Your Understanding of Salvation should Shape your Philosophy of MinistryBy Michael Lawrence | 08.14.2019
If you believe God is totally sovereign in conversion, then that should affect your philosophy of ministry—how you preach, how you evangelize, and even how you structure your membership process.
Book Review: You Found Me, by Rick RichardsonReview by Aaron Menikoff | 08.08.2019
You Found Me provides some healthy directives to churches which have grown stagnant in their evangelism. His book also left me with several important questions for Richardson that discerning readers need to consider.
What does the Reformation’s legacy look like today in Switzerland?By Christian Schmidt | 07.17.2019
Switzerland was once the birthplace of the Reformation. But what happens when we trade this legacy for liberalism? Swiss church leader Christian Schmidt explains.
The Value of Expositional Preaching in an International ContextBy J. Mack Stiles | 07.11.2019
When Mack Stiles became the pastor of a church in Iraq, he decided to preach through the entire book of 1 Corinthians. Here, he explains the value of expositional preaching in an international context.
Book Review: Evangelism as ExilesReview by Caleb Greggsen | 07.11.2019
Elliot Clark’s book is a gift to Christians tempted to feel discouraged by their increased sense of alienation in America. More than that, it is a clarion call to confidently declare the gospel in a world that desperately needs it.
Healthy Churches Are the Antidote to the Prosperity GospelBy Ken Mbugua | 07.03.2019
Those duped by the prosperity gospel don’t just need arguments against the texts they misunderstand. They need healthy churches that explain to them the entire revelation of God, and how that narrative is working toward something quite glorious.
Preach a Sermon, Not a Self-Help TalkBy Erik Raymond | 06.26.2019
If we leave off the gospel in our sermons and only preach moral imperatives, then we reduce our message to moralism.
Book Review: To the Ends of the Earth, by Michael Haykin and C. Jeffrey Robinson Sr.Review by Brady Bowman | 06.21.2019
Read this book devotionally to stir up your own affections for missions and evangelism. Be reminded of the deep resources in the reformed tradition that can help you cultivate a heart to spread God’s glory among the nations.
Episode 92: Are Healthy Churches Enough for Today’s Problems?By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 06.17.2019
Our world is full of problems. But what can healthy churches do about it?
Book Review: The Unsaved ChristianReview by John Power | 06.14.2019
Matthew 7 reminds us of the missional urgency to reach those in our worship services who are comfortable with Christian lingo but have no understanding of the truth.
Episode 88: On the Prosperity Gospel (with Sean Demars & Greg Gilbert)By G. Gilbert, J. Leeman, M. Dever, S. DeMars | 05.21.2019
The prosperity gospel is evil, and it’s spreading across the globe like wildfire.
Book Review: Disruptive Witness, by Alan NobleReview by Kyle Newcomer | 05.16.2019
As we fulfill the one another’s of the New Testament, the corporate life of the church is a witness that true meaning is found not in expressing yourself, but in losing your life for Christ’s sake and the gospel (Mark 8:35).
Episode 86: On What is the Gospel (with Greg Gilbert)By G. Gilbert, J. Leeman | 05.07.2019
In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan sat down with Greg Gilbert—author of our book What Is the Gospel?—to chat about what is and isn’t the gospel.
Stories of Restoration after Church DisciplineBy J. Kurz, J. Folmar, P. Newton | 9Marks Journal: Church Membership: Following the Lord Together | 05.07.2019
We asked three pastors to share a story of restoration—that is, someone who had been restored to membership after being disciplined for unrepentant sin.
5 Reasons Pastors Ought to Pray for Slow GrowthBy Aaron Menikoff | 05.06.2019
Smaller churches are not godlier than larger churches. I’m not calling for no growth. I’m simply going to suggest both you and your congregation will be well-served by slow and steady growth.