Below is an insightful excerpt from Mark Dever, Discipling: How to Help Others Follow Jesus, 9Marks (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2016), 101–3. I bolded the most punchy paragraph and underlined the sentence that made me laugh out loud. So true.
The Leader Kit includes two DVDs, which feature six thoughtful interviews with Mark Dever. Mark is incredibly gifted at speaking off-the-cuff clearly, directly, wisely, and winsomely.
Mark Dever and Greg Gilbert. Preach: Theology Meets Practice. 9Marks. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2012. 212 pp. 27-page sample PDF.
What expositional preach is and is not (pp. 36–38):
Expositional preaching is preaching in which the main point of the biblical text being considered becomes the main point of the sermon being preached. . . . [Read more…] about Preach: Theology Meets Practice
Mark Dever. The Church: The Gospel Made Visible. 9Marks. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2012. 16-page sample PDF.
This book is intended as a popular primer on the doctrine of the church, especially for Baptists but also, in so far as the arguments are convincing, for all of those who see Scripture alone to be the sufficient authority for the doctrine and life of the local church.
The book grew out of a chapter I wrote almost a decade ago on the doctrine of the church. [Note 8: Daniel Akin, ed., A Theology for the Church (Nashville: B&H, 2007); see chap. 13, “The Church,” 766–856.] The volume containing that chapter imposed a certain structure that is retained here. (p. xii) [Read more…] about A Popular Primer on the Church
Leading the speakers’ list is Mark Dever, pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. and author of numerous philosophy of ministry resources like 9 Marks of a Health Church, The Deliberate Church, and Polity. Other speakers include Jeramie Rinne, Garrett Kell, and Shai Linne.
The event begins tomorrow evening and runs through the day Thursday. The cost is just $45 and includes breakfast and lunch Thursday.
If you live in or near the city, I encourage you to attend. The sessions will help you as you consider the place of the local church in your life and growth in Christ.
For more information and to register for the event, check out the workshop’s webpage and the video below:
Update. Online registration is now closed. You can still register at the door.
Quick Tips: How to Find a Good Church
2. Seek counsel from a godly pastor (or from elders).
3. Keep your priorities straight.
- The gospel must be truly affirmed, clearly preached, and faithfully lived out. A serious lack in any of these expressions of the gospel is very dangerous.
- The preaching must be faithful to Scripture, personally challenging, and central to the congregation’s life. You will only grow spiritually where Scripture is treated as the highest authority. [Read more…] about How to Find a Good Church
Mark Dever was the keynote speaker, and he interacted with Dave Doran, Kevin Bauder, and other fundamentalist leaders in two panels:
Kevin Bauder shares his perspective on the conference in “Reflections after the Encounter: Considering the Current Situation of Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism; or, Why I Am Still a Fundamentalist (And How I Am Not).”