How to Pastor When Sanctification Becomes IllegalBy Murray Campbell | 02.18.2021
I now live and pastor in a State where, before long, genuine conversion to Christ—and the life of holiness that ensures—may be deemed illegal. So what should I do?
Book Review: Law and Liberty, by R.J. RushdoonyReview by Kevin DeYoung | 10.30.2020
For all the appropriate warnings that can be found in Rushdoony, taken as a whole the good does not outweigh the bad.
Gone and Back Again: My Departure and Return to the Immigrant ChurchBy Jonathan Szeto | 03.27.2020
I grew up in the immigrant church. I left the immigrant church. Now I pastor an immigrant church.
The Increasing Social Cost of ComplementarianismBy Al Mohler | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019
While social pressure builds against complementarian theology, it is incumbent upon us to teach, instruct, and to show the glory of God in his created order.
Is the Slippery Slope Actually Slippery? Egalitarianism and the Open-and-Affirming PositionBy Colin Smothers | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 11.23.2019
So, is there really a slope between embracing egalitarianism and endorsing homosexuality?
How Charles Finney (and other Overly Emotional Preachers) Made It Difficult to Preach the GospelBy Johnny Lithell | 9Marks Journal: The Heart of the Gospel: Penal Substitutionary Atonement | 08.20.2019
How can a church in a secular setting work toward a culture where discussing God’s wrath and substitutionary atonement isn’t frowned upon but celebrated?
How to Talk about Membership on the West CoastBy Kyle Schwahn | 9Marks Journal: Church Membership: Following the Lord Together | 05.07.2019
How should we talk about membership on the West Coast? Let me offer three ways that have proven helpful within our body over the past few years.
Meaningful Membership in a Small, Rural AreaBy Josh Myrick | 9Marks Journal: Church Membership: Following the Lord Together | 05.07.2019
Pastors in rural areas must take into account certain challenges while leading Christ’s bride to experience the joy of meaningful membership.
Why Swedish Churches Need MembershipBy Johnny Lithell | 9Marks Journal: Church Membership: Following the Lord Together | 05.07.2019
I’ve often been asked, in a setting like Sweden, whether church membership is even wise. Won’t it simply turn people away?
Church Membership in an International Church: Challenging Case StudiesBy Caleb Greggsen | 9Marks Journal: Church Membership: Following the Lord Together | 05.07.2019
The normal life for a Christian—even one outside their home country—is committed to a particular group of fellow brothers and sisters
Why Middle Eastern Churches Need MembershipBy Anand Samuel | 9Marks Journal: Church Membership: Following the Lord Together | 05.07.2019
Jesus Christ is committed to his church and publicly identifies with her. So should Christians in the Middle East—and every other part of the world.
Episode 85: On What Can Miserable Christians Sing (with Carl Trueman and Matt Merker)By C. Trueman, J. Leeman, M. Dever, M. Merker | 04.30.2019
If someone walks into your church next Sunday, and they’re miserable from life’s trials and tribulations, what songs will you ask them to sing?
We Need to Help New Converts from Non-Christian Backgrounds Honor Their FamiliesBy Ajith Fernando | 03.28.2019
It’s vital for older Christians to talk often with new Christians, making sure that in following Christ, they haven’t unduly harmed their relationship with their family.
Episode 78: On Pastoring Members in the Workplace (with Sebastian Traeger)By J. Leeman, M. Dever, S. Traeger | 03.05.2019
Pastors, the vast majority of people in your church will spend tens of thousands of hours at work. How will you help them connect the gospel to their work?
Discipling a Generation Who Grew Up with PornBy Allen Duty | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018
Unfortunately, many young people don’t remember a time without unlimited access to pornography.