Book Review: Gracism: The Art of Inclusion, by David A. Anderson

Review by Ken Jones | 9Marks Journal: Family & Parenting | 03.02.2010

The term “gracism” sounds a great deal like affirmative action with a biblical twist. I think the tried and proven biblical standard and terms are sufficient for the task.

Book Review: The Rabbit and the Elephant: Why Small Is the New Big for Today’s Church, by Tony Dale and George Barna

Review by Aaron Menikoff | 9Marks Journal: A New Evangelical Liberalism | 03.01.2010

Though The Rabbit and the Elephant is about the church, there is little explanation of what the church is beyond a series of interconnected relationships.

The Real Scandal of the Evangelical Mind

By Carl Trueman | 9Marks Journal: A New Evangelical Liberalism | 03.01.2010

The day is coming when the cultural intellectual elites of evangelicalism—the institutions and the individuals—will face a tough decision.

Pastors’ and Theologians’ Forum on the Emerging Church

By Forum | 9Marks Journal: The Emerging Church | 03.01.2010

What do you hope will ultimately emerge from the emerging church conversation for evangelicals?

What is wrong with the therapeutic approach to counseling?

By David Powlison | 03.01.2010

The essential logic of the therapeutic gospel is this: your personal problems arise from being acted upon.

Contemporary or Traditional Music: Which is Right?

By Vell Rives | 03.01.2010

Let us limit our discussion to congregational singing. Some concepts can be applied to choral singing as well. However, for the sake of brevity, we will ignore entirely the issues of solo and instrumental music.

The Greatest Danger Facing the Church

By Jim Hamilton | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Mission | 03.01.2010

In our day, the greatest danger facing the church may well come from well-meaning pastors.

What in the World is the Missional Church?

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Mission | 03.01.2010

The basic premise of the missional church is that “missions” is not simply one of the functions or programs of a church. It constitutes the very essence or nature of the church.

One of the Dirtiest Words Today: C——–n

By Brad Wheeler | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology | 03.01.2010

My analogy didn’t have the intended effect, or perhaps it did, for he quickly retorted, “You’re not actually trying to convert people, are you?”

Satanism, Starbucks, and Other Gospel Challengers

By David Wells | 9Marks Journal: The Gospel | 03.01.2010

What we should be doing, however, is looking at the culture—whether high or low—and asking the question, “At what points is this antithetical to the Word of God?”

Loving Questions for Pastors of Seeker-Sensitive Churches #4

By Aaron Menikoff | 03.01.2010

Will the seeker-sensitive model ultimately be unable to keep up with the culture?

Loving Questions for Pastors of Seeker-Sensitive Churches

By Aaron Menikoff | 03.01.2010

Does God leave churches to decide how to conduct their own worship services?

Pastors’ and Theologians’ Forum on Church and Culture

By Forum | 9Marks Journal: Church & Culture | 03.01.2010

Does Scripture call the local church to the work of cultural transformation?

Putting Contextualization in its Place

By Anonymous | 9Marks Journal: Missions | 02.26.2010

Every Christian alive today is actively involved in contextualization.

Five Steps for Racial Reconciliation on Sunday at 11 a.m.*

By D. A. Carson | 9Marks Journal: Race and Ethnicity | 02.26.2010

It has been argued that in America the most segregated hour of the week is 11:00 a.m. on Sunday morning.