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  • Slowly, Immeasurably, Invisibly

    from Albert Mohler Mar 08, 2009 Category: Articles

    When we look at manuals, books, magazines, seminars, and conferences addressed to pastors, we notice that preaching, if included at all, is most often not the priority. When we hear people speak about how to grow a church and build a great congregation, few and far between are those who say it comes essentially by the preaching of the Word. We know why this is so. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Books of 1 & 2 Thessalonians

    from Keith Mathison Mar 07, 2009 Category: Articles

    The historical context of Paul's epistles to the Thessalonians is found in Acts 17:1-10. This narrative recounts Paul's work in the city of Thessalonica during his second missionary journey. While there he spoke in the synagogue, persuading some Jews and even more God-fearing Gentiles that Jesus was the promised Messiah. There are a number of helpful commentaries on the Thessalonian epistles, and the following are five of the best. Keep Reading
  • R.C. Sproul Jr. on Promises Christians Struggle to Accept

    from Tim Challies Mar 06, 2009 Category: Articles

    In his latest book, Believing God: 12 Biblical Promises Christians Struggle to Accept, Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. challenges Christians to take a second glance at the promises of God in the Bible in order to see anew the grandeur of what God has committed Himself to do for His people. Sproul explores twelve of the most significant promises in Scripture, methodically unpacking each divine pledge. He shows that while Christians may express trust in God's words, they refuse, in numerous ways, to stake their lives on what He says. Keep Reading
  • Are You Intrigued by God’s Holiness, or Are You Terrified?

    from Karisa Schlehr Mar 05, 2009 Category: Articles

    "I had a consultant come to our ministry many, many years ago and say, 'What's the most important thing you can teach non-Christians that they don't know?' And I said, 'That's easy. They don't know who God is.' Keep Reading
  • Interview with Sinclair Ferguson

    from Tim Challies Mar 04, 2009 Category: Articles

    In his book In Christ Alone, noted theologian, pastor, and educator Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson explores aspects of the person and work of Jesus. This collection of articles, published earlier in Tabletalk magazine and Eternity Magazine, is designed to help believers gain a better understanding of their Savior and the Christian faith, and to live out that faith in their day-to-day lives. Dr. Ferguson recently completed this interview: Keep Reading
  • Book Review: Christless Christianity

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

    In his recent book, Christless Christianity, Dr. Michael Horton has analyzed the problems that assail the contemporary evangelical church community. Leaning heavily upon the research of sociologists of religion such as James Davidson Hunter, and others, Horton has been able accurately to pin the tail on the evangelical donkey. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Jonah

    from Keith Mathison Feb 28, 2009 Category: Articles

    The style of the book of Jonah is distinctive among the prophetic books. Aside from portions of the book of Jeremiah and Daniel, all of the other prophetic books focus primarily on the message of the prophet. There are a number of helpful commentaries on Jonah, and the following are five of the best. Keep Reading
  • Does the Center Hold?

    from Keith Mathison Feb 25, 2009 Category: Articles

    If I have heard it once, I've heard it a thousand times: "A Calvinist evangelist? Isn't that an oxymoron? Calvinism undermines evangelism." This accusation has been repeated so many times that few make the effort to argue it. Instead, it is simply assumed. Never mind that some of the church's greatest evangelists have been Calvinists. One need only be reminded of men such as George Whitefield, David Brainerd, or "the father of modern missions," William Carey. "Yes," we are told, "these men were great evangelists and Calvinists, but that is because they were inconsistent." But is this true? Keep Reading
  • The Gospel of Reality

    from Gene Edward Veith Feb 24, 2009 Category: Articles

    Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are not enough for many denizens of the twenty-first century. In their search for a more palatable Jesus, novelists such as Dan Brown of The Da Vinci Code, feminist theologians such as Elaine Pagels, and their acolytes in the media and pop culture are turning to the apocryphal gospels of the early heretics. These are alleged to contain a valid, alternative version of early Christianity, one that can support today's feminism and moral permissiveness. But comparing the New Testament Gospels to those written centuries later only confirms that these writings are works of history. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Books of Colossians and Philemon

    from Keith Mathison Feb 22, 2009 Category: Articles

    The epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon were written by Paul during the early part of his Roman imprisonment. Paul apparently wrote to the Colossian church because he had heard that false teachers had come to the city and were spreading erroneous doctrine in the young church. There are a number of helpful commentaries on Colossians and Philemon, and the following are five of the best. Keep Reading

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