The following articles, essays, and statements provide much needed clarity and biblical wisdom as they address various issues relating to Scripture, culture, ethics, politics, and church life.

In addition to our church’s own statements regarding various biblical, theological, and cultural issues, this is a list of articles and essays written by other pastors, churches, and biblical scholars. This list is not meant to be exhaustive, but simply addresses specific issues pertinent to our cultural environment and local ministry context.

Life in the Local Church

  • How to Build Up Your Church: A Guidebook for Members
    Church membership isn’t simply a status you receive, or a club you join, but an “office” you step into.This edition of the 9Marks Journal is filled with articles explaining how Christians can do their “job” of building up their local church.
  • News as Spiritual Deformation
  • A convicting and important look at the news we consume, how it shapes us, how it inoculates us against actual engagement with real people, and what we can do about it.

Ethics and Culture