Biblical Theology

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Book Review: Apostolicity, by John G. Flett

Review by Guy Prentiss Waters | 04.17.2017

For centuries, Christians across generations have confessed they believe in “one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.” Though these words professedly unite the church, there are profound disagreements concerning their meaning.

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Can a Single Person Fully Image God?

By Stephen J. Wellum | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Singles | 03.20.2017

Human marriage is vitally important, but it’s not permanent nor is it the only place where humans fully image God.

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Can Christians Marry Non-Christians?: A Biblical Theology

By Mike Gilbart-Smith | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Singles | 03.13.2017

When you’re married to a non-Christian, you sing: “I want this song to be about Jesus,” while your spouse sings, “It’s just you and me.” There can be no ultimate harmony.

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Book Review: Biblical Authority after Babel, by Kevin Vanhoozer

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 11.07.2016

I recommend this book to anyone committed to the Reformation, questioning the Reformation, or opposed to the Reformation

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25 Years Ago, “Nine Marks” Was Born

By Mark Dever | 10.28.2016

On October 30, 1991—25 years ago this Sunday—Mark Dever wrote a letter to a church in Massachusetts. They needed a new pastor and wanted to know what they should be looking for. Mark responded with a list of nine must-haves—a list that has since become known as “nine marks of a healthy church.”

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Book Review: Calling on the Name of the Lord: A Biblical Theology of Prayer, by J. Gary Millar

Review by Paul Alexander | 9Marks Journal: The Church Praying | 10.14.2016

Why pray certain things? Because the Bible tells you to from cover to cover. This book will simplify, motivate, and focus your own prayer life.

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Week #7—What Christians Should Ask of Government: To Establish Peace

By Jonathan Leeman | 10.13.2016

Government renders judgment to establish peace, order, and prosperity so that the church might do what God calls it to do.

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6 Reasons to Confess Your Faith Corporately

By Gregg R. Allison | 05.19.2016

These days, it’s hard to find churches with a strong and public commitment to their confessions of faith. That should change.

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Book Review: The Whole Christ, by Sinclair Ferguson

By Paul Alexander | 05.18.2016

This book is an instant classic—historical theology at its best.

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Book Review: Beyond the Local Church, by Sam Metcalf

Review by Ken Caruthers | 03.15.2016

If the thesis of this book is true, then it is entirely possible that the work of 9Marks and other church-strengthening organizations is in vain.

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Debunking Stupid Statements about the Bible: An Exercise in Biblical Transmission

By Greg Gilbert | 11.09.2015

We can be sure that the Bible we have is comprised of what the New Testament authors actually wrote. And because of this, we are compelled to trust it.

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Re-Thinking Homogeneity: The Biblical Case for Multi-Ethnic Churches

By Aubrey Sequeira | 9Marks Journal: Multi-Ethnic Churches | 09.25.2015

Does the Bible support homogeneity? Or does Scripture set forth a different vision for the local church?

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Book Review: Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism, by Tim Keller

Review by Robert Kinney | 08.28.2015

This volume is worth reading for its clear and convincing exhortations to be more culturally literate in our preaching and teaching ministries

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Book Review: The Art of Prophesying, by William Perkins

Review by Andrew Ballitch | 9Marks Journal: Expositional Preaching | 06.18.2015

Why should pastors today read The Art of Prophesying, a nearly 500-year-old book about preaching?

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What’s Your Point? 5 Suggestions for Clearer Sermons

By Robert Kinney | 9Marks Journal: Expositional Preaching | 06.09.2015

The best sermons bring the weight of the text to bear on the hearts and minds of the people.