Book Review: The Mission of God, by Christopher Wright

Review by Mike Gilbart-Smith | 9Marks Journal: Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church | 10.25.2010

A 500 page book on mission that doesn’t stare—in fact, doesn’t even glance—at the reality of hell for the unevangelized has lost its bearings.

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Book review: Baptism—Three Views

Review by Jonathan Leeman | 10.23.2010

I was convinced of the believers’ baptism picking up the book, and I remain convinced of it setting it down, maybe even more so.

9Marks at Southeastern 2010: Matt Chandler

9Marks | 09.21.2010

Preaching from Revelation 2, Matt Chandler helps us see the danger in losing our passion for Christ, and for His body, the Church. 

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9Marks at Southeastern 2010: Danny Akin

9Marks | 09.21.2010

Preaching from Philippians 2, Danny Akin connects the suffering servant in Isaiah 45 and 53 to Paul’s teaching on the incarnation of Christ.

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9Marks at Southeastern 2010: David Platt

9Marks | 09.21.2010

Preaching from Isaiah 6, David Platt reminds us of God’s holiness and the scandal of the Gospel.

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9Marks at Southeastern 2010: Thabiti Anyabwile

9Marks | 09.21.2010

Preaching from Romans 9, Thabiti Anyabwile reminds us how God’s sovereign election demonstrates His glory.

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9Marks at Southeastern 2010: Mark Dever

9Marks | 09.21.2010

Preaching from Genesis through Revelation, Mark Dever unfolds the beautiful plan of God, evident in Scripture from beginning to end.

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An Annotated Bibliography on Hell

By Gavin Ortlund | 9Marks Journal: Hell: Remembering the Awful Reality | 08.20.2010

The Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell, by Paul Helm. Banner of Truth, 1989. 152 pages. $8 Paul Helm is a teaching fellow at Regent College near Vancouver, and is widely known for his publications on the theology of John Calvin. His The Last Things is the final installment to a series of brief […]

How Does Hell Glorify God?

By Jim Hamilton | 9Marks Journal: Hell: Remembering the Awful Reality | 08.20.2010

How seriously should we take those who try to rewrite the story so that hell isn’t part of it? As seriously as we would take Hamlet critiquing Shakespeare’s work.

Hellfire and Brimstone: Interpreting the New Testament’s Descriptions of Hell

By Andy Naselli | 9Marks Journal: Hell: Remembering the Awful Reality | 08.20.2010

So when the Bible speaks of hell-fire, woe to us if we say, “It’s only a symbol.” If it is a symbol at all, it means the reality is worse than fire, not better.

Pastoral Fearmongering, Manipulation, and Hell

By Mark Dever | 9Marks Journal: Hell: Remembering the Awful Reality | 08.20.2010

Of course, it’s good to teach our children not to be scared by shadows, and to be wary of those who use fear to sell us something. But what if there really is something to fear?

There’s Something Worse than Death

By Kevin DeYoung | 9Marks Journal: Hell: Remembering the Awful Reality | 08.20.2010

Divine wrath may not be the decorative masthead or the flag we raise up every flagpole. . . . It may not always be seen. But its absence will always be felt.

Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church

By J. Leeman, M. Lawrence, T. R. Schreiner | 06.01.2010

Why is biblical theology essential for pastoral ministry? How do you do it? Find out in this roundtable discussion with Michael Lawrence, Tom Schreiner, and Jonathan Leeman.

Good Friday Meditation: A Fitting Crown

By Michael Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: The Gospel | 04.02.2010

In love, God decided that the story of thorns would end at the cross.

Leaving Home, Returning Home

By Michael Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: The Gospel | 04.02.2010

The consequences of Adam and Eve’s rebellion are even more profound than at first appeared.