• The Centrality of the Church by Sean Michael Lucas

    For those to whom [God] is Father the church may also be Mother,” John Calvin observed in his Institutes (4.1.1). A few paragraphs later, he teases out what this metaphor means. God uses the church to bring us into spiritual …Read More

  • Faith and Works by Cornelis Venema

    Some years ago, I read an article in which the author argued rather vigorously against the teaching that believers are justified by grace alone through faith alone on account of the work of Christ alone. According to this author, the …Read More

  • The Edge of Death by Derek Thomas

    All of us who are adults have had the temptation to pat a child on the head and say something appropriate. When Jacob had spent seventeen years in Egypt with his family and the time of his death drew near …Read More

  • Standing Firm by Bill Haynes

    Martin Luther, in his Table Talk #403, makes the statement that “an upright shepherd and minister must improve his flock by edification, and also resist and defend it; otherwise, if resisting be absent, the wolf devours the sheep.” Resisting and …Read More

  • The Call to Ministry by Geoffrey Thomas

    Who will possibly stay in a relationship with a girlfriend or boyfriend “until death us do part” unless there is a deep devotion to that one person above all others, a commitment that is based on comprehensive knowledge and respect? …Read More

  • When Wright Is Wrong by Keith Mathison

    If you are a reader of contemporary theological works and you have not already encountered the name “N.T. Wright,” you will. Wright is the Anglican Bishop of Durham, and he is one of the most prolific biblical scholars of our …Read More

  • What is Man? by Greg Gilbert

    Every evening after work, I sit down to spend a few minutes catching up on the news of the day. Though it’s a restful few minutes for my body and mind, I have to admit that I don’t find in …Read More

  • I Believe in Doubt by Os Guinness

    A man may be haunted with doubts and only grow thereby in faith. Doubts are the messengers of the Living One to the honest. They are the first knock at our door of things that are not yet, but have …Read More

  • Jerusalem and Athens by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    What hath Jerusalem to do with Athens? Much in every way. On the negative side, we would do well to remember that the citizens of God’s city, like those in the city of man, are still sinners. Though we are …Read More

  • Christian Publishing by Allan Fisher

      Looking for things for which to thank the Lord this Thanksgiving? Start by asking this question: Where would my church be without Christian publishing companies? Imagine your pastor preparing his sermons week in and week out with only a …Read More

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