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Book Review: When Heaven Invades Earth, by Bill Johnson

Review by David Schrock | 03.01.2017

When Trinity-eroding, Christ-denying, gospel-subverting error is published, we ought not shy away from declaring a teacher or teaching as heretical.

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Book Review: The Pastor as Public Theologian, by Kevin Vanhoozer and Owen Strachan

Review by Jeff Mooney | 02.23.2017

There’s nothing more theological than the practical shepherding of Christ’s people, and there’s nothing more practical than robust theological thinking and speaking to Christ’s people.

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Week #11—What Christians Should Ask of Government: To Tolerate True and False Religion

By Jonathan Leeman | 11.10.2016

In a pagan culture, sexual freedom and abortive freedom is religious freedom.

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Book Review: Biblical Authority after Babel, by Kevin Vanhoozer

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 11.07.2016

I recommend this book to anyone committed to the Reformation, questioning the Reformation, or opposed to the Reformation

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25 Years Ago, “Nine Marks” Was Born

By Mark Dever | 10.28.2016

On October 30, 1991—25 years ago this Sunday—Mark Dever wrote a letter to a church in Massachusetts. They needed a new pastor and wanted to know what they should be looking for. Mark responded with a list of nine must-haves—a list that has since become known as “nine marks of a healthy church.”

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Book Review: Calling on the Name of the Lord: A Biblical Theology of Prayer, by J. Gary Millar

Review by Paul Alexander | 9Marks Journal: The Church Praying | 10.14.2016

Why pray certain things? Because the Bible tells you to from cover to cover. This book will simplify, motivate, and focus your own prayer life.

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6 Reasons to Confess Your Faith Corporately

By Gregg R. Allison | 05.19.2016

These days, it’s hard to find churches with a strong and public commitment to their confessions of faith. That should change.

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Book Review: The Whole Christ, by Sinclair Ferguson

By Paul Alexander | 05.18.2016

This book is an instant classic—historical theology at its best.

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Book Review: Beyond the Local Church, by Sam Metcalf

Review by Ken Caruthers | 03.15.2016

If the thesis of this book is true, then it is entirely possible that the work of 9Marks and other church-strengthening organizations is in vain.

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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 peeked my interest. The author Jason Georges (M. Div., Talbot) spent nine years in Central […]

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Book Review: Defending Substitution: An Essay on Atonement in Paul, by Simon Gathercole

Review by Sam Emadi | 9Marks Journal: Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal | 12.21.2015

With Defending Substitution, Simon Gathercole has given us a compelling, rich, and lucid presentation of substitution in 1 Corinthians 15 and Romans 5.

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Debunking Stupid Statements about the Bible: An Exercise in Biblical Transmission

By Greg Gilbert | 11.09.2015

We can be sure that the Bible we have is comprised of what the New Testament authors actually wrote. And because of this, we are compelled to trust it.

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Re-Thinking Homogeneity: The Biblical Case for Multi-Ethnic Churches

By Aubrey Sequeira | 9Marks Journal: Multi-Ethnic Churches | 09.25.2015

Does the Bible support homogeneity? Or does Scripture set forth a different vision for the local church?

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Book Review: Bloodlines, by John Piper

Review by H. B. Charles | 9Marks Journal: Multi-Ethnic Churches | 09.25.2015

This is a wise, clear, and faithful treatment of racial ethnicity and biblical Christianity that should be read widely.

Racial Reconciliation, the Gospel, and the Church

By Jarvis J. Williams | 9Marks Journal: Multi-Ethnic Churches | 09.25.2015

In order to understand what gospel-grounded racial reconciliation is and what it means for the church, we need a better understanding of race.