Work Hard and Stay Hungry

By Juan Sanchez | 9Marks Journal: Seasons in a Pastor's Life | 06.10.2024

If we’re not vigilant as years in the ministry pass, the greater the possibility that the monotony of our routines, the burdens of pastoring, or the busyness of ministry will become excuses for neglecting our primary task.

Every Week I Preach My Guts out and . . . Nothing Changes

By David King | 9Marks Journal: Seasons in a Pastor's Life | 06.10.2024

We want God to set off fireworks, but he‘s more interested in farming.

Make the Main Thing the Main Thing on Sundays

By Bret Capranica | 9Marks Journal: Seasons in a Pastor's Life | 06.10.2024

I was convinced that the table we set on Sunday would determine the whole ministry, and our main course had to be the Word of God.

Take Heart: Preaching to Encourage

By Tiago Oliveira | 9Marks Journal: Seasons in a Pastor's Life | 06.10.2024

As you step into your new church, you are called not only to lead but also to encourage.

Four Reasons to Preach the Psalms as a Book

By Davy Ellison | 04.26.2024

The intentional ordering of the 150 psalms may have been rediscovered in academia, but it has very practical benefits for the Christian in the pew.

Four Benefits of Inviting Evaluation of Your Preaching

By Jonathan Threlfall | 02.29.2024

In “swapping sermons” with fellow pastors, I have discovered four benefits.

Evangelistic Expository Preaching

By Mark Dever | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism | 02.06.2024

The converted and the unconverted need preaching in which the fullness of God’s Word is exposed and the atoning work of Christ explored.

Book Review: Baptists in the Christian Tradition

Review by Jeremy Kimble | 9Marks Journal: Catholicity | 11.27.2023

In their recent edited volume “Baptists and the Christian Tradition”, Matthew Emerson, Christopher Morgan, and Luke Stamps, along with various contributors, argue for the good of theological retrieval and engaging the Great Tradition for the sake of strengthening Baptist beliefs.

Book Review: In All the Scriptures, by Nicholas G. Piotrowski

Review by Jonathan Parnell | 11.15.2023

According to Nicholas G. Piotrowski in his book ‘In All the Scriptures’, Jesus and the apostles read the Old Testament attending to the literary, historical, and theological (christological) contexts, and we should read the whole Bible the same way.

Six Marks of a Good Sermon

By Nick Gardner | 11.09.2023

How does a preacher know if he’s preaching good sermons?

Fundamentalism May Feel Safe, But It’s Shortsighted

By Phil Newton | 9Marks Journal: Catholicity | 09.11.2023

A narrow fundamentalism blinds us to healthy catholicity and theological error due to pride in a sterile, tightly-packaged belief system.

What I’ve Learned from the Presbyterians

By Mike McKinley | 9Marks Journal: Catholicity | 07.24.2023

My life, thinking, and ministry would be much poorer if it were not for the influence of the Presbyterian ministers, teachers, and writers that I have encountered, whether in person or through their writings.

What I’ve Learned from the Anglicans

By Dave Gobbett | 9Marks Journal: Catholicity | 07.24.2023

Here are nine lessons a Baptist learned from his friends within the Church of England.

Book Review: Exegetical Fallacies, by D.A. Carson

Review by Brian Vickers | 06.27.2023

Carson’s book is an indispensable resource for the task of exegesis that stands the test of time.

8 Marks of Reformation Worship Services

Review by Mike McGregor | 05.26.2023

If the Reformers could collectively speak to churches today about gathered worship, these lessons would be their core message.