Book Review: Crazy Love, by Francis Chan

Review by Patrick Schreiner | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 1) | 03.02.2010

This book is a useful prod for anyone who treats Christianity as if it only means intellectually assenting to a set of facts, but not something that changes your life.

Book Review: The Irresistible Revolution, by Shane Claiborne

Review by Shane Walker | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.02.2010

The book’s theology is an unbiblical and incoherent synthesis which might be described as popularized Christian anarchism for young, disaffected, middle-class Americans.

Book Review: I Sold My Soul On eBay, by Hemant Mehta

Review by Mike McKinley | 9Marks Journal: Cooperation | 03.02.2010

Which brings me to my question: why would the church scramble to take advice from someone who does not share its faith?

Book Review: Christians at the Cross, by N. T. Wright

Review by Thomas R. Schreiner | 9Marks Journal: Marriage & Pastor's Wives | 03.02.2010

We can be grateful for some of the themes sounded in this book. Still, the lack of urgency about our need to repent and believe in the gospel is a blind-spot in Wright.

Book Review: The Great Exchange, by Jerry Bridges and Bob Bevington

Review by Shane Walker | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 2) | 03.02.2010

Jerry Bridges and Bob Bevington have invited the church to the lifelong effort of bringing our beliefs in line with the Bible’s teaching on the atonement in all its eternal glory.

Social Gospel Redux?

By Russell D. Moore | 9Marks Journal: A New Evangelical Liberalism | 03.01.2010

Does the social gospel give us a more “real” Christianity?

Pastors’ and Theologians’ Forum on Corporate Witness

By A. Mohler, J. D. Greear, J. Folmar, P. Newton, T. Anyabwile | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Mission | 03.01.2010

Our churches can give the gospel a black eye, or they can be used by the Holy Spirit with magnetic effect to draw people to Jesus.

A Pastors’ and Theologians’ Forum on Explaining the Gospel

9Marks | 9Marks Journal: The Gospel | 03.01.2010

Maybe you don’t know, but there is a heavenly dilemma over you.

Evangelism and Social Action: A Tale of Two Trajectories

By Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: A New Evangelical Liberalism | 03.01.2010

We’ve heard these definitions of the church’s mission before. But have we seen where they’re from, where they lead, and what theology drives them?

Thinking About Evangelism Means Thinking About the Church

By Ryan Townsend | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Mission | 03.01.2010

To put it another way, the local church itself is the best and biblically-prescribed “evangelism program.”

Class XIII: Corporate Evangelism

By Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

Throughout the Bible and the history of the church, God has used the witness of the church to draw people to himself.

Three Testimonies of Hospitality

By D. S. Whitney, K. Sande, R. Townsend | 9Marks Journal: Hospitality & Friendship | 03.01.2010

When have you seen acts of hospitality commend the gospel to outsiders?

Evangelism Course Comparison Guide

By Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 1 | 03.01.2010

Which “evangelism courses” are the best to use with non-Christians?

What are the Essentials of the Gospel?

By Phil Newton | 02.26.2010

Unless Genesis 1:1 is true, then we will have problems convincing anyone that there is a problem with sin and a need for redemption.

Lying, Hostile Nations, and the Great Commission

By Anonymous | 9Marks Journal: Missions | 02.26.2010

Can missionaries traveling to a country that’s hostile to Christianity and the Great Commission lie about their reasons for coming?