Introducing Expressive Individualism

Why Pastors Need to Understand an Abstract Topic Like “Expressive Individualism”

By Justin Harris | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022

In many ways, ministry in the 21st century West really is the best of times and the worst of times. Some unhealthy churches have fully capitulated to the rise and triumph of the modern self. Others have effectively rebelled against its influence.

Do 9Marks Churches Foster Expressive Individualism?

By Ben Wright | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022

Few demographic tribes are more likely to “amen!” a critique of attractional church methodology than 9Marks readers. But are we guilty of cultivating individualism, too?

Summary of Carl Trueman’s, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution

By John Benton | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022

Haven’t been able to read through Trueman’s book? Check out this 5000-word summary.

Book Review: Strange New World, by Carl Trueman

By Allen Duty | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022

Strange New World is a remarkable combination of depth and readability, clearly presenting the arguments from his earlier work without sacrificing essential background information or insightful analysis.

How Do We Find Our Identity in Christ?

By Brian Rosner | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022

The new self we are to put on is Jesus Christ, who represents God’s new humanity. It is not that we thereby lose our individuality. But who we are is brought to completion in him.

Expressive Individualism and the Church

Expressive Individualism and the Church

By Carl Trueman | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022

Like our sinful natures, expressive individualism is something that will inform our intuitions and our understanding until the day we die. So what do we do about it?

Preaching in the Age of Expressive Individualism: Telling the Story of Our New Identity

By Michael Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022

Preach the Word. Apply it to your people’s lives. Tell them who they are in Christ. Remind them where they are in his story. The Word will do the rest.

Pastoring Singles in the Age of Self

By Sam Allberry | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022

Our context makes the Christian life of singleness all the more challenging, and the healthy pastoring of single people all the more urgent.

You’re a Pastor, Not a Therapist

By Jeremy Pierre | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022

Pastor, you’re not a therapist. You hold a longer-term position in the lives of your people.

Church Discipline and Expressive Individualism

By Jonathan Parnell | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022

What happens when a member’s “inward quest for personal psychological happiness” contradicts the teaching of Scripture? Who decides whether that’s true?

The Ordinances: A True and Better Identity Politics

By Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022

What can unearth and uproot and undermine the unbiblical assumptions that animate identity politics and threaten to tear apart what God has joined together? I would submit a simple, perhaps surprisingly obvious answer.

Raising Children in an Age of Expressive Individualism

By Abigail Dodds | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022

The world is awash in self-identity and the need to express it far and wide. So what do parents do?

The Pastor and an Unmessianic Sense of Non Destiny

By Carl Trueman | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022

We all need to cultivate that certain unmessianic sense of non-destiny which will make us better citizens of the kingdom.

Youth Ministry and the Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self

By Walt Mueller | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.11.2022

Have our youth ministries been complicit in expressive individualism’s cancerous spread within the body of Christ?

Expressive Individualism and the Internet

“You’ve Got Self:” How the Internet Cultivates Expressive Individualism in All of Us

By Samuel D. James | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022

The liturgies of assembled, embodied, gospel worship point us toward one set of beliefs and values, while the liturgies of Internet membership point us toward a different set.

Social Media Is Designed to Divide Churches—So What Do We Do?

By Clare Morell | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022

How should Christians in general and pastors in particular think about discipling amid the proliferation of social media?

Gender, Sexuality, and Expressive Individualism

Questions about Gender Should Send Us to Scripture

By Tom Schreiner | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022

In some circles, cultural arguments receive precedence over scriptural ones—as if they alone have the final say on the truth or falsity of a particular biblical interpretation.

If You Want to Address LGBTQ Issues, Then Address Expressive Individualism

By Ryan Fullerton | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022

If you want to help your church know what to make of the LGBTQ movement, as well as their own personal temptations, you’ll want to understand the soil out of which it grows.

Expressive Individualism, Embodied Telos, and How to Be an Anti-Winfrey

By Andrew Walker | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022

Pastor, your job is to honor and celebrate the embodied persons that God created every man and woman to be, and to teach your congregation to do the same.

Elder Meditation: “An Elder Must Not Be Quarrelsome”

Are You Principled or Just a Contentious Jerk?

By Paul Martin | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022

So how do you know if you’re principled or just a contentious jerk?

What Is the Root of Quarrelsomeness and How Does It Get Fixed?

By David Dunham | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022

A prideful and insecure heart will destroy a ministry, but a humbled heart can serve the Lord and his church well.

How Do We Recognize Quarrelsome People?

By Nathan Loudin | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022

The Bible expects us to discern quarrelsome people. But how?

What Does Proverbs Teach about Being Quarrelsome?

By Mark Redfern | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022

What can we learn from the book of Proverbs about what it means to be quarrelsome?

Are you Contending for the Truth or Quarrelsome?

By Paul Alexander | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022

So how do we tell the difference between fighting the good fight and just argumentative?

What Does Paul Mean By “Quarrelsome”?

By Will McKinney | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022

A quarrelsome, contentious person wants to argue and fight the right issues, but they do so usually at the wrong time and in the wrong way. Does this describe you?

The Pastor and Church Administration

septembrie 2022

Pursuing Revival While Avoiding Revivalism

iunie 2022
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Expressive Individualism in the Church

martie 2022
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Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry

octombrie 2021
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The Ordinary Means of Grace—Or, Don’t Do Weird Stuff

July 2021
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How to Build Up Your Church: A Guidebook for Members

martie 2021
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Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory

decembrie 2020
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Pastoring Through Political Turmoil

September 2020
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Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor

iunie 2020
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What’s Wrong With Gospel-Centered Preaching Today?

martie 2020
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Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning

Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning

decembrie 2019
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The Heart of the Gospel: Penal Substitutionary Atonement

August 2019
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Church Membership: Following the Lord Together

Church Membership: Following the Lord Together

mai 2019
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Ecclesiology for Calvinists

februarie 2019
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The Pastor and Pornography

The Pastor and Pornography

octombrie 2018
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Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures

iulie 2018
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Church Life: Our True Political Witness

Spring 2018
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Church Discipline: Medicine for the Body

ianuarie 2018
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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

decembrie 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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Journal about Deacons

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 & Pastors’ Wives

July—August 2008
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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

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