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  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Exodus

    from Keith Mathison Jun 19, 2008 Category: Articles

    In a 1996 guide to the best commentaries, Derek Thomas wrote: "There is a famine of really good commentaries on Exodus." Thankfully, the situation has changed in the last twelve years, and there are a number of good commentaries on Exodus from which to choose. In fact, two of the best commentaries on this pivotal Old Testament book are very recent publications. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Genesis

    from Keith Mathison Jun 18, 2008 Category: Articles

    The first book of the Pentateuch is one of the most well-known books of the Bible. Understanding this first book, the Book of Genesis, is crucial to understanding the Old Testament and the entire Bible. There are a wealth of commentaries on Genesis. In this post, I will briefly describe five of the most generally helpful commentaries available on the first book of the Bible. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on The Gospel of Matthew

    from Keith Mathison Jun 12, 2008 Category: Articles

    In this post, I will briefly describe five of the most generally helpful commentaries available on the Gospel of Matthew, and by "helpful" I mean works that explain to the reader the meaning of the text not only within the individual biblical book, but within Scripture as a whole. Subsequent posts will offer recommendations for commentaries on the remaining books of Scripture. Keep Reading
  • God’s Providence: A Two-edged Sword (pt. 3)

    from John Gerstner Jun 08, 2008 Category: Articles

    The "rough hew" needs explanation. If the poet means "sin as we please," if he suggests that a positive providence comes about irrespective of our behavior, if things are going to work out well although we always behave badly--then he errs in the opposite direction. Just as there is no destiny that shapes our ends rough, hew them how we may, neither is there any destiny which shapes our ends well, hew them how we may. The shaping and the hewing are integrally related. God shapes as we hew; we hew as God shapes. So, then, the definition of positive providence is: The divine appointment of good and beneficial events, but not apart from (rather, through) the willing determinations of men. Keep Reading
  • The Courage to Be Protestant by David F. Wells

    from Keith Mathison Apr 23, 2008 Category: Articles

    It's been fifteen years since the publication of David Wells' No Place For Truth. This outstanding volume was followed by God in the Wasteland, Losing Our Virtue, and Above All Earthly Pow'rs. The fifth and final volume in this series was published on April 14, 2008 by Eerdmans Publishing Company. Titled The Courage to be Protestant: Truth Lovers, Marketers, and Emergents in the Postmodern World, this volume looks to be as beneficial as the preceding volumes. Keep Reading
  • R.C. Sproul Interviews Ben Stein

    from Keith Mathison Mar 25, 2008 Category: Articles

    About six weeks ago, Mr. Ben Stein joined Dr. R.C. Sproul for a delightful and stimulating conversation about the current state of free scientific inquiry in academia. We have posted the video below. Keep Reading
  • The Resurrection of Jesus

    from Chris Larson Mar 22, 2008 Category: Articles

    A week ago, C.J. Mahaney presented a message at the Ligonier national conference based on 1 Corinthians 15:17, "And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins." Keep Reading
  • An Interview with Sinclair Ferguson

    from Chris Larson Mar 10, 2008 Category: Articles

    We recently interviewed Dr. Sinclair Ferguson, author of In Christ Alone (Reformation Trust Publishing, 2007) and speaker at this week's 2008 National Conference: Keep Reading
  • John Newton “On Controversy”

    from Keith Mathison Mar 08, 2008 Category: Articles

    John Newton is best known for his classic hymn "Amazing Grace," but he wrote much more. One of the most helpful things he ever wrote is found among his collected letters. Keep Reading