RACISM AND RACIAL RECONCILIATION

How Do We Respond to Cultural Crises Over Race?

By Brian Davis | 9Marks Journal: Multi-Ethnic Churches | 09.25.2015

There are few responses to hurting more hurtful than silence.

Racial Reconciliation, the Gospel, and the Church

By Jarvis J. Williams | 9Marks Journal: Multi-Ethnic Churches | 09.25.2015

In order to understand what gospel-grounded racial reconciliation is and what it means for the church, we need a better understanding of race.

Racism as Favoritism

By Trillia Newbell | 9Marks Journal: Multi-Ethnic Churches | 09.25.2015

Find freedom from anxiety and fear, and celebrate the unifying, favoritism-destroying power of the gospel.

Don’t Be Color-Blind at Church

By Isaac Adams | 9Marks Journal: Multi-Ethnic Churches | 09.25.2015

Christians should be both colorblind and color-conscious. Why? Because that’s what God is like.

5 Steps to Racial Peace-Making

By Russ Whitfield | 9Marks Journal: Multi-Ethnic Churches | 09.25.2015

It’s not magic, it’s discipleship.

Why the Race Conversation Is So Hard

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Multi-Ethnic Churches | 09.24.2015

The race conversation is so hard, but shouldn’t our churches be the first places on the planet where we talk about these things, and listen to one another?

MULTI-ETHNIC CHURCHES

Re-Thinking Homogeneity: The Biblical Case for Multi-Ethnic Churches

By Aubrey Sequeira | 9Marks Journal: Multi-Ethnic Churches | 09.25.2015

Does the Bible support homogeneity? Or does Scripture set forth a different vision for the local church?

Building a Multi-Cultural Ministry on Gospel Doctrine

By John Folmar | 9Marks Journal: Multi-Ethnic Churches | 09.25.2015

Robust truth will keep churches and friendships together amid their diversity, whereas lowest-common-denominator theology promotes strife and feebleness.

Pastor’s Forum: Can You Reverse-Engineer a Multi-Ethnic Church?

By A. Davis, G. Gilbert, J. Onwuchekwa | 9Marks Journal: Multi-Ethnic Churches | 09.25.2015

Can you manufacture a multi-ethnic church programmatically, pragmatically, or consumeristically?

Lessons Learned from South Africa about Multi-Ethnicity in Churches

By Gustav Pritchard | 9Marks Journal: Multi-Ethnic Churches | 09.25.2015

Here are 7 suggestions for pastors so that they might shepherd God’s flock more faithfully in light of the diversity of his sheep.

Does the Asian-American Church Need an Adjusted Gospel?

By Jeffrey K. Jue | 9Marks Journal: Multi-Ethnic Churches | 09.25.2015

Many say, “The ‘white Western gospel’ needs to be adjusted, or it will become obsolete.” Can this possibly be true?

One Example of Reaching Your Multi-Ethnic Neighbors

By Juan Sanchez | 9Marks Journal: Multi-Ethnic Churches | 09.25.2015

Once one understands the place of the local church in God’s eternal plan, it’s worth re-thinking both ethnic-language church planting and ethnic-language ministry in general.

THE JOYS AND CHALLENGES OF MULTI-ETHNICITY

The Joys and Challenges of a Multi-Ethnic Church

By John Smuts | 9Marks Journal: Multi-Ethnic Churches | 09.25.2015

The joys and the challenges of pastoring a multi-ethnic congregation are mostly two sides of the same coin.

Why White Churches Are Hard for Black People

By Isaac Adams | 9Marks Journal: Multi-Ethnic Churches | 09.25.2015

These aren’t true for every white church or for every black person, but the hope is that they lead to graceful and authentic conversation, to prayer, to action, and to joy in our Lord.

Being Asian American in a White Church

By Tim Chiang | 9Marks Journal: Multi-Ethnic Churches | 09.25.2015

There is no singular Asian-American experience. But for many, navigating the differences between their two cultures brings about difficulty—even in the church.

Helping Asian Churches Become Multi-Ethnic

By Patrick Cho | 9Marks Journal: Multi-Ethnic Churches | 09.25.2015

How can a church with a particular ethnic identity strive to become more multiethnic? Here are eight principles to consider.

BOOK REVIEWS

Book Review: Right Color, Wrong Culture, by Bryan Loritts

Review by Sam Lam | 9Marks Journal: Multi-Ethnic Churches | 09.25.2015

Bryan Loritts has written an engaging “leadership fable” that helps church leaders consider how to be more sensitive to ethnic realities so that they can better care for their churches.

Book Review: Reviving the Black Church, by Thabiti Anyabwile

Review by Jemar Tisby | 9Marks Journal: Multi-Ethnic Churches | 09.23.2015

In this book, Thabiti Anyabwile diagnoses the state of the Black church and prescribes medicine from the Scriptures

Book Review: United by Faith, by Curtiss Paul DeYoung, et al

Review by Russ Whitfield | 9Marks Journal: Multi-Ethnic Churches | 09.25.2015

Though it leaves much to be desired in terms of theological depth, United By Faith is a very welcomed contribution and a worthy read, particularly for American Christians.

Book Review: Bloodlines, by John Piper

Review by H. B. Charles | 9Marks Journal: Multi-Ethnic Churches | 09.25.2015

This is a wise, clear, and faithful treatment of racial ethnicity and biblical Christianity that should be read widely.

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
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