In a pagan culture, sexual freedom and abortive freedom is religious freedom.
On October 30, 1991—25 years ago this Sunday—Mark Dever wrote a letter to a church in Massachusetts. They needed a new pastor and wanted to know what they should be looking for. Mark responded with a list of nine must-haves—a list that has since become known as “nine marks of a healthy church.”
In contrast to current faddish pragmatic strategies devoid of ecclesiology, these 19th-century missionaries articulated a biblical and holistic understanding of the missionary life and ministry.
Let’s ensure that missionaries who leave quickly fall under the authority of a Christ-governed healthy church wherever they are.
The goal of contextualization is not comfort, but clarity.
Grant Gaines reflects on the Pastor’s Conference at the Southern Baptist Convention.
Is the point of all this to say that some of you should leave your churches? Kind of. Some should go to help struggling churches. Some should plant new ones. Some should go overseas. And some should stay.
Far too often, we engage in apologetics to win arguments rather than to win hearts. This book corrects that wrong impulse.
Christians should be persuasive, and with his new book Fool’s Talk, Os Guinness offers a comprehensive presentation of the art and power of creative and distinctly Christian persuasion.
How should this desire to be persuasive affect our evangelism? Does God expect us to know the answers to every question? And how can we do this while remaining humble, recognizing that salvation is all of grace?
For our most recent 9Marks interview, Mark Dever sits down with Guinness to talk with him about these questions and more. We hope you’ll find it useful.
Evangelism is hard. This book should help.
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 title 3D Gospel: Ministry in Guilt, Shame and Fear Cultures piqued my interest. The author Jayson Georges (M. Div., Talbot) spent nine years in Central […]
Here is a collection of several brief book reviews on the Christian church in China through the centuries.
The missionary “calling” is not about us going so much as it is about us following in the bright wake of our risen King.
2.8 billion people have little to no access to the gospel. What can we do about it, starting tomorrow?