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. 

Worship Determines Politics

By Jonathan Leeman | 11.02.2020

How does what we worship shape our desired political outcomes? In this clip, Jonathan Leeman tries to answer that difficult question.

Book Review: Law and Liberty, by R.J. Rushdoony

Review by Kevin DeYoung | 10.30.2020

For all the appropriate warnings that can be found in Rushdoony, taken as a whole the good does not outweigh the bad.

Fearing God More than Political Powers

By Jonathan Leeman | 10.27.2020

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.