All posts by Jonathan Leeman

Jonathan Leeman, an elder at Cheverly Baptist Church in Cheverly, MD, is the editorial director at 9Marks and the author, most recently, of The Rule of Love: How the Local Church Reflects God’s Love and Authority.


A Baptist Third Way for Political Theology

Author’s note: The following article is the first half of a chapter I have contributed to a book tentatively titled Explorations in Baptist Political Theology, edited by Thomas Kidd, Paul Miller, and Andrew Walker, to be published by B&H Academic...

/ January 31, 2022

Baptist Sacramentology and the Concern with Donatism

(1: Gavin Ortlund’s Initial Post, 2: Jonathan Leeman’s Response, 3: Gavin Ortlund’s Response) Gavin, Thanks for your elucidating and studied replies. Good conversation. Here are some brief responses to the various points you brought up. “The” Baptist View on Membership I was not...

/ January 8, 2019

Church Membership and the Definition of Baptism

(1: Gavin Ortlund’s Initial Post, 3: Gavin Ortlund’s Response, 4: Jonathan Leeman’s Final Response) Gavin, Thank you for the opportunity to interact with you on this matter. I’m grateful for you and our partnership in the gospel, and I remember your time...

/ January 4, 2019

Evangelicalism, Christian Identity, and Church Membership

A little while back one of my favorite preachers offered a long list of Christian books he recommends. It included excellent books about God and salvation and missions and the Christian life. But, strangely, it did not point to a...

/ December 17, 2018

Jonathan Leeman Responds to Our “Political Church” Review

Other posts in the series: Part 1 of Minich’s Review Part 2 of Minich’s Review 3 Ecclesiology Questions Joint Statements A few weeks ago we ran a two-part review of Jonathan Leeman’s new book Political Church. We are now giving Dr. Leeman...

/ June 27, 2016