In Our Discipling Relationships, Best-Sellers Are Great . . . But the Bible Is Best

By Sam Koo | 02.22.2021

Books are tremendous tools for discipling. But with so many good resources out there, we can be tempted to forget the best book on discipleship—the Bible.

Heavenly Helps for Pastoral Problems (with Mark Redfern)

By J. Leeman, M. Redfern | 02.15.2021

If you read through the pastoral epistles, you’ll notice how often Paul encourages Timothy and Titus with the hope of heaven. Jonathan Leeman chats with pastor Mark Redfern about this. … keep reading…

The Church Should Sing for Heaven’s Sake (with Matthew Westerholm)

By J. Leeman, M. Westerholm | 02.11.2021

Our churches used to sing about heaven. Now they don’t. And when they do, well, they do it unlike previous generations. Jonathan Leeman chats with Matthew Westerholm of Southern Seminary … keep reading…

Rediscover Church

By C. Hansen, J. Leeman

Why the Body of Christ Is Essential Churches are currently facing a host of difficult issues―potential shut-downs and restrictions due to COVID-19, political dissension among members, racial division, church abuse … keep reading…

Why the Heavenly Minded Do the Most Earthly Good (with Aaron Menikoff) | Journal Talk

By A. Menikoff, J. Leeman | 01.28.2021

Jonathan chats with Aaron Menikoff about his article from the recent Journal on Heaven, in which he argues that the heavenly minded ought to do the most earthly good.

How Would Paul Use a Church Directory? He’d Look for Grace on Every Page.

By Caleb Batchelor | 01.20.2021

Pull out your church directory and notice God’s grace in predestination, regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification.

Nine Marks of a Healthy Church

By Mark Dever

You may have read books on this topic before—but not like this one. Instead of an instruction manual for church growth, this classic text offers tried and true principles for … keep reading…

Hymns in a Woman’s Life

By Drew Bratcher | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

I was the first of the fourth generation of the family, and, being the oldest by several years, spent considerable time with my great-grandmother, much of it alone. I liked her.

Churches: The Embassies and Geography of Heaven

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

Your local church is an embassy and the temporary geography of heaven. Have you ever thought about that?

The Lord’s Supper: A Foretaste of the Heavenly Banquet

By Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

The Lord’s Supper is an appetizer for the feast that will commence on the day when Christ reunites heaven and earth.

Heaven in Our Troubles

By Jeremy Pierre | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

Scripture doesn’t describe heaven generically, but specifically, with details meant to grip our hearts in times of trouble.

What to Do While You Drive To Church

By Derek Minton | 12.18.2020

How long does it take you to get to church? Here are three things to do on your way.

“What Exactly Should We Be Looking For?”: Reflections on My Recent Search for a Church

By Simona Gorton | 12.07.2020

If you’re looking for a church, I invite you to ask some of the same questions we asked and to examine a few of the principles laid out in Scripture.

Six “Silver Linings” Amid the Dark Clouds of a Global Pandemic

By Brian Parks | 11.16.2020

Even in the most difficult times, God is at work.

Don’t Demonize, Show Honor: Responding to Others After This Election Ends

By Jonathan Leeman | 11.03.2020

Pastors, here’s my advice no matter who wins or loses: don’t demonize anyone, but show honor to everyone.