Pentecost: An Earthquake with Ongoing TremorsBy Sinclair Ferguson | 9Marks Journal: Pursuing Revival While Avoiding Revivalism | 06.14.2022
We might say that revival is the unstopping of the pent-up energies of the Spirit of God breaking down the dams which have been erected against his convicting and converting ministry in whole communities of individuals, as happened at Pentecost and in the “awakenings” which have followed.
Forgotten, Real Revivals of the Second Great AwakeningBy Mark Rogers | 9Marks Journal: Pursuing Revival While Avoiding Revivalism | 06.14.2022
By naming the entire Second Great Awakening a result of man-made revivalism, we fail to recognize many examples of true revival between 1798 and 1820 that we can rejoice in and learn from.
Deuteronomy 7–8: On God’s Love, Our Security, and Turtles All the Way Down (Bible Talk, Ep. 57)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 06.01.2022
Why did God choose Israel? How might the answer to that question change everything, even for us a few thousand years later?
Book Review: Truth or Territory, by Jim OsmanReview by Caleb Morell | 05.19.2022
What is “strategic-level spiritual warfare,” and how is it making inroads in missions and local churches today?
Deuteronomy 5–6: On “Fam Deevs,” Mar Duke, and the Shema (Bible Talk, Ep. 56)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 05.18.2022
We have arrived at one of Scripture’s most well-known passages, the Shema: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.”
Deuteronomy 4: On the Heart of the Old Testament, “Seeing” with Our Ears, and a Healthy, Protestant Suspicion of Sensory Overload (Bible Talk, Ep. 55)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 05.13.2022
In Deuteronomy 4, the Lord through Moses gives us “expositional history.” He explains to them why God’s character and faithfulness to them in the past should motivate their present obedience.
Book Review: Let Us Worship God, by Derek ThomasReview by Scott Joseph | 05.05.2022
“Let Us Worship God” helps the reader gain new insights into aspects of corporate worship and to appreciate the massive common ground enjoyed by paedo-baptists and credo-baptists in the broadly Reformed tradition.
On Preaching Discourse | Preachers Talk, Ep. 39By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 05.05.2022
Most preachers are trained to preach discourse. What are the challenges to preaching the most well known parts of the Bible? How can we do it well? Dave, Ed, and Jeremy answer these questions and more.
Deuteronomy 1–3: On Moses’ Final Words on the Cusp of the Cusp of the Promised Land (Bible Talk, Ep. 54)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 04.27.2022
We’ve finally arrived at the last book of the Torah. In this episode of Bible Talk, Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about Deuteronomy 1–3, as the people of Israel are at the cusp of the cusp of the Promised Land.
On Preaching Hard Texts | Preachers Talk, Ep. 38By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 04.07.2022
Sometimes, preachers have to preach hard texts—not “hard” in the sense of challenging to interpret, but in the sense that they’ll challenging for our context. Jeremy, Dave, and Ed talk about how to preach these texts faithfully.
Do 9Marks Churches Foster Expressive Individualism?By Ben Wright | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022
Few demographic tribes are more likely to “amen!” a critique of attractional church methodology than 9Marks readers. But are we guilty of cultivating individualism, too?
Preaching in the Age of Expressive Individualism: Telling the Story of Our New IdentityBy Michael Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022
Preach the Word. Apply it to your people’s lives. Tell them who they are in Christ. Remind them where they are in his story. The Word will do the rest.
Numbers 22–23: On Balak’s Ominous Cough, Balaam’s Greedy Perseverance, and the Beleaguered People of God (Bible Talk, Episode 50)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 02.23.2022
The story of Balaam and Balak raises an all-important question: “What will win out—the might of Moab or the promises of God?”
Numbers 17–19: On Warrior-Priests, Heifer Ashes, and Aaron’s Almond Joy (Bible Talk, Ep. 48)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 02.09.2022
In Numbers 17–19, Moses makes it clear that these people need an appointed priest to stand between them and the holiness of God.
On Preaching Narrative | Preachers Talk, Ep. 35By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 02.03.2022
Everyone love stories. The Bible is full of stories. In this episode of Preachers Talk, Jeremy Meeks chats with Dave Helm and Ed Copeland about how to preach the Bible’s narratives well.