Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: The Gospel | 02.25.2010

For all his off-the-cuff casualness, McLaren is nothing if not deliberate. He has an agenda, and it’s to reset altogether the church’s understanding of the gospel.

The Story of Matt with Matt Chandler

By M. Dever, M. Chandler | 01.01.2010

A note from Mark Dever: “This past August, Matt shared an hour with us to talk about his ministry. In light of what has happened to Matt in recent days (cancer diagnosis), we contacted him about publishing this interview. He said he was very happy for us to present it, and that he was continuing to trust in God for the future. As you listen to this interview, thank God for our brother and pray for him.”

 

Christian Rap with Shai Linne and Voice

By C. "Voice" Allen, M. Dever, S. Linne | 10.01.2009

Are “Christian” and “rap” mutually exclusive? Hardly. Shai Linne and Voice explain hip hop culture, rap music’s potential for the gospel, and why rap can’t replace preaching.

 

Evangelism and the Gospel with Will Metzger

By M. Dever, W. Metzger | 05.31.2007

Author and evangelist Will Metzger, who helped shape Mark Dever’s understanding of evangelism, discusses the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to evangelism today.

The Gospel and Islam with Thabiti Anyabwile

By M. Dever, T. Anyabwile | 11.30.2006

Pastor and author Thabiti Anyabwile describes the beliefs and history of Islam, his own experience as a Muslim, the contradictions in the Koran, as well as the way for churches to approach evangelism with Muslims, which he calls an amazing, God-given opportunity the church has today.

Book Review: Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith, by Rob Bell

Review by Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: The Emerging Church | 03.03.2003

Bell’s “questions” are not as innocuous as they first sound. They are the means by which he permits one to disconnect and throw away the springs one doesn’t like.

Book Review: Evangelism: Doing Justice and Preaching Grace, by Harvie Conn

Review by Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 09.02.2002

For a mature Christian who is thinking through these issues, Conn’s discussion will spark thoughts and will at least begin to chart a course in the right direction.

The Gospel and its Implications for the Church with Michael Horton

By M. Dever, M. Horton | 06.18.2002

Dr. Michael S. Horton, fiery author, seminary professor, and editor of Modern Reformation, discusses the importance of the objective Cross-work of Christ over against the emphasis on subjective interpretation common in evangelical circles today.

Book Review: What’s So Amazing About Grace?, by Philip Yancey

Review by Greg Gilbert | 06.02.2002

In the end, Yancey’s conception of grace is inadequate at best.