Biblical Manhood and Womanhood—Or Christlikeness?

By Jonathan Leeman | 03.20.2020

It has become a common trope to argue that Bible calls us to Christlikeness, not biblical manhood and womanhood. This is a category error.

Episode 119 - On When the Church Can't Gather

Episode 119: On When the Church Can’t Gather

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.17.2020

Mark and Jonathan chat about COVID-19.

25 Hymns to Sing in Troubled Times

By Matt Merker | 03.15.2020

In a time of uncertainty, what should we sing?

Quick Take: What Should Churches Do About Coronavirus?

Quick Take: What Should Churches Do About Coronavirus?

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.12.2020

In this Pastor’s Talk mini-episode, Mark Dever discusses what pastors and churches should do in light of the Coronavirus pandemic.

How DC Churches Responded When the Government Banned Public Gatherings During the Spanish Flu of 1918

By Caleb Morell | 03.12.2020

The influenza of 1918 provides an example of how churches in Washington DC responded to a public health crisis and government orders to close churches

Why Do We Pray So Little?

By John Onwuchekwa | 03.11.2020

Why does it seem like churches give themselves to prayer only in times of crisis? John Onwuchekwa reflects on this difficult question.

Does the Book of Acts Teach Spontaneous Baptisms?

By Caleb Morell | 03.10.2020

The claim that Acts demonstrates a uniform pattern of spontaneous baptisms is overstated.

Episode 118 - On Spontaneous Baptisms

Episode 118: On Spontaneous Baptisms (with Caleb Morell)

By C. Morell, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.10.2020

Are spontaneous baptisms a good idea? Does the book of Acts prescribe them?

How Do You Prepare for Persecution? We Remember God Is King.

How Do You Prepare for Persecution? We Remember God Is King.

9Marks | 03.04.2020

A pastor in East Asia reflects on how he prepares his people for persecution.

4 Reasons to Preach through Colossians

By Trent Hunter | 02.21.2020

Preaching through Colossians is a privilege. Here are four reasons why.

Discipling

By Mark Dever

How to Help Others Follow Jesus Before ascending to heaven, Jesus instructed his followers to “make disciples of all nations.” But what does this command actually entail? What does it look like for Christians to care for one another’s spiritual well-being and growth? In this introduction to the basics of discipling, veteran pastor and author […]

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Cooperating with Different Churches — How and Why

By Paul Martin | 02.19.2020

How can churches from different denominational backgrounds work together to encourage one another?

What Is a Healthy Church?

By Mark Dever

What is an ideal church, and how can you tell? How does it look different from other churches? More importantly, how does it act differently, especially in society? Many of us aren’t sure how to answer those questions, even though we probably have some preconceived idea. But with this book, you don’t have to wonder […]

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 assessing the health of your church. Whether you’re a pastor, a leader, or an involved member of your congregation, studying the nine marks of a […]

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Episode 115: On the Regulative Principle

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.18.2020

God has told us in his Word how we ought to approach him in worship. This should shape how we plan our Sunday gatherings. But it also raises a question: Are we free to do things in our gatherings that God does not explicitly prescribe?