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.

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. 

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. 

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.