Pastoring

The Flesh Is Weak: Pastoral Reflections on Self-Control

By Aaron Menikoff | 11.16.2017

“Just Do It” may be a great slogan for the world’s largest manufacturer of sportswear, but it’s a horrible motto for the Christian life.

Pastoring a Rural Church Isn’t a “Lesser” Ministry

By Cheston Pickard | 11.13.2017

Whether we’re called to Farmington, Missouri or Washington, D.C, our goal is to help people do two things: understand the Bible and follow Jesus.

Book Review: Seven Leaders, by Iain Murray

Review by Max Benfer | 11.09.2017

This is a book about men of conviction, not men of convenience.

Episode 23: On Polity and Discipleship

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 10.17.2017

Does church order really have anything to do with discipleship? Isn’t one polity—presbyterian, congregational, etc.—just as good as another?

Episode 20: On the Reformation

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 9Marks Journal: The Reformation and Your Church | 09.26.2017

Jonathan Leeman interviews Mark Dever on the Reformation and its usefulness for Christians today

The Sunday Before the 95 Theses

By Stephen Nichols | 9Marks Journal: The Reformation and Your Church | 09.26.2017

I hear there is a friar in the town of Wittenberg, a Brother Martin. Maybe he will help us.

Connecting the Church and the Gospel: A Reformation Perspective

By Michael Horton | 9Marks Journal: The Reformation and Your Church | 09.26.2017

Despite varying emphases of different traditions, the ecclesiological presuppositions of the Reformation reflect distinct convictions concerning the gospel message.

Should Pastors Today Care about the Reformation?

By D. A. Carson | 9Marks Journal: The Reformation and Your Church | 09.26.2017

Pastors devoted to their ministry have so many things to do. So why should they care about the Reformation?

Martin Luther: Reformer of Pastoral Counseling

By Bob Kellemen | 9Marks Journal: The Reformation and Your Church | 09.26.2017

Luther the pastor and shepherd inspired Luther the reformer.

What Your Church Members Should Know About the Reformation

By Shawn Wright | 9Marks Journal: The Reformation and Your Church | 09.26.2017

A brief overview of important, Reformation-related people and events.

Two Views on Church Authority: Protestant vs. Roman Catholic

By Gregg R. Allison | 9Marks Journal: The Reformation and Your Church | 09.26.2017

Think of a three-legged stool. Now imaginatively label one of those legs “Scripture,” label the second leg “Tradition,” and label the third leg “Magisterium.”

Four Ways the Reformation Changed Church History

By Alex Duke | 9Marks Journal: The Reformation and Your Church | 09.26.2017

Luther and his fellow Protestant reformers changed the course of church history. How so? Let me name four.

Five Lessons after 30 Years of Pastoring in Zambia

By Conrad Mbewe | 09.20.2017

I have neither felt underutilized nor overburdened. I am neither bored nor burnt-out. I am only grateful.

Don’t Speak Up: On the Spiritual Discipline of Silence

By Mark Dever | 09.15.2017

Jesus teaches in Matthew 7:6 that loving others involves exercising discernment. And sometimes discernment results in prayerful silence.

A Conversation about Missions with Andy Johnson

By A. Duke, A. Johnson | 09.13.2017

Our editorial manager Alex Duke sat down with author Andy Johnson to talk about his new book Missions and the importance of being intentional in our missionary endeavors.