Why Should I Join a Church? – Mark Dever (2020)

Mark Dever, Why Should I Join a Church? (Wheaton: Crossway, 2020), 52 pp. One of the most surprising hot topics that emerges among Christians concerns the matter of church membership. It is not unusual to encounter people who have strong opinions that oppose the notion of church membership. Mark Dever’s short book, Why Should IContinue reading “Why Should I Join a Church? – Mark Dever (2020)”

The Affectionate Theology of Richard Sibbes – Mark Dever (2018)

Mark Dever, The Affectionate Theology of Richard Sibbes. Sanford: Reformation Trust Publishing, 2018, 198 pp. $16.00 The Long Line of Godly Men Profiles is a series published by Reformation Trust that has been educating and inspiring Christians for over ten years. Steven Lawson serves as the series editor and oversees this important project. This excellentContinue reading “The Affectionate Theology of Richard Sibbes – Mark Dever (2018)”

PREACH [Theology Meets Practice] – Mark Dever and Greg Gilbert (2012)

Mark Dever and Greg Gilbert love the church of Jesus Christ.  Whenever one of their books is released, it becomes immediately clear that a love for Christ’s church and the gospel are at the very core of each man.  For example, I give a copy of Greg Gilbert’s excellent work, What is the Gospel? to eachContinue reading “PREACH [Theology Meets Practice] – Mark Dever and Greg Gilbert (2012)”

THE CHURCH: THE GOSPEL MADE VISIBLE – Mark Dever (2012)

Over the years, I’ve grown weary reading books that relate to ecclesiology.  Recent works that focus on the church are either driven by pragmatic presuppositions, man-centered principles, or church growth techniques that compromise the essence of the gospel, not to mention the mission of the church.  Mark Dever’s newest book, The Church: The Gospel MadeContinue reading “THE CHURCH: THE GOSPEL MADE VISIBLE – Mark Dever (2012)”