• When God Goes Missing by John Sartelle

    Why do you go to church? When I ask that question of Christians who attend churches where they are members, I am usually surprised and dismayed by the answers I hear. “I really like our minister. His messages are powerful.” …Read More

  • Reasons for Separation by Carl R. Trueman

    Separation is a perennially tricky topic in the Christian church. After all, the Bible has much to say about loving neighbors and enemies, teaching that seems to stand at odds with the notion of separating from someone. Furthermore, at the …Read More

  • The Purposes of God by R.C. Sproul

    Why?” This simple question is loaded with assumptions about what philosophers call “teleology.” Teleology, which comes from the Greek word for “goal” or “end” (telos), is the study of purpose. The “why” questions are purpose questions. We seek the reasons …Read More

  • Contending for Peace and Purity by Burk Parsons

    I spent my first year of college at a second-degree separatist school that was founded by the Bible Presbyterian Church. The men who founded the college were colleagues of Carl MacIntyre, Allan MacRae, J. Gresham Machen, and Bob Jones Jr. …Read More

  • Degrees of Separation by David Murray

    One of the most difficult challenges to address in the Christian life is our relationships with other Christians. It’s like walking a tightrope with heavy weights on each end of our pole. On the one side is the biblical command …Read More

  • Living in the Story by Dan Cruver

    Telling a great story with your life is not easy. It’s often exhausting, terribly so—and yet a growing number of evangelical writers passionately encourage us to “tell a great story with your life” or “stop trying to increase your influence …Read More

  • Out with the Old and in with the New by Richard Pratt Jr.

    Followers of Christ repeat Jesus’ words “this cup is the new covenant” every time they observe the Lord’s Supper. All over the world, local churches include the words new covenant in their names. But if you ask most Christians the …Read More

  • Not a Sales Pitch by Joe Carter

    As I was sitting alone in the cafeteria one afternoon, far from home, overwhelmed and lonely on a campus of twenty thousand coeds, an older student walked up, smiled, and asked if he could join me. He took a seat …Read More

  • What Is a Covenant? by Mark Jones

    All true theology is based on some form of a divine covenant. The Christian religion must be understood covenantally, for that is how God has chosen to relate to man, whether in the garden or after the entrance of sin …Read More

  • Asking, Seeking, Knocking by Eric Alexander

    There must be few pastors who have not repeated the words of the Apostle Paul in Galatians 5:7, with a wistfulness equal to his: “You were running well. Who hindered you?” The Apostolic finger had touched upon the timeless tragedy …Read More

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