Conversion in Theological Perspective

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The Beauty of Conversion

By Jared C. Wilson | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

The most important thing about doctrine is not whether it’s ugly or beautiful, but false or true. That said, the true doctrine of Christian conversion is just plain beautiful.

His Arm Is Strong to Save: A Trajectory of Conversion in America

By Owen Strachan | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

How have Christians in different periods understood conversion and, more specifically, the means of conversion?

Conversion and the Story of Israel

By Thomas R. Schreiner | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

The history of Israel reveals that the new creation and the new exodus would not be enjoyed apart from the forgiveness of sins and a circumcised heart.

Conversion in the New Testament

By Thomas R. Schreiner | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

Conversion is foundational and fundamental to the story, since only those who are converted will enjoy the new creation.

Conversion, God, and the Whole Self

By Stephen J. Wellum | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

It is not enough to tip our hat to Jesus; we must experience God’s sovereign and gracious work in our lives . . . to repent and believe the gospel.

The Corporate Component of Conversion

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

The corporate element of conversion must not come first, lest we lose the whole thing. But it must come.

Revival and REvivalism

Book Review: Revival and Revivalism, by Iain Murray

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

I commend it to all present and aspiring church leaders, and to any Christian who likes to ask, “How did we get here?”

Conversion in Pastoral Perspective

Conversion and Your Church’s Architecture

By Jeramie Rinne | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

Despite our building woes, the Holy Spirit had been at work converting people through that gospel ministry. We hadn’t built it, yet they had come.

The Underestimated Pastoral Power of a Proper Doctrine of Conversion

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

What is your task? It’s reminding them that they are Christians.

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How “Belonging before Believing” Redefines the Church

By Michael Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

When we begin to deliberately blur the line, we confuse Christians about what it means to be a follower of Jesus in the first place.

Concepts of Conversion in the Inner City

By Shai Linne | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 03.05.2012

Christianity is often seen as either “grandmom’s religion” or something for drug addicts and the incarcerated when they hit rock bottom.

Testimonies of the Underestimated Gospel

By A. Mohler, C. J. Mahaney, C. Trueman, D. Patrick, D. Platt, G. Gilbert, J. D. Greear, J. Mack Stiles, J. Purswell, J. Piper, K. DeYoung, L. Duncan, M. Dever, M. Chandler, M. Schmucker, M. Lawrence, M. McKinley, P. Williams, R. D. Moore, T. Anyabwile | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

What were the human means and instruments of your conversion?

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Six Ways to Give Your People False Assurance

By Mike McKinley | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

Don’t preach moralism. Ever. Preach the gospel every week. And then, with the indicatives of the gospel firmly in place, preach the imperatives that necessarily follow.

FinallyAlive

Book Review: Finally Alive, by John Piper

Review by Zach Schlegel | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

What does it mean to be born again? What difference does it make for an individual Christian? For a church?

Miscellaneous Book Reviews

Gospel Clarity

Book Review: Gospel Clarity: Challenging the New Perspective on Paul, by Ligon Duncan and William B. Barcley

Review by Nicholas Piotrowski | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

Barcley and Duncan’s work is a valuable contribution to the debate on Paul and the New Perspective.

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40 Questions about Christians and Biblical Law

Review by Nicholas Piotrowski | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

Do you want to interpret the Bible rightly? Comprehend justification? Understand what parts of the law do apply to your life? Then you need to understand the law.

How sermons work

Book Review: How Sermons Work, by David Murray

Review by Aaron Menikoff | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

How Sermon’s Work is slender enough to be used by the untrained and provocative enough to stimulate healthy discussion among more experienced preachers.

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