The Gospel

Good Friday Meditation: A Fitting Crown

By Michael Lawrence | 02.25.2010

Jesus did not claim the throne of Rome or any other empire. No, his claim was over the whole world, the entire creation, and for that only thorns would do.

Third Mark of a Healthy Church MEMBER: Gospel Saturated

By Thabiti Anyabwile | 9Marks Journal: The Gospel | 02.25.2010

So essential is the gospel to the Christian life that we need to be saturated in it in order to be healthy church members.

Brian McLaren and the Gospel of Here & Now

By Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: The Gospel | 02.25.2010

For all his off-the-cuff casualness, McLaren is nothing if not deliberate. He has an agenda, and it’s to reset altogether the church’s understanding of the gospel.

How to Become a Liberal Without Attending Harvard Divinity School

By Michael Lawrence | 02.24.2010

I love my sheep, and I love myself. And it’s those two loves, wrongly focused, that tempt me down a gospel-denying path.

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

The Story of Matt with Matt Chandler

By M. Dever, M. Chandler | 01.01.2010

A note from Mark Dever: “This past August, Matt shared an hour with us to talk about his ministry. In light of what has happened to Matt in recent days (cancer diagnosis), we contacted him about publishing this interview. He said he was very happy for us to present it, and that he was continuing to trust in God for the future. As you listen to this interview, thank God for our brother and pray for him.”

 

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

The New Perspective on Paul with Simon Gathercole and Peter Williams

By M. Dever, P. Williams, S. Gathercole | 09.30.2007

Pauline scholar Simon Gathercole and Cambridge scholar Peter Williams take Mark Dever on a tour of recent trends in New Testament studies.

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

Particular Redemption, The New Perspective, and More with John Piper (and Bruce Ware!)

By B. Ware, J. Piper, M. Dever | 02.28.2007

John Piper offers his thoughts on the New Perspective and other prominent topics today. He also briefly interacts with Bruce Ware on the extent of the atonement.

Salt and Light In the Nation’s Capital: A Pastor’s Perspective

By Michael Lawrence | 07.03.2005

As Christians, we are salt and light when we live as citizens of heaven, when we apply his Word to the responsibilities he has entrusted to steward in the city of man.

Book Review: Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith, by Rob Bell

Review by Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: The Emerging Church | 03.03.2003

Bell’s “questions” are not as innocuous as they first sound. They are the means by which he permits one to disconnect and throw away the springs one doesn’t like.

Book Review: Deep Church: A Third Way Beyond Emerging and Traditional, by Jim Belcher

Review by Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 2) | 03.02.2003

The reunion Belcher is hoping for here is just not going to happen.

Book Review: Evangelism: Doing Justice and Preaching Grace, by Harvie Conn

Review by Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 09.02.2002

For a mature Christian who is thinking through these issues, Conn’s discussion will spark thoughts and will at least begin to chart a course in the right direction.

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

The Gospel and its Implications for the Church with Michael Horton

By M. Dever, M. Horton | 06.18.2002

Dr. Michael S. Horton, fiery author, seminary professor, and editor of Modern Reformation, discusses the importance of the objective Cross-work of Christ over against the emphasis on subjective interpretation common in evangelical circles today.

Book Review: What’s So Amazing About Grace?, by Philip Yancey

Review by Greg Gilbert | 06.02.2002

In the end, Yancey’s conception of grace is inadequate at best.

Book Review: The Nature of the Atonement: Four Views, ed. by James Beilby and Paul Eddy

Review by Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: The Gospel | 03.05.2002

This book discusses the question: “What image or understanding of the atonement does Scripture present as primary?”

Review of Rob Bell’s NOOMA — Part 1

Review by Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: Cooperation | 04.08.2001

Here’s the scoop on the Rob Bell video series storming through youth rooms and sermon series across the country.