For the Church Gathered

How Biblical Theology Guards and Guides Churches

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church | 08.20.2014

Right biblical theology offers a trustworthy guide to life in the church, and guards against wrong emphases, wrong expectations, and a wrong gospel.

Biblical Theology and Gospel Proclamation

By Jeramie Rinne | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church | 08.20.2014

Four biblical strategies to get from any text to the gospel.

Biblical Theology and Counseling

By Michael Emlet | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church | 08.20.2014

Where are we? Who are we? What’s wrong? What’s the remedy?

Biblical Theology and Shepherding

By Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church | 08.20.2014

How do you know what a pastor’s fundamental role is? Look to Scripture’s story of shepherding.

Sample Sermon: A Pastor’s Job

By Mike Christ | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church | 08.20.2014

This sermon was preached at Greenbelt Baptist Church in Greenbelt, Maryland on June 29, 2014. We think it’s a commendable example of using biblical theology to instruct and edify a congregation.

Biblical Theology and Corporate Worship

By Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church | 08.20.2014

Do Old Testament patterns of worship apply to new covenant church gatherings?

For the Church Scattered

Biblical Theology and the Sexuality Crisis

By Al Mohler | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church | 08.20.2014

Is “transgender” in the concordance?

Biblical Theology and Identity

By Michael Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church | 08.20.2014

Here’s what happens when Scripture’s story of sonship tells us who we are.

Biblical Theology and Liberation

By Steven Harris | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church | 08.20.2014

Whole-Bible answers to Liberation Theology’s approach to oppression, sin, the Exodus, and more.

Book Reviews

Book Review: The Crucified King, by Jeremy Treat

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church | 08.20.2014

The heart of the book is summed up in Augustine’s saying, “He endured death as a lamb; he devoured it as a lion.”

Book Review: Preaching? Simple Teaching on Simply Preaching, by Alec Motyer

Review by Nik Lingle | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church | 08.20.2014

Exhortations to rely on the Holy Spirit permeate the pages of this book.

Book Review: All Things for Good, by Thomas Watson

Review by Joey Cochran | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church | 08.20.2014

All Things For Good was written nearly four centuries ago, but remains as relevant as if it were written yesterday.

Book Review: Taking God at His Word, by Kevin DeYoung

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church | 04.07.2014

My faith was nourished and deepened by reading this book. Yours will be too.

Book Review: Does God Desire All to Be Saved?, by John Piper

Review by Robbie Hopkins | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church | 08.20.2014

This book offers an important lesson in doing theology: the importance of responsibly grappling with biblical truths that may appear at first blush to be mutually incompatible.

Book Review: Effective Staffing for Vital Churches, by Bill Easum and Bill Tenny-Brittian

Review by Isaac Adams | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church | 08.20.2014

This book’s principles are driven more by man’s intuition and tactics than the principles described in God’s Word.

Book Review: Christ-Centered Preaching, by Bryan Chapell

Review by Phil Newton | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church | 08.20.2014

Those committed to proclaiming God’s Word will find Chapell’s volume accessible, resourceful, and useful.

Book Review: Prepared by Grace, For Grace, by Joel Beeke and Paul Smalley

Review by Kevin Wilkening | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church | 08.20.2014

The Puritan doctrine of preparation underscores the central truth of conversion, which is that God saves guilty sinners by Christ alone.

The Reformation and Your Church

Fall 2017
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Church Mergers and Plants

Summer 2017
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Pastoring Singles

Spring 2017
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Healthy Churches around the World

Fall / Winter 2016
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Authority: God’s Good and Dangerous Gift

Summer/Fall 2016
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The Church Praying

Spring 2016
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Confessions, Covenants, and Constitutions: How to Organize Your Church

Winter 2016
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Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal

Fall 2015
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Multi-Ethnic Churches

Summer/Fall 2015
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Expositional Preaching

Spring 2015
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Complementarianism & the Local Church

Winter 2015
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Vanishing Church?

Fall 2014
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Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church

Summer 2014
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The Church Singing

May–June 2014
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Prosperity Gospel

January–February 2014
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Evangelism – Part 2

November–December 2013
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Evangelism – Part 1

September–October 2013
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Is Scripture Enough?

July–August 2013
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Church and Churches

May—June 2013
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Pastoring Christians for the Workplace

March—April 2013
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Lay Elders: A User’s Guide—Part 2

Jan—Feb 2013
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Lay Elders: A User’s Guide – Part 1

November—December 2012
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Discipling in the Church

September—October 2012
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Mercy Ministry in the Church

July—August 2012
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Wanted: Apostolic Pastors

May—June 2012
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The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion

March—April 2012
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Don’t Be Too Cool for Sunday School

January—February 2012
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Revitalize: Why We Must Reclaim Dying Churches—and How

November—December 2011
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The Pastor and his Staff, Part 2

September—October 2011
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The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1

July—August 2011
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Church Membership: Holding the Body Together

May—June 2011
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Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes?

March—April 2011
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Pastoral Moves

January—February 2011
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Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church

November—December 2010
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Hell: Remembering the Awful Reality

September—October 2010
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Pastoring Women

July—August 2010
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Deacons

May—June 2010
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A New Evangelical Liberalism

January—February 2010

Church Discipline (Part 2)

November—December 2009

Church Discipline (Part 1)

September—October 2009

Missions

July—August 2009

Multi-site Churches

May—June 2009

Young Pastors

March–April 2009

Raising Up the Next Generation of Pastors

January–February 2009

Counseling in the Church

November–December 2008

Family & Parenting

September–October 2008

Marriage & Pastor’s Wives

July—August 2008

Living As a Church

May–June 2008

Cooperation

March–April 2008

Corporate Prayer

January–February 2008

Church & Culture

November–December 2007

Race and Ethnicity

September—October 2007

The Gospel

July–August 2007

Preaching

May–June 2007

Elders (Part 2)

March–April 2007

Hospitality & Friendship

January 2007

Elders (Part 1)

February 2007

Biblical Theology

November–December 2006

The Church’s Mission

October 2006

The Emerging Church

September 2006

Miscellaneous Articles

December 1999