This is one in a series called 9Marks books associated with Mark Dever and others. Though I am interested in church planting, this is not my kind of book. McKinley writes from a personal, casual style as if you were reading a blog or, worse, a twitter. The progression of the book is his story of going to the Washington DC area to revitalize an old church. It only covers the first few years and the author admits the story could change at any time. There are some good lessons to be learned and common sense things that a church planter or new pastor will experience. McKinley was sponsored by Mark Dever’s church, Capital Hill Baptist Church. McKinley often plugs the Sovereign Grace Ministries. His Reformed theology (a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary) is evident in the church polity which he (and Dever) pressed upon the older church.
Who Needs The Local Church?July 2, 2017
This is a day of convenience, quick on-line shopping, and instant everything. It is almost possible for a person to live one’s whole life without leaving the house. If someone can arrange to work from home, the rest is easy. You can do all of your banking online, shop for almost anything and have it […]
Local Churches and Their PastorsOctober 29, 2016
The month of October afforded me a number of opportunities to fellowship with local church pastors from various states and even countries. Though I have written on the local church a lot this year, I want to relate the blessing that I received from my fellowship with these men and also to enhance our appreciation […]
The Local Church of RevelationOctober 1, 2016
All conservative scholars agree that Revelation is the last book to be added to the canon of sixty six inspired books and that the apostle John is the author. John is given his three-fold division of the book as, “the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall […]