New 9Marks eJournal: Business for Missions

The latest version of the 9Marks ejournal is up (PDF here).  It’s all about missions, and there is a great deal of material to work through.  I found the following article, “How to Get Businesspeople into Missions”, quite interesting. The article first outlines how many Christians think of missions: “Most churches already understand how they [Read More...]

The Link 5.22.09: Missions as Business, Praise Factory, and Over the Rhine

1. I’ve mentioned Access Partners before, but I want to point you to a moving video that outlines what they do.  Really exciting to see Christians developing new ways to push the gospel. 2. Connie Dever of Capitol Hill Baptist Church has published an exceptional children’s ministry curriculum called Praise Factory.  The website is now [Read More...]

Dude, You’re Not Mark Driscoll, and Other Ways to Find a Pastoral Identity

9Marks just released its new eJournal on helping young pastors. I highly commend it to you–it looks very, very helpful. I had a thought on this topic.  It strikes me that young pastors, which I hope will one day include me, need to emulate our leaders and heroes, but only to a point.  We need [Read More...]

The Week-est Link, September 26, 2008

1. Some suggest that having President Bush, a pro-lifer, in the US presidency, has had no discernible positive effect on the pro-life cause in this country.  Aside from the breathlessly naive way in which this claim overlooks the appointing of two pro-life Supreme Court justices, and the way in which the court’s makeup could lead [Read More...]

Comments on God Delighting in Small (New England) Churches

From Paul Buckley in Methuen, MA (check out his excellent, Christ-exalting blog)– “I pastor a Sovereign Grace Ministries Church in New England, King of Grace Church. Thanks for your encouraging post! Pastoring in New England has been a wonderful adventure of learning to glory in Christ and the precious folks he does give us and [Read More...]

One of the Most Helpful Posts on Guidance I’ve Read: Dever on Subjectivism

Update on 2/21/08: Apparently I linked to the wrong blog yesterday. Thankfully, Mark Dever caught my error and corrected it, as you can see in the comments. I’m pretty sure that this is the first time he’s ever seen this blog, so I’ll have to err more often. I came across a very helpful little [Read More...]

New Series at Said at Southern: Seasons of a Seminarian, Part One

I’m itching to write a number of things this week, but I first want to tell you about a series of articles I’m writing at Said at Southern, the SBTS metablog, about seminary. If you’ve ever wanted a kind of overview of the seminary experience from a student’s perspective, you might find this series interesting. [Read More...]

The Week-est Link, Dec. 21

Okay, so it’s not actually December 21, but I was out of town the past few days taking care of job stuff so I’m giving you my links a couple of days after they were originally scheduled to hit. The “Spiritual ambition” stuff picks back up tomorrow. 1. I highly recommend this strange and at [Read More...]

The Gospel Growth Conference

I’ve mentioned this once before on this blog, but I want to do so again. Matthias Media and 9Marks Ministries are hosting the “Gospel Growth” conference in about a month’s time. If you are interested in going, all you need to do is click on this link and read about the conference. Here is a [Read More...]

New 9Marks Conference on Church Growth

One of my least favorite ecclesiastical ideas is that of church growth. I personally see the very idea of church growth as a pragmatic invention of the twentieth century by which pastors and church leaders focus more on numbers and programs than on individuals and piety. There is very little of the church growth movement [Read More...]


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