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  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Hebrews

    from Keith Mathison Apr 11, 2009 Category: Articles

    Hebrews is one of the most significant books in the New Testament for understanding the relationship between the old and new covenants. There are a number of helpful commentaries on the Book of Hebrews, and the following are five of the best. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Nahum

    from Keith Mathison Apr 04, 2009 Category: Articles

    The prophetic oracles found within the seventh century B.C. book of Nahum concern Nineveh, the capital of the Assyrian empire. Approximately a century before Nahum, Jonah had been sent to the Ninevites, and they had repented upon hearing the prophetic word. Their repentance, however, was apparently short lived because Nahum now addresses a wicked and brutal empire. There are a number of helpful commentaries on the Book of Nahum, and the following are five of the best. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Pastoral Epistles

    from Keith Mathison Mar 28, 2009 Category: Articles

    The three letters commonly referred to as the "pastoral epistles" (1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus) are labeled as such because they are the only letters Paul addressed to fellow workers with pastoral responsibilities. There are a number of helpful commentaries on the Pastoral Epistles, and the following are five of the best.    Keep Reading
  • From Age to Age: The Unfolding of Biblical Eschatology

    from Keith Mathison Mar 26, 2009 Category: Ligonier Resources

    Books on eschatology often focus solely on topics such as the Second Coming of Christ and the millennium. However, because the first advent of Christ inaugurated the last days, a complete study of biblical eschatology must include a study of Christ's first advent as well as his second. It must also include a study of God's preparations in redemptive history for the eschatological first advent of Christ. Keep Reading
  • The Final Word

    from Keith Mathison Mar 24, 2009 Category: Articles

    In the early part of the twentieth century, one would have been hard pressed to find a greater theological mind than that of Benjamin B. Warfield (1851-1921). Sadly, both he and his work are virtually unknown today outside of certain circles in the Reformed churches. During his lifetime, however, his scholarship was world-renowned. Although a great theologian, Warfield never wrote a complete systematic theology text. He did, however, write extensively on a wide range of topics, at both the popular and academic levels. His collected works fill ten volumes, and his breadth and depth of knowledge remain something to behold. One subject to which Warfield made a lasting contribution is the doctrine of Scripture. The various essays on this doctrine found in The Inspiration and Authority of the Bible (P&R Publishing, 1948) are of such quality that they have made this volume a modern-day classic. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Micah

    from Keith Mathison Mar 14, 2009 Category: Articles

    The ministry of the prophet Micah began during the reign of the Judean king Jotham (750-732) and lasted until the reign of Hezekiah (729-686). His ministry, unlike that of Amos or Hosea, overlapped the fall of the northern kingdom. He prophesied the fall of Israel and lived to witness it. Following the fall of the northern kingdom, Micah prophesied to the southern kingdom of Judah. There are a number of helpful commentaries on the book of Micah, and the following are five of the best. 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
  • 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
  • Ligonier Academy D.Min. Course Descriptions

    from Keith Mathison Feb 26, 2009 Category: Ligonier Academy

    Here's a glimpse at the topics to be studied in our Doctor of Ministry program at the new Ligonier Academy. There's still time to enroll for the July courses with Drs. R.C. Sproul and Steven J. Lawson. Click here for more information. 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

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