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  • The Ordinary Christian Life Is a Radical Life

    from Burk Parsons Mar 05, 2016 Category: Articles

    The ordinary Christian life is not the opposite of the radical Christian life. The ordinary Christian life is a radical life. Keep Reading
  • True Love

    from Burk Parsons Feb 13, 2016 Category: Articles

    God is love, and love never fails because God never fails. Love cannot be separated from God and cannot exist without Him. God's love is the foundation and definition of love, just as He is the source, fountain, sustainer, and enabler of love. God gives meaning to love, and without Him, love isn't only worthless but meaningless. Without God as its source and center, that which humans conceive of as love is impatient and unkind, envious and boastful, arrogant and rude, always insisting on its own way, irritable, resentful, rejoicing in wrongdoing and falsehood. Without God, love is nothing more than a hateful lie of Satan. Keep Reading
  • Good Old Calvinism

    from Burk Parsons Nov 07, 2015 Category: Articles

    John Calvin was a churchman for all ages. He was a reformer par excellence. He was a godly pastor who equipped his people for ministry. He was a humble revolutionary. He was a loyal husband, father, and friend. But above all Calvin was a man whose mind was humbled and whose heart was mastered by the Lord God Almighty. His life's prayer—"I offer my heart to you, O Lord, promptly and sincerely"—was an unwavering declaration of surrender to the Lord, whom he sought to love with all of his heart, soul, mind, and strength. Keep Reading
  • Relevant, Old Paths

    from Burk Parsons Oct 24, 2015 Category: Articles

    My dad was fifty-two years old when I was born. When I was thirteen, he asked me if I was embarrassed that he was so much older than my friends' dads. I told him I wasn't embarrassed but that I respected him and learned more from him because he was older. He was born a few years after the end of World War I and fought in World War II. Keep Reading
  • The Heart of Words

    from Burk Parsons Oct 03, 2015 Category: Articles

    Words are powerful. They transform lives and make history. They birth nations and topple empires. They make peace and fuel wars. They make covenants in marriage and wound those we most cherish. They change hearts and give news of eternal life by the power of the Holy Spirit. Words are foundational to everything we think, do, and say in all of life. Nevertheless, words are not ends in themselves. Keep Reading
  • The Greatness of John Calvin

    from Burk Parsons Jul 10, 2015 Category: Articles

    John Calvin is among the greatest men of all time. However, his greatness, as B. B. Warfield recognized, was not in his service to himself but in his surrender to God. Keep Reading
  • The Assurance of Discipline

    from Burk Parsons Aug 06, 2013 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    Here's an excerpt from The Assurance of Discipline, Burk Parsons' contribution to the August issue of Tabletalk: Keep Reading

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