Conversion in Theological Perspective

The Beauty of Conversion

By Jared C. Wilson | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

The most important thing about doctrine is not whether it’s ugly or beautiful, but false or true. That said, the true doctrine of Christian conversion is just plain beautiful.

His Arm Is Strong to Save: A Trajectory of Conversion in America

By Owen Strachan | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

How have Christians in different periods understood conversion and, more specifically, the means of conversion?

Conversion and the Story of Israel

By Thomas R. Schreiner | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

The history of Israel reveals that the new creation and the new exodus would not be enjoyed apart from the forgiveness of sins and a circumcised heart.

Conversion in the New Testament

By Thomas R. Schreiner | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

Conversion is foundational and fundamental to the story, since only those who are converted will enjoy the new creation.

Conversion, God, and the Whole Self

By Stephen J. Wellum | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

It is not enough to tip our hat to Jesus; we must experience God’s sovereign and gracious work in our lives . . . to repent and believe the gospel.

The Corporate Component of Conversion

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

The corporate element of conversion must not come first, lest we lose the whole thing. But it must come.

Book Review: Revival and Revivalism, by Iain Murray

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

I commend it to all present and aspiring church leaders, and to any Christian who likes to ask, “How did we get here?”

Conversion in Pastoral Perspective

Conversion and Your Church’s Architecture

By Jeramie Rinne | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

Despite our building woes, the Holy Spirit had been at work converting people through that gospel ministry. We hadn’t built it, yet they had come.

The Underestimated Pastoral Power of a Proper Doctrine of Conversion

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

What is your task? It’s reminding them that they are Christians.

How “Belonging before Believing” Redefines the Church

By Michael Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

When we begin to deliberately blur the line, we confuse Christians about what it means to be a follower of Jesus in the first place.

Concepts of Conversion in the Inner City

By Shai Linne | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 03.05.2012

Christianity is often seen as either “grandmom’s religion” or something for drug addicts and the incarcerated when they hit rock bottom.

Testimonies of the Underestimated Gospel

By A. Mohler, C. J. Mahaney, C. Trueman, D. Patrick, D. Platt, G. Gilbert, J. D. Greear, J. Mack Stiles, J. Purswell, J. Piper, K. DeYoung, L. Duncan, M. Dever, M. Chandler, M. Schmucker, M. Lawrence, M. McKinley, P. Williams, R. D. Moore, T. Anyabwile | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

What were the human means and instruments of your conversion?

Six Ways to Give Your People False Assurance

By Mike McKinley | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

Don’t preach moralism. Ever. Preach the gospel every week. And then, with the indicatives of the gospel firmly in place, preach the imperatives that necessarily follow.

Book Review: Finally Alive, by John Piper

Review by Zach Schlegel | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

What does it mean to be born again? What difference does it make for an individual Christian? For a church?

Miscellaneous Book Reviews

Book Review: Gospel Clarity: Challenging the New Perspective on Paul, by Ligon Duncan and William B. Barcley

Review by Nicholas Piotrowski | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

Barcley and Duncan’s work is a valuable contribution to the debate on Paul and the New Perspective.

40 Questions about Christians and Biblical Law

Review by Nicholas Piotrowski | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

Do you want to interpret the Bible rightly? Comprehend justification? Understand what parts of the law do apply to your life? Then you need to understand the law.

Book Review: How Sermons Work, by David Murray

Review by Aaron Menikoff | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

How Sermon’s Work is slender enough to be used by the untrained and provocative enough to stimulate healthy discussion among more experienced preachers.

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

Evangelism – Part 1

September–October 2013

Is Scripture Enough?

July–August 2013

Church and Churches

May—June 2013

Pastoring Christians for the Workplace

March—April 2013

Lay Elders: A User’s Guide—Part 2

Jan—Feb 2013

Lay Elders: A User’s Guide – Part 1

November—December 2012

Discipling in the Church

September—October 2012

Mercy Ministry in the Church

July—August 2012

Wanted: Apostolic Pastors

May—June 2012

The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion

March—April 2012

Don’t Be Too Cool for Sunday School

January—February 2012

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

The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1

July—August 2011

Church Membership: Holding the Body Together

May—June 2011

Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes?

March—April 2011

Pastoral Moves

January—February 2011

Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church

November—December 2010

Hell: Remembering the Awful Reality

September—October 2010

Pastoring Women

July—August 2010

Deacons

May—June 2010

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