Book Review: Why We’re Not Emergent (By Two Guys Who Should Be), by Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck

Review by Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Cooperation | 03.02.2010

Emergents, I plead with you, please read those aspects of the book carefully and with open hearts.

Book Review: The Rabbit and the Elephant: Why Small Is the New Big for Today’s Church, by Tony Dale and George Barna

Review by Aaron Menikoff | 9Marks Journal: A New Evangelical Liberalism | 03.01.2010

Though The Rabbit and the Elephant is about the church, there is little explanation of what the church is beyond a series of interconnected relationships.

Pastors’ and Theologians’ Forum on Corporate Witness

By A. Mohler, J. D. Greear, J. Folmar, P. Newton, T. Anyabwile | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Mission | 03.01.2010

Our churches can give the gospel a black eye, or they can be used by the Holy Spirit with magnetic effect to draw people to Jesus.

More Than Worth It: Costs and Benefits of Church Discipline

By Wyman Richardson | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 1) | 03.01.2010

It’s worth reminding ourselves as pastors what we stand to lose if we neglect biblical church discipline.

A Church Discipline Primer

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 1) | 03.01.2010

A reluctance to practice church discipline may suggest that we believe ourselves to be wiser and more loving than God.

Was Dagg Right?

By Gregory A. Wills | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 1) | 03.01.2010

There is no simple correlation between a church’s disobedience on the one hand and spiritual blight and abandonment by Christ on the other.

9Marks Pastors’ and Theologians’ Forum

By Forum | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 2) | 03.01.2010

What are some lessons on church discipline you’ve learned the hard way?

Church Membership and the N.C.L.H.G.A.

By Mike McKinley | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Mission | 03.01.2010

Was church membership practiced by churches in the New Testament? Scripture gives us indications that the answer to this question is “yes.”

How to Make Membership Matter

By Paul Alexander | 03.01.2010

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Membership Matters – What is Our Church Covenant?

By Matt Schmucker | 03.01.2010

INTRODUCTION

Class III: Preaching

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

We cannot claim that our church is founded on the Word of God unless our church is founded on the preaching of that Word.

Class II: Church Membership

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

I. INTRODUCTION Good morning and welcome! This is the second class in a thirteen-week course on living together as a church. This morning, we will consider the idea of church membership and how it facilitates unity within the church. Before we begin, let’s pray. Church Membership—Why Bother? I wonder if you’ve thought much about why […]

Class XIII: Corporate Evangelism

By Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.01.2010

Throughout the Bible and the history of the church, God has used the witness of the church to draw people to himself.

Class XII: Worship

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

What is worship? What does it mean to worship God? And what does worship have to do with the unity that should exist in the body of Christ?

Class IX: Church Discipline

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

How should we react to unrepentant sin in the church?