Culture

Delighting in Authority: How to Create a Culture of Happy Complementarians

By Whitney Woollard | 9Marks Journal: Authority: God's Good and Dangerous Gift | 09.30.2016

It’s time for the church to create space in its local assemblies for strong females who happily affirm authority while advocating for more opportunities for women to flourish according to their gifts and qualification.

Views of Authority from around the World

By J. Fang, M. Gilbart-Smith, R. Hsu, T. J. Santos Filho | 9Marks Journal: Authority: God's Good and Dangerous Gift | 09.30.2016

We asked three pastors to reflect on how the people of their nation—Brazil, Great Britain, and China—tend to respond to exercised authority.

Week 5—What Christians Should Do For Government: Engage with “Convictional Kindness”

By J. Leeman, N. Rodriguez | 09.26.2016

The truce between evangelical and Enlightenment thinking seems to be coming to an end. What does that mean for how a Christian engages in the public square?

Week 4—What Christians Should Do For Government: Be the Church Apart

By Jonathan Leeman | 09.20.2016

How should we as individual Christians and church members relate to the public square?

Week 3—What Christians Should Do For Government: Be the Church Together

By Jonathan Leeman | 09.14.2016

The most important thing for the church to do politically is to be the church.

Week 2—What Christians Should Do For Government: Obey Scripture, Get Wisdom

By Jonathan Leeman | 09.07.2016

The question we’re interested in today is, how should we use the Bible in politics?

Week 1—What Christians Should Do For Government: Love Your Nation, People, or Tribe

By Jonathan Leeman | 08.30.2016

What does “rendering to Caesar what is Caesar’s” mean in a twenty-first century, democratic context?

12 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Posting Something Online

By Mark Dever | 08.29.2016

Remember, you will give an account for every word you type (Mt 12:36). Does saying things at a “safe distance” from people tempt us to say things we wouldn’t say to their face?

A Pastoral Response to Millennial Autonomy

By Kevin McKay | 9Marks Journal: Authority: God's Good and Dangerous Gift | 08.15.2016

The church gives millennials the joys of intimate relationship and meaning, but not in ways most might naturally think.

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

God, Politics, and Other Easy Topics—A Conversation with Russell Moore and Mark Dever

By J. Leeman, M. Dever, P. Bethancourt, R. D. Moore | 07.18.2016

Russell Moore and Mark Dever sit down at this year’s SBC to chat about God, Politics, and Other Easy Topics.

Praying as a Church for the World and Your City 

By Phil Ryken | 9Marks Journal: The Church Praying | 06.21.2016

If God rules over kingdoms, then kingdoms are our concern, and we should discipline ourselves to pray both for the world in general and our cities in particular.

Book Review: Messy Grace, by Caleb Kaltenbach

Review by Jackie Hill-Perry | 04.11.2016

Messy Grace was a deeply encouraging, inspiring, and convicting read.

How Our Church Has Found a Marriage Policy to be Useful

By Nick Gatzke | 9Marks Journal: Confessions, Covenants, and Constitutions: How to Organize Your Church | 03.09.2016

In the life of a church, we create policies to help guide us to practices that help our people. May our marriage policies do just that.

Book Review: Openness Unhindered, by Rosaria Butterfield

Review by Mike Christ | 01.13.2016

To those in our churches tempted by same-sex attraction, we must say more than “Just stop it!” and “It’s wrong.”

Book Review: The 3-D Gospel: Ministry in Guilt, Shame, and Fear Cultures, by Jason Georges

Review by Jeremy Yong | 9Marks Journal: Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal | 12.21.2015

Jason Georges, The 3-D Gospel: Ministry in Guilt, Shame, and Fear Culture. 3D Gospel, 2014, 82 pages. $8.99.   I am a pastor who grew up in an honor-shame culture, so the … keep reading…