Hard conversations must happen, but make sure people have no doubt that your motivation is always, always, always love.
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 ChurchBy 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.
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.
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.
From my experience, immigrant churches tend toward program-centric ministry. Why? It’s complicated.
The last church I expected to pastor was an immigrant church. Twelve years later, I realize how wrong I was.
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 something my pastor said. What should I do?
Why would 9Marks feel compelled to respond to Grace Community Church’s elders and raise these points right now?
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.
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.
Jonathan Leeman asks Mark Dever to reflect on his friendship with J. I. Packer.
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.
If we’re going to help our people, we pastors must cultivate humility.