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.

A Call To the Ministry

By Basil Manly | 02.26.2010

More ministers, and better ministers, are the great want of the Church.

Cultivating a Culture of Missions in a Small Church

By Tom Ascol | 9Marks Journal: Missions | 02.26.2010

Small churches are not exempt from the work of missions, nor should they want to be.

Cultivating a Culture of Counseling and Discipleship

By Tim Lane | 9Marks Journal: Counseling in the Church | 02.26.2010

When we live as children of light, we live a persuasive lifestyle that gets the attention of the non-Christian.

How My Mind Has Changed – the Centrality of the Congregation

By Mark Dever | 02.26.2010

Love is largely local. And the local congregation, then, is the place which claims to display this love for all the world to see.