The Story of John Calvin and Martin BucerBy Geoff Chang | 10.12.2018
Through his friendship with Martin Bucer, Calvin learned not only how to be a better pastor, but he also grew as a Christian in patience and humility.
Book Review: James Robinson Graves—Staking the Boundaries of Baptist Identity, by James A. PattersonReview by Caleb Greggsen | 09.21.2018
This book provides a cautionary tale for everyone committed to teaching and promoting sound Baptist polity as the polity most faithful to Scripture.
Book Review: No Quick Fix, by Andy NaselliReview by Justin Harris | 09.17.2018
This book expertly exposes the dangers and errors of “higher life” theology.
Book Review: The Essential Jonathan Edwards, by Owen Strachan and Douglas A. SweeneyReview by Nate Pickowicz | 07.02.2018
Whether you’re new to Edwards or have long trusted him as a faithful friend, this volume will undoubtedly serve as a welcome companion.
Episode 55: On the Ministry of Good Christian BooksBy J. Leeman, M. Dever | 06.05.2018
Good books help us follow Jesus.
C. S. Lewis on Corporate WorshipBy Joe Rigney | 05.29.2018
Over time, C. S. Lewis came to see the dangers in both individualism and collectivism in Christian worship. More importantly, he came to see how the church is the antidote to both.
Book Review—J. C. Ryle: Prepared to Stand Alone, by Iain MurrayReview by Nate Pickowicz | 05.16.2018
Famously known as “the man of granite with the heart of a child,” JC Ryle stands out as a towering example of Christian fortitude and pastoral excellence.
Episode 51: On How the Reformation Changed Sunday Gatherings (with Jonathan Gibson)By J. Gibson, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 05.08.2018
Through the liturgies of the Reformation, evangelical doctrine was as much caught in public worship as it was taught in published writings.
Just A Spoonful Of WilberforceBy Jonathan Worsley | 9Marks Journal: Church Life: Our True Political Witness | 04.17.2018
We should tell the stories of successful Christian social advocates. But we should also tell the “unsuccessful” stories too, and explain how so many “unsuccessful” heroes pleased God through their faithfulness.
What One Baptist Association from 1707 Can Teach Churches in 2018By Jeff Robinson | 03.12.2018
Nowadays, local denominational associations are passé. But it wasn’t always that way.
How Charles Spurgeon Pastored Fellow Suffering ChristiansBy Michael Reeves | 03.08.2018
When pastoring the suffering and depressed, Spurgeon seemed most often to have focused people on Christ crucified as the Man of Sorrows.
Book Review—The Whole Church Sings: Congregational Singing in Luther’s Wittenberg, by Robin LeaverReview by Carl Trueman | 03.05.2018
Of all the Reformers, Luther knew the ways in which Christianity struck deep emotional chords in the heart of the believer. But this meant he paid more attention, not less, to the words and the appropriateness of the music.
5 Ways Spurgeon’s Metropolitan Tabernacle Cultivated Meaningful MembershipBy Geoff Chang | 02.26.2018
The goal is for every church to be faithful—in doctrinal purity, in guarding the membership, in active gospel ministry. In this, Spurgeon and the Metropolitan Tabernacle remain a model for pastors and churches today.
Book Review: Duties of Christian Fellowship, by John OwenReview by Drew Cunningham | 02.22.2018
How do we know what makes a healthy church? Thankfully, we’re not the first generation of Christians to wrestle with this question.
Episode 39: On “Mere Christianity”By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.13.2018
Is “mere Christianity”—the conviction that we should focus on only what’s essential to being a Christian—really the path toward true Christian unity? Does it guard the gospel over time?