Civil Rights Vision Trip: One Church’s Story

By Mark Vroegop | 10.22.2018

A few weeks ago, I led 50 leaders from our church on what we called a Civil Rights Vision Trip. Here’s what we learned.

On Teaching the Church about the Church

Episode 59: On Teaching the Church about the Church

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 10.09.2018

Pastors must teach the church about what a church is. If they don’t, who will?

Should Pastors Talk about Brett Kavanaugh on Sunday?

By Jonathan Leeman | 10.04.2018

You don’t have to address Brett Kavanaugh this Sunday. But if you do, don’t pick a side.

Episode 58: On Members Meetings

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 10.02.2018

In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Mark and Jonathan discuss members meetings—what they are, where they are in the Bible, and how to make them of spiritual interest.

Are Catechisms a Baptist Thing?

By Jeff Robinson | 10.01.2018

To the thinking of many, “Baptist” and “catechism” aren’t allies. But historically speaking, nothing could be further from the truth.

Pastors Talk Episode Prayer

Episode 57: On Prayer (with John Onwuchekwa)

By J. Onwuchekwa, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 09.25.2018

In the season premiere of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan and Mark sit down with John Onwuchekwa to talk about his new 9Marks book Prayer: How Praying Together Shapes the Church.

What does church membership have to do with love?

What does church membership have to do with love?

By Mark Dever | 09.19.2018

Surely we know that we’re saved because our hearts are stirred and we’re moved to tears as we sing “Amazing Grace,” right? No, says John. We know we have passed from death to life because we love our brothers.

A Strategy for Delaying the Baptism of Young Children

By Scott Daniel | 08.24.2018

What should you say to the family of a young child who wants to be baptized?

Book Review: Practicing the Power, by Sam Storms

Review by Paul Martin | 08.16.2018

Sam Storms’ recent book is a field guide for Reformed churches to introduce charismatic practices into the life of the assembly.

The Local Church and Your Assurance of Salvation

The Local Church and Your Assurance of Salvation

By Mark Dever | 08.15.2018

Have you ever thought of your church as an assurance-of-salvation cooperative? Let Mark Dever explain.

4 Ways to Become an Effective Role Player in Your Church

By Joseph Dicks | 08.10.2018

Like a successful team, every healthy church has both leaders and role players.

“I Was Burnt Out—And I Stayed In”

By Ed Moore | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018

I arrived at my current church in July of 1992, and for a solid decade our business meetings were marked by love, unity, and good-natured, corny humor. But then everything fell apart.

When Your Husband Is Burnt Out

By Anna Moore | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018

Perhaps you’re just beginning your journey as a pastor’s wife. Perhaps you’ve been one far longer than me. Whatever the case, remember and rejoice in the gospel. Draw near to Christ. He, above all, will sustain you and restore your joy.

Waiting On the Lord to Renew Our Strength: Reflections on Pastoral Burnout

By Ray Ortlund | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018

Burnout means something way down deep just collapses, and we can’t keep going.

Confession ≠ Repentance

By Ty Gooch | 07.16.2018

How many times have we seen confession happen without genuine and lasting change? Why does genuine transformation still evade us?