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?

Book Review: Dispatches from the Front, by Tim Keesee

Review by Alex Duke | 9Marks Journal: Vanishing Church? | 11.10.2014

Read this book if for no other reason than it puts flesh and bone on our prayers as it illustrates the faithfulness of God in keeping his promises.

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.

The Problem with Evangelistic Programs

By J. Mack Stiles | 10.09.2014

A strict diet of evangelistic programs produces malnourished evangelism.

Book Review: The Missional Quest, by Lance Ford & Brad Brisco

Review by Brian Davis | 09.29.2014

To make the sending aspect of the church her essence is reductionistic.

Book Review: The Rise of the Nones, by James Emery White

Review by Derek Rishmawy | 9Marks Journal: Vanishing Church? | 09.22.2014

How good of an archer would you be if you didn’t know how to recognize a target?

Definitions: Gospel and Persuade

By J. Mack Stiles | 09.19.2014

The gospel is the joyful message from God that leads us to salvation.

How Should We Define Evangelism?

By J. Mack Stiles | 09.05.2014

Evangelism is teaching the gospel with the aim to persuade.

Pastors’ Forum: Evangelism and Discipleship in the Local Church

By A. Duty, D. Furman, E. Bancroft, J. Rinne, J. Smuts, J. Worsley, M. Hoskinson, N. Knight | 09.03.2014

How can a pastor encouarge evangelism and discipleship in the life of the local church?

Mobilizing the Church To Evangelize the College Campus

By Dave Russell | 09.02.2014

We want churches to have an impact on campus, and for the campus to be present in the local church. But how?

Evangelism: Teaching the Gospel with the Aim to Persuade

By J. Mack Stiles | 08.28.2014

Walking an aisle, raising a hand, or even praying a prayer may tell us that evangelism has happened, but such actions are not what evangelism is.

Love the Sojourner: First Steps in Refugee Outreach

By Matt McCullough | 08.26.2014

We want to see our members embrace an evangelistic way of life that trickles into our conversations with each other, how we spend our time, how we pray.

Five Reasons We Don’t Disciple (Part 3)

By Barry Cooper | 08.22.2014

As Western evangelicals, we have become increasingly reliant on courses, programs, techniques, and methodologies to do the work of evangelism and discipleship.

A Faithful Witness Whose Testimony Challenges Muslim Insider Movements

By Ed Roberts | 08.22.2014

The Written Defense of the Rev. Mehdi Dibaj Delivered to the Sari Court of Justice – Sari, Iran December 3, 1993 A born Muslim who decided to follow and serve Jesus and paid the price with his life “In the Holy Name of God who is our life and existence” With all humility I express […]

Transcendence and Immanence in Parenting, Pastoring, Evangelism, and Discipleship

By Jonathan Leeman | 06.12.2014

 1. Transcendence and Immanence in Parenting The topic of parenting isn’t something I choose to think about. It’s something that’s thrust upon me day by day, even minute by minute. Praise God for my 3 young girls. What a gift! Lots of good Reformed literature on parenting has been teaching me about training my children. But here’s something which some of […]