Evangelism

4 Lessons We Should Learn from 19th-Century Missionaries

By Travis L. Myers | 10.25.2016

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.

On the Authority of a Sending Church

By Ken Caruthers | 9Marks Journal: Authority: God's Good and Dangerous Gift | 09.30.2016

Let’s ensure that missionaries who leave quickly fall under the authority of a Christ-governed healthy church wherever they are.

Four Biblical Foundations for Contextualization

By Zane Pratt | 07.18.2016

The goal of contextualization is not comfort, but clarity.

Reflections on SBC Pastors’ Conference, Monday, June 13, 2016

By Grant Gaines | 06.14.2016

Grant Gaines reflects on the Pastor’s Conference at the Southern Baptist Convention.

Should You Stay or Go?

By Mark Dever | 04.26.2016

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.

Book Review: Fool’s Talk, by Os Guinness

Review by Erik Raymond | 03.29.2016

Far too often, we engage in apologetics to win arguments rather than to win hearts. This book corrects that wrong impulse.

Lessons for Fools: Mark Dever Asks Os Guinness about His New Evangelism Book

By M. Dever, O. Guinness | 03.08.2016

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.

Book Review: Honest Evangelism, by Rico Tice

Review by Austin Suter | 02.04.2016

Evangelism is hard. This book should help.

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 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 […]

A Collection of Book Reviews on the Church in China

Review by Eric Beach | 9Marks Journal: Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal | 12.21.2015

Here is a collection of several brief book reviews on the Christian church in China through the centuries.

A Cross-Shaped Calling

By Tim Keesee | 9Marks Journal: Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal | 12.21.2015

The missionary “calling” is not about us going so much as it is about us following in the bright wake of our risen King.

5 Ways Your Church Can Get Involved in Global Missions Starting Tomorrow

By D. Platt, P. Akin | 9Marks Journal: Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal | 12.21.2015

2.8 billion people have little to no access to the gospel. What can we do about it, starting tomorrow?

4 Practices of a Great Commission Church

By Mark Dever | 9Marks Journal: Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal | 12.21.2015

Too often, a grotesque competitiveness marks evangelical churches. But a Great Commission church does not compete with other gospel-preaching churches.

What Would Happen if You Sent Your Best?

By Steve Jennings | 9Marks Journal: Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal | 12.21.2015

Sending your best people means new and healthy churches will be planted, and your congregation will mature.

Stop Sending Missionaries: Why More Isn’t Always Better

By Steve Jennings | 9Marks Journal: Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal | 12.18.2015

The workers are few, and the harvest is great. But that does not mean just any and all workers will do.