Culture

Complementarianism as a Worldview 

By Owen Strachan | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism & the Local Church | 03.19.2015

Complementarianism has explanatory power on a range of major, life-shaping matters. But more than this, it has apologetic power, both in the living of this doctrine, and the speaking.

Book Review: Counter Culture, by David Platt

Review by Al Mohler | 02.26.2015

In this book, David Platt decidedly does not sit down and stay quiet.

Complementarianism and the Next Generation

By Daniel Schreiner | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism & the Local Church | 02.25.2015

Most millennials have never heard of complementarianism. So how do we teach and model it to them well?

Art, Beauty, and Complementarianism

By DW | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism & the Local Church | 02.24.2015

The primeval account of the first man and woman has long inspired artists because the Garden’s themes of God, love, desire, and sin still dominate the drama of men and women today.

Book Review: Oprah: The Gospel of An Icon

Review by Jonathan Baer | 12.15.2014

Oproah can—and does—offer promises of temporal salvation, but it fails to deliver anything of enduring value.

Don’t Give Up Meeting Together

By Michael Kelley | 12.02.2014

In an affluent and relatively free society, safe from persecution based on religious preference, what might keep us from continuing to show up?

Is Christianity in Britain in Terminal Decline?

By Mike Gilbart-Smith | 9Marks Journal: Vanishing Church? | 11.12.2014

It is far too early to sign the church’s death warrant. Therefore, news of its decline have been greatly exaggerated.

Cultural Opposition: Lie Down, Lean In, Lay Low, or Leave

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Vanishing Church? | 11.11.2014

Do we always have to fight to be faithful?

The Vanishing Church? Lessons from “Down Under”

By Phillip Jensen | 9Marks Journal: Vanishing Church? | 11.05.2014

There is an honesty and a holy distinctiveness in being a Christian in Australia today that makes the work of evangelism and the reality of church so much easier.

Thank God for . . . Government?

By Bruce Kent | 9Marks Journal: Vanishing Church? | 11.04.2014

You honor God by paying your taxes. Did you know the IRS could be an agent of your sanctification?

Book(s) Review: Persecuted & The Global War on Christians

Review by Greg Cochran | 9Marks Journal: Vanishing Church? | 11.03.2014

Books like the two reviewed here will help keep Christians aware of the persecution being suffered in the wake of gospel discipleship.

Denominational and Cultural Decline and Pastoral Prayers: An Interview with Mark Dever 

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 9Marks Journal: Vanishing Church? | 11.03.2014

How does talk of denominational decline affect your pastoral prayers?

Contemporary America and a Call to Prayer

By John Piper | 9Marks Journal: Vanishing Church? | 10.31.2014

I appeal to all Christians: Let us move to a new level in our commitment to pray for the outpouring of God’s saving and sanctifying power in our day.

Colonial America and How (Not) to Pray Against Cultural Decline

By Thomas S. Kidd | 9Marks Journal: Vanishing Church? | 10.31.2014

There is an overwhelming sense among Christians in the West that we are not only in a time of cultural decline, but that it is gaining pace. If that’s true, how should Christians pray?

400-Year-Old Lessons from English Baptists and Persecution

By Michael A. G. Haykin | 9Marks Journal: Vanishing Church? | 10.30.2014

May these persevering lives in the midst of persecution and suffering instruct us, as perhaps even now we endure, or are preparing to endure.