Sandy Creek Revisited

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Issue 66 of the Founders Journal is off the press and will soon be in the mail. It is one that you don’t want to miss. It analyzes aspects of the Sandy Creek tradition in fresh ways. Tom Nettles has an excellent article on Shubal Stearns that is taken from volume 2 of his work…



A 600 year old Christmas Letter

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John Huss (Jan Hus) was a forerunner of the Protestant Reformation. He was a Czech university professor whose extensive writings earned him the ire of the Roman Catholic Church. He was excommunicated, condemned and executed for his teachings against the papacy and Roman Catholic errors. On July 6, 1415 he was burned at the stake…



Tragedy on Mt. Hood

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Our nation’s attention has been unavoidably fixed on the tragic scenario that has unfolded on Mt. Hood in Oregon. The three friends who were lost in blizzards on the mountain have been the subject of many prayers from people around the world. Kelly James, whose body was discovered Sunday, was the brother to Dr. Frank…

 

Christmas is the revelation of the Great Reverser

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Yesterday I preached from Mary’s song in Luke 1:46-56 and tried to show how the events surrounding her miraculous conception shaped her perception of God. Specifically, my concern was to call attention to those descriptions in the “Magnificat” that portray Him as the “Great Reverser.” That language is borrowed from David Wells in his book,…



Ray Clendenen Podcast

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Last month I called attention to the LifeWay announcement about Dr. Ray Clendenen being named the Director of Academic Publishing for B&H. Just this week, a new podcast interview with Dr. Clendenen has been made available by Inside LifeWay in which he discusses some of his plans and goals for this publishing venture. Among the…



Nathan Finn on what ails the SBC

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Nathan Finn is an adjunct professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. More importantly, he is a devoted to Christ and His church and is a clear thinker who has been thinking lately on important issues within the denomination he serves. He has posted 16 articles about what he sees wrong in the SBC and offers…



So much for being a truth-broker

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In his book, No Place for Truth, David Wells argues that pastors ought to be brokers of truth. That is, truth is our stock in trade. We deal in revealed truth. We try to persuade people to believe it and live on the basis of it. Because of that, truth should be honored in all…



Sage, Courageous Counsel from Dr. Danny Akin

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Dr. Danny Akin, President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, sent the following email today to the students of that school. It is full of wisdom and is an example of the kind of clear thinking and careful speaking that we desperately need in our day. I appreciate his concern for the next generation of ministers,…



Humpty Dumpty Theology [edited]

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This seems to be an appropriate designation for those doctrinal speculations that have more in common with nursery rhymes and fairy tales than with Scripture. Humpty Dumpty, you may recall, is an anthropomorphized egg given to the world by Mother Goose. It was Lewis Carroll, however, that showed Humpty to be a preacher after the…