Editor’s Note: Defending Sound Doctrine Against the Deconstruction of American Evangelicalism

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021

Jonathan Leeman reflects on the recent and popular project of “deconstructing” evangelicalism.

SOUND DOCTRINE FOR FAITHFUL SHEPHERDS

Jesus Cared About Doctrine

By Samuel Parkison | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021

When we pit doctrine against devotion to Christ, we pit Christ against himself.

Why We Need Pastor-Theologians in the Church

By Kevin DeYoung | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021

When I say we need pastor-theologians in the church, I mean that every pastor must conduct his ministry with an eye to declaring theological truth, diagnosing theological error, and discipling his congregation to be theologically informed and articulate.

Pastors Should Be Theologians

By G. Hiestand, T. Wilson | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021

Scripture establishes pastors as the theological leaders of the church, however much they might think they have delegated this responsibility to the academy

A Call to Sound Doctrine: The Pastor’s Job Description

By Paul Tautges | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021

The apostle Paul’s ministry offers an ideal model for today’s pastor, but I fear it’s one many churches today have lost sight of. Consider Paul’s goals: “We proclaim Him, admonishing … keep reading…

Forum: Do Pastors Need a PhD?

By A. Sequeira, J. Hamilton, J. Leeman, M. McCullough, T. R. Schreiner | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021

Do pastors need to pursue a PhD?

SOUND DOCTRINE FOR CHURCH LIFE

What the Work of Christ Means for Your Church Membership Directory

By Sam Emadi | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021

Your membership directory is more than a list of addresses and phone numbers. Each picture should represent Christ’s work, his priestly service of purification and redemption.

What the Doctrine of Regeneration Means for Church Membership Interviews

By Sam Emadi | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021

Conversion is supernatural, and its implications for how you conduct your next church membership interviews are enormous.

What the Doctrine of Justification Means for Facebook Fights Among Church Members?

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021

What does sola fide have to do with Facebook squabbles?

What the Doctrine of Man Means for Your Accountability Group

By Caleb Greggsen | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021

The usefulness of accountability relationships depends on whether or not you allow the Bible’s instruction about people to inform how you think about such groups.

What Eschatology Has to Do with Your Church’s Budget

By Ryan Robertson | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021

We should prioritize our King’s priorities with his finances by discipling the members of our local churches and evangelizing the nations until he returns.

How the Doctrine of Sanctification Propels the Practice of Church Discipline

By Eugene Low | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021

Church discipline is a God-given means of growing his people in holiness. It seeks the good of the sinner, the building up of the church, and the glory of God.

What the Doctrine of Sin Means for Our Evangelism

By Trell Ross | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021

You cannot share the gospel of Jesus without mentioning the reality of sin. When we do, we deceive people about what the gospel is.

SOUND DOCTRINE FOR SUNDAY MORNINGS

What the Doctrine of Revelation Means for Our Lord’s Day Gatherings

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021

Just as R. C. Sproul said “ Everyone’s a theologian ,” so we can also say, “Everyone’s a pragmatist, even the theologians.” You believe the theology you do both because you think … keep reading…

What the Doctrine of the Trinity Means for Our Corporate Worship

By Scott Swain | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021

Week after week, across the globe, the vision of Revelation 4–5 is fulfilled as congregations praise one God in three persons, our Maker, our Redeemer, our Reward.

What the Doctrine of the Trinity Means for Prayer

By Tyler Wittman | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021

Though we intuitively think of prayer as something we do to God, the trinitarian dynamics of prayer tell us just the opposite; more than anything, prayer is something God does to us.

Forum: Which Doctrinally Rich Songs Should Your Church Should Sing?

By D. Hodge, E. McAllister, J. Kauflin, M. Merker, M. Westerholm | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021

Editor’s note: We asked the question, “What songs should churches sing that teach their people sound doctrine?” Below, we’ve recorded several responses. * * * * * Matt Merker “Hark! The Herald … keep reading…

Teaching the Trinity through Expositional Preaching

By Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021

The Trinity is one of the most central and crucial Christian doctrines; it is also one of the least prooftext-able.

Scattered, Smothered, and Covered: How (Not) to Use Systematics in Your Sermon

By David King | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021

Don’t “Waffle House” your preaching text.

Confessing the Faith: The Place of Confessions in Church Life

By K. Soltau, M. Short | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.24.2021

So in 2021, in a largely unchurched and post-Christian European country, why make confessions a regular rhythm in church life?

Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry

अक्टोबर 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

मार्च 2021
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Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory

डिसेम्बर 2020
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Pastoring Through Political Turmoil

September 2020
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Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor

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

मार्च 2020
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Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning

Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning

डिसेम्बर 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

मे 2019
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Ecclesiology for Calvinists

फ्रेवुअरी 2019
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The Pastor and Pornography

The Pastor and Pornography

अक्टोबर 2018
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Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures

जुलाई 2018
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Church Life: Our True Political Witness

Spring 2018
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Church Discipline: Medicine for the Body

जनवरी 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

डिसेम्बर 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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