A timely reminder of the importance of Church discipline can be found by listening to the recent 9Marks conference held at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. The speakers were not all Baptists: Danny Akin, Mark Dever, Garrett Kell, Thabiti Anyabwile, Mez McConnell (from Edinburgh) and Ligon Duncan all spoke. Dr Duncan of Reformed Theological Seminary brought the conference to a conclusion by highlighting how church discipline brings congregational unity.
Presbyterians in Scotland are all at sea when it comes to the biblical basis and value of church discipline, some belonging to bodies that have long since ceased to discipline those who teach false doctrine or engage in sexual immorality. These addresses show how important church discipline, faithfully and lovingly applied, is to the well being of the Church. Indeed, it is one of the essential marks of the true church.
The videos of the sessions are available at