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Responding to the perennial temptation to “tame” the message about Jesus, eight prominent church leaders, including John Piper, John MacArthur, Al Mohler, and R. C. Sproul, challenge Christians to hold fast to the faith by emphasizing the importance of maintaining a pure and unadulterated view of the gospel.

Looking back at the New Testament and the church fathers and forward to the church’s continued mission of faithful biblical preaching and effective cultural engagement, the contributors draw on their extensive ministry experience to offer us a thoughtful plea for safeguarding the message of the gospel in the midst of our pluralistic world.

Part of the Together for the Gospel series. 


Mark Dever

Mark Dever (PhD, Cambridge University) is the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC, and president of 9Marks ( Dever has authored over a dozen books and speaks at conferences nationwide. He lives in Washington, DC, with his wife, Connie, and they have two adult children.

Ligon Duncan

Ligon Duncan (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is  chancellor, CEO, and John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary. He previously served as the senior minister of the historic First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Mississippi, for seventeen years. He is a cofounder of Together for the Gospel, a senior fellow of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, and was the president of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals from 2004–2012. Duncan has edited, written, or contributed to numerous books. He and his wife, Anne, have two children and live in Jackson, Mississippi.

R. Albert Mohler Jr.
R. Albert Mohler Jr. (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) serves as the ninth president and the Joseph Emerson Brown Professor of Christian Theology of Southern Seminary. Considered a leader among American evangelicals by Time and Christianity Today magazines, Dr. Mohler hosts two programs: The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview, and Thinking in Public, a series of conversations with today’s leading thinkers. He also writes a popular blog and a regular commentary on moral, cultural, and theological issues.
C. J. Mahaney

C. J. Mahaney is the senior pastor of Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville. He has written, edited and contributed to numerous books, including Proclaiming a Cross-Centered Theology; Don't Waste Your Sports; and Sex, Romance, and the Glory of God. C. J. and his wife, Carolyn, are the parents of three married daughters and one son, and the happy grandparents to twelve grandchildren.

Product Details

Category: Church Ministry
Commentaries & Reference
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 176
Size: 6.0 in x 9.0 in
Weight: 8.6 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-3187-9
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-3187-3
ISBN-UPC: 9781433531873
Case Quantity: 64
Published: April 30, 2014

Table of Contents

  1. The Church Is the Gospel Made Visible (Mark Dever)
  2. The Defense and Confirmation of the Gospel (R. C. Sproul)
  3. How Does It Happen? Trajectories toward an Adjusted Gospel (R. Albert Mohler Jr.)
  4. Fine-Sounding Arguments: How Wrongly “Engaging the Culture” Adjusts the Gospel (Thabiti Anyabwile)
  5. Sowing Seed and Sleeping Well (John MacArthur)
  6. Did Jesus Preach the Gospel of Evangelicalism? (John Piper)
  7. Did the Fathers Know the Gospel? (J. Ligon Duncan III)
  8. Ordinary Pastors (C. J. Mahaney)