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  • Pessimistic Existentialism (pt. 1)

    from R.C. Sproul Feb 09, 2009 Category: Articles

    "Man is a useless passion." These words penned by the French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre provide the model of modem existentialism. In this simple statement are found the most basic elements of a modern theory of man. It is a bottom-line judgment, a grim conclusion to the question, "What's it all about?" Keep Reading
  • New Series on DVD

    from Karisa Schlehr Feb 08, 2009 Category: Articles

    In addition to the more than twenty series already available on DVD, we have several new collections now available. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Amos

    from Keith Mathison Feb 07, 2009 Category: Articles

    Amos prophesied at a unique time in the history of the divided kingdom. He preached to an affluent society that was deeply involved in false worship and in the mistreatment of the poor. These wealthy and powerful Israelites were confident and secure. Into the midst of this complacent society comes Amos, declaring that Israel has broken God's covenant. There are a number of very good commentaries on Amos, and the following are five of the best. Keep Reading
  • Total Surrender

    from Kevin Smith Feb 06, 2009 Category: Articles

    Gary Thomas, in his book Seeking the Face of God, makes this statement: "Christian health is not defined by how happy we are, how prosperous or healthy we are, or even by how many people we have led to the Lord in the past year. Christian health is ultimately defined by how sincerely we wave our flag of surrender." What he is saying is this: a major way to measure our spiritual health is to determine how surrendered we are to God. I believe that many of our greatest struggles in living a healthy, productive Christian life come to us because of our unwillingness to surrender fully to God. Keep Reading
  • Hero of Heroes

    from Robert Rothwell Feb 05, 2009 Category: Articles

    Unfortunately, it is not too long before we discover that our heroes are just as flawed as we are. History is filled with details of great men and women who succumbed to their flaws and temptations. Regrettably, we find this is true both of the heroes of the kingdom of this world and the heroes of the city of God. Those of us with more than a passing interest in historical theology cannot read too far before the flaws of the greatest theologians in church history come into sharp focus. Keep Reading
  • The Gospel of the Gospels

    from Daniel Hyde Feb 04, 2009 Category: Articles

    Quick. What are the Gospels? Time is up. Did you answer: "The Gospels are the biographies of Jesus Christ?" When we read the Gospels as biographies only, we basically look at them like trees apart from the proverbial forest. There is a better way to read and hear them. The Gospels are biography, but they are theological interpretations of the life of Jesus Christ with the purpose of proclaiming the coming of the king of Israel and the inauguration of His kingdom over all the earth. Keep Reading
  • The Witness of Matthew

    from R.C. Sproul Feb 03, 2009 Category: Articles

    In the history of biblical studies, we have seen in the last two centuries the rise of so-called "higher criticism." So much of higher criticism is fueled by skepticism with respect to the reliability of the biblical texts. Since orthodox Christians stand opposed to many of the arguments of higher critics, they sometimes overlook valuable insights that can be gained through critical analysis of the text. Some of these analyses can be very helpful to our endeavor of seeking an accurate understanding of the Bible. Keep Reading
  • The Unchanging Gospel

    from Burk Parsons Feb 02, 2009 Category: Articles

    I am a Christian, and I am a Protestant. I am a Christian because I trust Jesus Christ alone, believing that salvation is accomplished by grace alone through faith alone because of Christ alone. I am a devout Protestant because I continue to protest against anyone who even suggests that salvation is accomplished in any other way. Keep Reading
  • Columns from Tabletalk Magazine, February 2009

    from Various Feb 01, 2009 Category: Articles

    The February edition of Tabletalk is out. This month's theme is "The Gospels." The issue looks at the main point and the main purpose of each of the four gospels. Contributors include R.C. Sproul, Steve Baugh, Robert Cara, John de Witt, Daniel Hyde, Robert Rothwell and Kevin Smith. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Joel

    from Keith Mathison Jan 31, 2009 Category: Articles

    While most of the other prophets can be dated with some degree of accuracy, it is notoriously difficult to date the book of Joel. Suggestions have been offered ranging from the ninth century to the second century B.C. There are a number of good commentaries on Joel, and the following are five of the most helpful.    Keep Reading

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