Journal Talk, Episode 1: Be Generous—Give People and Money

By J. Leeman, P. Martin | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 08.11.2020

Churches ought to be generous with their people and their money. Jonathan Leeman chats with pastor Paul Martin about this vital principle of shepherding.

Book Review: Don’t Just Send a Resume, by Benjamin Vrbicek

Review by Kris Sinclair | 08.06.2020

Perhaps the most compelling aspect of Vrbicek’s book is the way he sprinkles the good news on every page, even while discussing practical issues regarding searching for a ministry position.

4 Reasons You Should Preach through Titus

By Eric Bancroft | 08.03.2020

What should new churches focus on? What should their priorities be in their early years? Titus gives us an answer.

What Do You Have that You Didn’t Receive?

By Brian Davis | 07.30.2020

Christian, what do you have that you didn’t receive? Everything good you have, God says he gave you (1 Cor. 4:7). So why do you boast like you didn’t receive it from him?

Further Reflections on Recent Conversations about Christian Freedom

By Jonathan Leeman | 07.27.2020

Why would 9Marks feel compelled to respond to Grace Community Church’s elders and raise these points right now?

A Time for Civil Disobedience? A Response to Grace Community Church’s Elders

By Jonathan Leeman | 07.25.2020

Before your church follows John MacArthur’s Grace Community Church and begins to gather in defiance of governmental orders this Sunday, I’d like to suggest that civil disobedience may not be the only legitimate or moral course of action at this moment. 

Preachers Talk, Episode 8: On Planning a Preaching Calendar

By D. Helm, E. Copeland, J. Meeks | 07.23.2020

How do you decide what to preach? How long should you stay in a book? Doesn’t planning sermons several months out “quench the Spirit”?

Book Review: Saturate, by Jeff Vanderstelt

Review by Aaron Menikoff | 07.23.2020

The gathered church equips saints to be in the world evangelizing the lost. A scattered church engages unbelievers and points them to the unique beauty of the Christian assembly. Confused roles compromise the church’s ability to fulfill the Great Commission.

Episode 139: Remembering J. I. Packer

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 07.22.2020

Jonathan Leeman asks Mark Dever to reflect on his friendship with J. I. Packer. 

Let Gentleness Pervade Your Ministry

Let Gentleness Pervade Your Ministry

By Nick Roark | 07.21.2020

Pastor Nick Roark reflects on 1 Thessalonians 2:7.

Pastors, Set Your Church Up Well for the Future

By Mark Dever | 07.13.2020

Pastors, here are two things you should do that will set your church up well for the future, long after you’re gone.

Episode 136: On Pastors and Social Media

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 07.07.2020

In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever about how pastors ought to approach social media use.

Reflections on ‘One Assembly’ and the Immigrant Church

By Geoff Chang | 07.03.2020

As immigrant churches pursue greater independence among their various language congregations, the goal is not simply to have separate churches so that we can cross our t’s and dot our ecclesiological i’s. That’s only half the picture.

Cultivate Humility

By Erik Raymond | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

If we’re going to help our people, we pastors must cultivate humility.

Why Should Pastors Care About Their Holiness?

By Aaron Menikoff | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

Brother pastor, do you care about holiness? Please don’t give up caring. Be vigilant. Soldier on against your sin from this day to the day of your death.