Doctrine

Confessing the Faith: The Place of Confessions in Church Life

By K. Soltau, M. Short | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.24.2021

So in 2021, in a largely unchurched and post-Christian European country, why make confessions a regular rhythm in church life?

Editor’s Note: Defending Sound Doctrine Against the Deconstruction of American Evangelicalism

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021

Jonathan Leeman reflects on the recent and popular project of „deconstructing“ evangelicalism.

Jesus Cared About Doctrine

By Samuel Parkison | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021

When we pit doctrine against devotion to Christ, we pit Christ against himself.

A Call to Sound Doctrine: The Pastor’s Job Description

By Paul Tautges | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021

If we’re committed to biblical shepherding, we must take doctrine seriously, since the ongoing spiritual health and growth of our disciples depends upon it.

What the Doctrine of Justification Means for Facebook Fights Among Church Members?

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021

What does sola fide have to do with Facebook squabbles?

What the Doctrine of Man Means for Your Accountability Group

By Caleb Greggsen | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021

The usefulness of accountability relationships depends on whether or not you allow the Bible’s instruction about people to inform how you think about such groups.

Protect Sound Doctrine

By Jaime Owens | 9Marks Journal: How to Build Up Your Church: A Guidebook for Members | 03.30.2021

So, how can we protect sound doctrine? First and foremost, by filling our church with it. God’s truth is never as vulnerable as when it’s rarely received.

Finding the Right Hills to Die On, by Gavin Ortlund

Review by Caleb Greggsen | 05.21.2020

As you teach your congregation to care deeply about what the Bible says, you also need to teach them how to live with those who think the Bible teaches something different than what they believe.