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.

The Great Commission Needs the Church

The Great Commission Needs the Church

By Mark Dever | 03.07.2018

Mark Dever talks about the necessary connection between the local church and the Great Commission.

The Foolish Quest for a “Silver Bullet” in Global Missions

By Steve Jennings | 03.02.2018

We’ve gone mad trying to unlock what everyone since the days of the apostles hasn’t discovered yet: the perfect formula for explosive, exponential kingdom growth.

I'm doubting my salvation. What should I do?

What Should I Do When I’m Doubting My Salvation?

By Mark Dever | 02.28.2018

Mark Dever answers this important question.

What is Expository Preaching?

What is Expositional Preaching?

By Mark Dever | 02.27.2018

A talk delivered at the 9Marks at Midwestern conference.

Evangelism Involves No Manipulation

Evangelism Involves No Manipulation

By Mark Dever | 02.15.2018

Mark Dever explains how true evangelism has nothing to do with coercion or manipulation.

Episode 39: On “Mere Christianity”

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.13.2018

Is “mere Christianity”—the conviction that we should focus on only what’s essential to being a Christian—really the path toward true Christian unity? Does it guard the gospel over time?

This Drives our International Vision

By Rick Denham | 01.04.2018

For over 150 years, the Strasbourg Cathedral abandoned the Latin Mass and replaced it with the preaching of the Protestant Reformers. What caused this dramatic shift?

Essential and Indispensable: Women and the Mission of the Church

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 11.23.2017

The essential and indispensable nature of women for the mission of the church does not depend upon any form of programmatic or paid ministry. It depends on what Christ has made women through dying and rising for them: disciples, witnesses, priests, fellow-workers.