Postmillennialism and Theonomy

By David Schrock | 9Marks Journal: A New Christian Authoritarianism? | 04.27.2023

Christ is reigning, and he will accomplish his purpose on earth as it is in heaven. But that purpose is best seen in the beautification and building up of the church in the midst of nations, not a final golden era among the nations, where all the nations are made Christian by the church’s influence.

Book Review: Empires of Dirt, by Douglas Wilson

Review by Paul Alexander | 9Marks Journal: A New Christian Authoritarianism? | 04.27.2023

Precisely here is where theonomy is in danger of becoming a new legalism: demanding of the church what Jesus does not demand and what the church cannot in any case do.

A Progressive Covenantal Perspective: Theonomy and Moses’s Law

By Jason S. DeRouchie | 9Marks Journal: A New Christian Authoritarianism? | 04.20.2023

Theonomy fails to recognize that the New Testament applies Moses’s law through Christ only to the church and never to the state.

Relating Moses’s Law to Christians

By Jason S. DeRouchie | 9Marks Journal: A New Christian Authoritarianism? | 04.20.2023

How does Moses’s law apply to believers today when so much has changed with Christ’s coming, not least of which is that we are part of the new covenant and not the old?

A Progressive Covenantal Perspective: Paul and the Tripartite Division of Moses’s Law

By Joshua M. Greever | 9Marks Journal: A New Christian Authoritarianism? | 04.20.2023

Christians must call their governments to pursue and maintain a divinely-given, objective standard of morality. But Paul did not hold forth the law of Moses as this standard.

The Noahic Covenant’s Importance for Government

By David VanDrunen | 9Marks Journal: A New Christian Authoritarianism? | 04.18.2023

Christians’ political thinking and conduct should always reflect the fact that our governments are in covenant with God through the Noahic covenant.

Three Building Blocks for a Christian’s Political Theology

By Kevin DeYoung | 9Marks Journal: A New Christian Authoritarianism? | 04.14.2023

Every pastor desires to see his congregation formed theologically. Part of this theological formation involves thinking through a number of questions that relate to church and state.

Motivation for Pastors to Embrace the Challenge of Reading ‘Communion with God’ by John Owen

By Mike McKinley | 04.11.2023

There is much gold to be mined from works that have stood the test of time and helped Christians for centuries.

Book Review: From Prisoner to Prince, by Samuel Emadi

Review by Trent Hunter | 02.24.2023

Emadi has put his hand to the textual plough to combine his own exegesis with the best insights of others for a compelling case for Joseph’s typological function—what we all sensed but needed a scholar to demonstrate.

8 Principles of Faithful Pulpit Supply

By Alan Patrick | 02.08.2023

The Lord instructs and equips his church through the preaching of his Word. Pulpit supply is no exception.

Recommended New Testament Commentaries for Evangelical Pastors

By Thomas R. Schreiner | 02.03.2023

Tom Schreiner recommends what he thinks are the best New Testament commentaries for pastors to consult.

Book Review: On Worship, by H. B. Charles

Review by Matt Merker | 01.20.2023

Charles’s book is a welcome addition to the growing number of accessible resources on corporate worship that are focused on the priority of the local church.

Book Review: Biblical Preaching, by Haddon W. Robinson

Review by Kevin DeYoung | 01.19.2023

Kevin DeYoung reviews his former preaching professor Haddon Robinson’s renown textbook ‘Biblical Preaching’.

Book Review: Workers for Your Joy, by David Mathis

Review by Aaron Menikoff | 01.09.2023

It’s far too easy to wait for a crisis to pay attention to your pastor. Mathis shows us a better way.

Book Review: Biblical Reasoning, by R. B. Jamieson and Tyler R. Wittman

Review by Kevin Vanhoozer | 01.04.2023

Jamieson and Wittman dismantle the dividing wall of, if not hostility, then indifference and incomprehension, that often separates biblical studies and theology—a wall that serves neither the Scriptures, nor the church.