Biblical Theology

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.

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.

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?

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

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?

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.

Dear New Seminarian . . . Sincerely, Your Anglican Brother

By Sam Allberry | 04.23.2015

These years in seminary will provide what may be the greatest opportunity to read that you’ll ever get.

Dear New Seminarian . . . Sincerely, Your Baptist Brother

By Matthew J. Hall | 04.22.2015

It seems virtually impossible to single out a handful of books from two millennia of Christian history for you. But you’ll find this sort of list to be commonplace among types like us.

Book Review: God’s Design for Man and Woman, by Andreas and Margaret Köstenberger

Review by David Schrock | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism & the Local Church | 02.23.2015

In the last three decades there has not been a comprehensive and scholarly biblical theology of manhood and womanhood. Until now.

Is The Bible Too Complicated For Those Who Struggle To Read?

By Andy Prime | 01.01.2015

The importance of the perspicuity of the Scriptures is the clarity of the Saviour.

Theology and Pastoral Ministry

By Graham Heslop | 12.10.2014

Pastor, I plead with you: Don’t let your books become decorative and dusty testaments to your theological study. Theological study is not an academic hoop to jump through in order to get into the pastorate, but a vital aspect of any vital pastoral ministry.

Book Review: Making Sense of the Bible, by David Whitehead

Review by Graham Michael | 12.04.2014

This book ultimately falls short of delivering a consistently reliable resource for beginning readers to achieve a balanced grasp of the overall form and content of the Bible.

Book Review: The Community of Jesus, ed. by Christopher Morgan and Kendell Easley

Review by Andy Naselli | 10.30.2014

This book wrestles with the key texts on the people of God throughout Scripture, shrewdly synthesizes the themes, and warmly applies it to God’s people today.

The Good News of the Father’s Conditional Love for the Son

By Jonathan Leeman | 08.28.2014

At the very center of the universe, and the greatest love in the universe, is the divine Father’s conditional love for the divine Son. That should give us hope.

Biblical Theology: Ballast for Preaching (Part 1 of 3)

By D. Helm, J. Miles | 08.27.2014

Our goal in this series of three posts is to introduce tools of biblical theology so that you might put some bulk in your preaching.