Essential and Indispensable: Women and the Mission of the Church

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

The essential and indispensable nature of women for the mission of the church does not depend upon any form of programmatic or paid ministry. It depends on what Christ has made women through dying and rising for them: disciples, witnesses, priests, fellow-workers.

Five Key Texts and Pastoral Application

By PJ Tibayan | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

Here are five passages dealing with manhood and womanhood that we must teach and apply for pastoral faithfulness.

Does the Bible Allow for Women Deacons? Yes, Says Tom Schreiner (with a Response from Alex Strauch)

By A. Strauch, T. R. Schreiner | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

Does the Bible allow for women deacons? Yes, says Tom Schreiner.

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Episode 107: On Pastoring Amid Depression (with Blake Boylston)

By B. Boylston, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 12.03.2019

In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan chats with Mark and Blake Boylston about how pastors ought to face seasons of depression.

Is a Multi-Site “Church” Actually Multiple Churches?

Is a Multi-Site “Church” Actually Multiple Churches?

By Jonathan Leeman | 11.27.2019

Are multi-site churches consistent with the biblical definition of a church? Jonathan Leeman offers an answer.

Is the Slippery Slope Actually Slippery? Egalitarianism and the Open-and-Affirming Position

By Colin Smothers | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 11.23.2019

So, is there really a slope between embracing egalitarianism and endorsing homosexuality?

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Episode 105: On Transitioning to Elders – Part 2

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 11.19.2019

In this conversation, Jonathan and Mark talk about how a church, once convinced of plural leadership, should actually choose the men who ought to serve in this role.

4 Reasons You Should Preach through 1 Corinthians

By J. Mack Stiles | 11.18.2019

Let me give you four reasons why it’s worth it to preach through 1 Corinthians.

Some Counsel for Christians Leaving Toxic Church Environments

By Lucas O'Neill | 11.15.2019

Recovery for genuine believers who have been damaged by failed churches is a grueling process.

Episode 104: On Transitioning to Elders – Part 1

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 11.12.2019

You’re a pastor who’s eagerly started at a new church. Everything is going well, but there are some things you want to change—first and foremost, you want to teach the church about biblical leadership. Many pastors find themselves in this position, but they have no idea where to start. They struggle to be patient, and […]

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How Quickly Should Pastors Change Things?

By Jeramie Rinne | 11.07.2019

Generally speaking, you should change things at a rate the people you’re ministering to will understand, and not feel like they’re being railroaded. Sadly, most young pastors tend to move too quickly.

On Pastoring a Small Church

On Pastoring a Small Church (with PJ Tibayan & Jonathan Worsley)

By J. Leeman, J. Worsley, M. Dever, P. Tibayan | 11.05.2019

Pastoring small churches comes with unique challenges. In this Pastors’ Talk episode, Jonathan Leeman, Mark Dever, PJ Tibayan, and Jonathan Worsley discuss the blessings and burdens of shepherding a small flock.

On Helping Church Members with Spiritual Disciplines (with Brian Davis & John Onwuchekwa)

Episode 102: On Helping Church Members with Spiritual Disciplines (with Brian Davis & John Onwuchekwa)

By B. Davis, J. Onwuchekwa, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 10.29.2019

Pastors want their people to pray and read the Bible. In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with three pastors about how to encourage members toward spiritual disciplines by grace and not guilt.

What Does 2 John Have to Teach Us about Partnering with False Teachers?

By Sean DeMars | 10.18.2019

We must not align ourselves with false teachers, apostate churches, or any of their ministries in any way that will confuse people about the truth of the gospel and the identity of Jesus.

When Is It Time to Leave?

By Eric Bancroft | 10.16.2019

How does a pastor know when it’s time to leave one church for another? Eric Bancroft says three things must be present.