Book Review: Growing Healthy Asian American Churches, edited by Peter Cha, S. Steve Kang, and Helen Lee

Review by Geoff Chang | 09.24.2020

My hope is that this book is the beginning of a fruitful conversation among Asian American leaders on what the Bible has to say about growing healthy Asian American churches.

When Looking for a Church, Beware the “Right Fit”

By Murray Campbell | 08.31.2020

“I’m looking for a church that’s just like me.” Few people would say it quite so crassly, but the sentiment is common.

A Strict But Clear Definition of the Church Brings Freedom

By Caleb Greggsen | 08.24.2020

How would you, according to Scripture, define the church? Does this definition free you up or weigh you down?

Why Churches Should Excommunicate Longstanding Non-Attenders

By Alex Duke | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline: Medicine for the Body | 08.14.2020

I’ve never met a growing and mature Christian who doesn’t regularly attend a gospel-preaching church.

Further Reflections on Recent Conversations about Christian Freedom

By Jonathan Leeman | 07.27.2020

Why would 9Marks feel compelled to respond to Grace Community Church’s elders and raise these points right now?

Episode 139: Remembering J. I. Packer

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 07.22.2020

Jonathan Leeman asks Mark Dever to reflect on his friendship with J. I. Packer. 

Episode 137: On What If I Don’t Feel Like Going to Church (with Gunner Gundersen)

By G. Gundersen, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 07.14.2020

As a pastor, how many times have you heard a member tell you, “I’m so sorry we missed last Sunday—we just couldn’t make it with everything we have going on!”?

Build Fences Around Your Flock

By Joel Kurz | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

We must guard the sheep against wolves. For this reason, we must know how to build fences; that is, we must lead our church in practicing meaningful membership and discipline.

Whacking the Wolves

By Juan Sanchez | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

How should we confront the problem of wolves in the church? At times, we must protect the sheep by whacking the wolves with the shepherd’s rod.

Episode 133: On Why Should I Join a Church?

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 06.16.2020

Have you ever met a growing Christian who is self-consciously choosing not to join a church? In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever about the vital necessity of joining a local church.

What Should I Do With Those Who Are Unable or Unwilling to Attend Church When We Start Gathering?

By Nick Gatzke | 05.19.2020

Gathering together again will be a great joy for many and a unique challenge for some.  Let’s make sure that no one is left behind in the post-Covid church.

Has COVID-19 Made 9Marks Raise the White Flag on Multi-Site and Multi-Service Churches?

By Jonathan Leeman | 05.13.2020

There’s a difference between short-term accommodations and permanent structures.

How the Lord Prepared Our Church for a Global Pandemic

By Juan Sanchez | 05.07.2020

The Lord had been preparing us for this global pandemic through the ordinary means of pastoral ministry.

How Our Church Covenant Helps Us Care for One Another During the Pandemic

By Josh Manley | 05.04.2020

It’s not only pastors who have responsibilities during this season. The church must continue to be the church.

Pastoring in a Pandemic Episode 1: Shepherding Scattered Sheep with Bob Johnson

By B. Johnson, J. Leeman | 05.01.2020

Jonathan Leeman chats with Bob Johnson, a pastor in the Detroit area, about practical ways he and his elders have tried to shepherd their scattered sheep during COVID-19.