Class VII: Discontentment

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

Can you recall the last time you were deeply disappointed by another church member? What about the last time you felt like a church let you down?

Class VI: Fellowship

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

What does it mean to have healthy relationships in the church? Why should we care?

A Meal Says More than You Think

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Hospitality & Friendship | 03.01.2010

If someone said to me, “How will God glorify himself through Christ?” I am not sure “the hospitality of God’s people” would make my list.

With a Little Help From My Friends

By Michael A. G. Haykin | 9Marks Journal: Hospitality & Friendship | 03.01.2010

If anyone were to ask me, “What is the best thing in life?”, I would answer, ‘Friends’.”

Befriending Timothy

By Owen Strachan | 9Marks Journal: Hospitality & Friendship | 03.01.2010

When a pastor befriends a young man, the kingdom advances.

Using Small Groups to Fight Sin

By Corby Megorden | 9Marks Journal: Hospitality & Friendship | 03.01.2010

It’s unwise—and, frankly, dishonest—to suggest that I don’t need help in my battle against sin.

Favorite Children’s Bibles

By Justin Taylor | 9Marks Journal: Family & Parenting | 03.01.2010

Each of these storybook Bibles has its own strength, and we should thank God that all three are available.

FAQ: Balancing Worship Service? Thornbury

By Gregory Alan Thornbury | 03.01.2010

Congregational prayer and singing are currently the most undervalued elements of worship in evangelical churches today.

Loving Questions for Pastors of Seeker-Sensitive Churches #2

By Aaron Menikoff | 03.01.2010

Which came first: the seeker-sensitive service philosophy or a commitment to sound biblical exposition?

Loving Questions for Pastors of Seeker-Sensitive Churches #4

By Aaron Menikoff | 03.01.2010

Will the seeker-sensitive model ultimately be unable to keep up with the culture?

Loving Questions for Pastors of Seeker-Sensitive Churches

By Aaron Menikoff | 03.01.2010

Does God leave churches to decide how to conduct their own worship services?

Re-imagining Success in Ministry

By Mark Dever | 03.01.2010

Certainly no church is perfect. But, praise God, many imperfect churches are healthy.

Pastors’ and Theologians’ Forum on Church and Culture

By Forum | 9Marks Journal: Church & Culture | 03.01.2010

Does Scripture call the local church to the work of cultural transformation?

What Distinguishes Biblical Counseling from other Methods?

By David Powlison | 02.26.2010

Just what is “biblical counseling” anyway?

Dealing with Bad Documents

By Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: Confessions, Covenants, and Constitutions: How to Organize Your Church | 02.26.2010

Very often a new pastor will find a statement of faith like our church had—unclear at best and heretical at worst.