What Makes a Vote Moral or Immoral? The Ethics of Voting

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

When I refer to the ethics of voting, I mean I’m interested in what makes a vote sinful or permissible. I’m not asking what makes a vote good or wise.

Binding Consciences: Why We Do It, How We Do It, and Why It’s So Dangerous

By Brad Littlejohn | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

We must defend Christian liberty without falling into relativistic complacency. But when we hastily conflate all our conclusions with all God’s commands, we endanger our own consciences and those of our brothers and sisters.

What Can a 424-Year-Old Book Teach Us about the Conscience?

By Caleb Morell | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

What can a 424-year-old book teach us about the conscience? And why does it matter for us today?

Live with Your Church Members in an Understanding Way

By Michael Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

Listening well and loving deeply won’t resolve every political disagreement in your church. It will do something better.

How Love Paves the Way for Hard Conversations

By Garrett Kell | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

Hard conversations must happen, but make sure people have no doubt that your motivation is always, always, always love.

“Whatsoever Is True”: Reflecting on the Growth of Conspiracy Theories Among Christians

By Dan Darling | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

You probably have encountered a friend or family member convinced of a conspiracy. Why is this happening? And what should Christians do about it?

“Sir, This Is a Local Church”—Or, How an Absurdist Meme about a Roast Beef Shop Might Help Heal Your Church

By Alex Duke | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

I wonder if you’re familiar with the “Sir, this is an Arby’s” meme. I wonder if you realize how helpful it could be to our churches in these tumultuous times.

4 Theological Principles for Christian Political Activism

By Murray Campbell | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

How do I know if my political advocacy is unwise and even ungodly? Here are four theological and pastoral suggestions for why and how Christians can be political activists.

Pastoring Undocumented Workers in Civil Unrest

By Alejandro Molero | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

Several years ago, I left Venezuela to plant a Spanish-speaking church in DC. Yet here I am again: different country, similar protests; different reasons, similar chaos spilling onto the streets; different slangs and slurs, same hate-filled hearts.

Moving from Programs to a Culture of Discipleship in an Immigrant Church

By Mark Pakingan | 09.11.2020

From my experience, immigrant churches tend toward program-centric ministry. Why? It’s complicated.

Why I Love Pastoring the Immigrant Church—And Why You Would, Too

By Stephen Chen | 08.21.2020

The last church I expected to pastor was an immigrant church. Twelve years later, I realize how wrong I was.

Remembering the Lord’s Death at the Lord’s Table Together

Reservations for Two: Remembering the Lord’s Death at the Lord’s Table Together

By Caleb Batchelor | 08.07.2020

We often come to the table uneasy. We know we’ve been unfaithful. But as our shifting eyes look up, our Savior sits at the head of the table—staring at us with eyes full of affection.

I Disagree With My Pastor. What Should I Do?

By Jeramie Rinne | 08.05.2020

I disagree with something my pastor said. What should I do?

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?

Episode 140: A Conversation about Grace Community Church’s Statement on Civil Disobedience

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 07.26.2020

Jonathan and Mark chat about Grace Community Church’s decision, civil disobedience, and how Christians ought to approach this season with an extra amount of charity and grace.