Culture

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

Above All Earthly Powers with David Wells

By D. Wells, M. Dever | 07.31.2007

Mark Dever asks David Wells about going against culture, contextualization, postmodernism, how to do theology as preachers, urban ministry, and more. You’ll want to listen several times.

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

The Gospel and Islam with Thabiti Anyabwile

By M. Dever, T. Anyabwile | 11.30.2006

Pastor and author Thabiti Anyabwile describes the beliefs and history of Islam, his own experience as a Muslim, the contradictions in the Koran, as well as the way for churches to approach evangelism with Muslims, which he calls an amazing, God-given opportunity the church has today.

Salt and Light In the Nation’s Capital: A Pastor’s Perspective

By Michael Lawrence | 07.03.2005

As Christians, we are salt and light when we live as citizens of heaven, when we apply his Word to the responsibilities he has entrusted to steward in the city of man.

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

Modern Church Reform I with Mark Dever

By M. Dever, M. Schmucker | 04.13.2003

Modern Church Reform I with Mark Dever

Book Review: Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith, by Rob Bell

Review by Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: The Emerging Church | 03.03.2003

Bell’s “questions” are not as innocuous as they first sound. They are the means by which he permits one to disconnect and throw away the springs one doesn’t like.

Book Review: Revolution, by George Barna

Review by Greg Gilbert | 03.05.2002

If Barna had ever been a part of a healthy, vibrant local church, perhaps he wouldn’t find it so easy to declare the local church expendable.

Book Review: The Younger Evangelicals, by Robert Webber

Review by Greg Gilbert | 12.02.2001

If younger evangelicals intend to build biblical—and not just postmodern—churches, they must center them on the Word of God.

Book Review: Rethinking the Successful Church, by Samuel Rima

Review by Greg Gilbert | 11.11.2001

There are questions about the very methods of the church growth movement that Rima does not address.

Book Review: Boiling Point, by George Barna

Review by Greg Gilbert | 05.05.2001

Barna’s book certainly has some interesting statistics, and he makes some fascinating predictions—but that’s about it.

Book Review: ChurchNEXT, by Eddie Gibbs

Review by Greg Gilbert | 04.05.2001

Cultural studies cannot determine or shape the primary methods and structures of the church. Those are found in the pages of the Bible.

Book Review: Your Best Life Now, by Joel Osteen

Review by Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Mission | 03.08.2001

If Joel Osteen wants to be the Norman Vincent Peale of the twenty-first century, he has every right to give it a shot. But he should stop marketing his message as Christianity, because it is not.