Pastors’ and Theologians’ Forum on Race

By Forum | 9Marks Journal: Race and Ethnicity | 03.01.2010

“Is there a race problem in the American Church?”

Should you use the 1689 London Confession in your church?

By Shawn Wright | 03.01.2010

Should you use the 1689 London Confession as your church’s statement of faith? No, for at least three reasons . . .

Biblical Church Growth I Thessalonians 3:12-4:12

By Mark Dever | 03.01.2010

How can you have a growing church?

What is wrong with the therapeutic approach to counseling?

By David Powlison | 03.01.2010

The essential logic of the therapeutic gospel is this: your personal problems arise from being acted upon.

9Marks Pastors’ Wives’ Forum

By Forum | 9Marks Journal: Marriage & Pastor's Wives | 03.01.2010

What have been one or two of the most unexpected blessings of being a pastor’s wife?

Are brief, general statements of faith harmful or helpful?

By Shawn Wright | 03.01.2010

A statement of faith must be complete enough to mark out the doctrinal parameters of the church, without being so precise that it excludes persons unnecessarily.

A Seminary President’s Forum

By Forum | 9Marks Journal: Raising Up the Next Generation of Pastors | 03.01.2010

Why is your seminary needed?

Contemporary or Traditional Music: Which is Right?

By Vell Rives | 03.01.2010

Let us limit our discussion to congregational singing. Some concepts can be applied to choral singing as well. However, for the sake of brevity, we will ignore entirely the issues of solo and instrumental music.

Things I’ve Seen and Heard — On Worship

By Matt Schmucker | 03.01.2010

What is said and done during a “Worship Service” is not to be taken lightly, nor is it to be given over to a popularity vote.

Class XI: Serving and Giving

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

What do we mean by serving or giving? We mean spending yourself—your time, your gifts, your resources, your energy—for the good of the church.

The Greatest Danger Facing the Church

By Jim Hamilton | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Mission | 03.01.2010

In our day, the greatest danger facing the church may well come from well-meaning pastors.

What in the World is the Missional Church?

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Mission | 03.01.2010

The basic premise of the missional church is that “missions” is not simply one of the functions or programs of a church. It constitutes the very essence or nature of the church.

Class I: Introduction

By Jamie Dunlop | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

God calls us today—the very imperfect people who compose his Church—to the task of displaying the glory of his perfect character

One of the Dirtiest Words Today: C——–n

By Brad Wheeler | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology | 03.01.2010

My analogy didn’t have the intended effect, or perhaps it did, for he quickly retorted, “You’re not actually trying to convert people, are you?”

Satanism, Starbucks, and Other Gospel Challengers

By David Wells | 9Marks Journal: The Gospel | 03.01.2010

What we should be doing, however, is looking at the culture—whether high or low—and asking the question, “At what points is this antithetical to the Word of God?”