Mailbag #73: Dealing with Cultural Commands in 1 Corinthians 11 . . . Must All Elders Be Teachers?By J. Leeman, T. R. Schreiner | 02.23.2018
— How should we interpret the passages in 1 Corinthians 11 about women cutting their hair? — Should teaching be the primary function of every pastor/elder?
Book Review: Immeasurable, by Skye JethaniBy Aaron Menikoff | 02.12.2018
This book offers a thoughtful pushback against the pragmatic ministry mindset.
A Word of Empathy, Warning, and Counsel for “Narrow” ComplementariansBy Jonathan Leeman | 02.08.2018
I might disagree with Piper on women teaching in seminaries, but before I scream “Injustice!” I should recognize that this is a jagged-line issue, and he can make a different yet still reasonable judgment than me.
Should You Excommunicate Someone Who Joins an “Open & Affirming” Congregation?By Andy Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline: Medicine for the Body | 01.09.2018
Should churches excommunicate someone who joins an “open and affirming” congregation?
Mailbag #69: How Do I Know When It’s Time to Step Down? . . . The Wisdom of Having a Lay Elder in PoliticsBy B. Johnson, J. Leeman | 12.01.2017
— Ministry is a roller coaster. How do I know if I should step down? — How does a church navigate having a lay elder whose vocation is in politics??
Book Review—Technicolor: Inspiring Your Church to Embrace Multicultural Ministry, by Mark HearnReview by Joel Kurz | 11.20.2017
While there are a few weaknesses, this book offers a unique and much-needed contribution to American evangelicalism, especially as demographics change.
Pastoring a Rural Church Isn’t a “Lesser” MinistryBy Cheston Pickard | 11.13.2017
Whether we’re called to Farmington, Missouri or Washington, D.C, our goal is to help people do two things: understand the Bible and follow Jesus.
Mailbag #67: What Should Members Vote On (And How) . . . Responding to Members’ Foolish Social Media PostsBy Jonathan Leeman | 11.03.2017
— What are considered “important matters” for members to vote on—and how do you practically carry out the voting process? — How should I respond to a church member’s foolish use of social media?
4 Reasons Churches Don’t Practice Church DisciplineBy Jeremy Kimble | 11.02.2017
Despite what some people think, church discipline isn’t an unloving, invasive act, perpetrated by wicked people.
Mailbag #64: How to Honor Exasperating Parents; Responding to an Excommunicated MemberBy Jonathan Leeman | 10.13.2017
— How should adult children respond to the unrealistic demands of their parents? — An excommunicated member continues to come and participate in the Lord’s Supper. What should we do?
Book Review: Uncomfortable, by Brett McCrackenReview by Shane Williamson | 10.05.2017
This book’s ecclesial-shaped Christianity is utterly necessary for the church today.
Christians Should Be Motivated to Minister to Homeless PeopleBy Matthew Spandler-Davison | 08.14.2017
Homelessness is always a crisis. But merciful, compassionate, and loving Christians can’t only and always walk the other way.
There Are Souls to Be Saved: How Can We Rest?By David Murray | 07.24.2017
The theological root of so much burnout is a failure to believe in the sovereignty of God. We simply don’t trust God to do the work that only he can do.
Book Review: Conscience, by Andy Naselli & J. D. CrowleyReview by Paul Alexander | 07.12.2017
You should probably read this book, too. But of course, that’s a matter for you to take up with your own conscience.
Audio Interviews: 9Marks at 9 with ERLC; 9Marks at 9 with Mohler, Akin, and CharlesBy A. Mohler, D. Akin, H. B. Charles, J. Leeman, M. Dever, P. Bethancourt, R. D. Moore | 06.23.2017
Audio from two recent 9Marks events at 2017’s Southern Baptist Convention.