Speaking the Truth in Love

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One of the sins that we must continually fight against is the sin of pride. This is especially true for those of us who love doctrine. Even in such a glorious endeavor as studying and pondering the truths of God’s Word, pride can too easily find its way into our thinking and taint our efforts….

 

Andrew Fuller and His Controversies: September 27-28, 2013

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If you’ve never attended the Andrew Fuller Conference at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, you’re missing out! The conference is second to none in delivering some of the very best historical theological scholarship available today. This year’s topic, “Andrew Fuller and His Controversies,” is particularly relevant to many of our contemporary theological…



The Missionary Theology of Adoniram Judson

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The story of Adoniram Judson (1788-1850) is legendary among Baptists who have any interest in the evangelistic and missionary exploits of our heritage. He is widely recognized as the first missionary sent from the United States overseas to take the gospel across cultural and linguistic divides. On February 19, 1812, Judson left America with his…



How Should We Preach Christ in Every Sermon? – Leviticus 18:5

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Credit My last three posts have attempted to answer three questions: (1) “Should We Preach Christ in Every Sermon?”, (2) “Why Should We Preach Christ in Every Sermon?, and (3) “How Should We Preach Christ in Every Sermon?” In this post, I would like to illustrate how we should preach Christ in every sermon from Leviticus 18:5, which…

 

What Does it Mean to Love Christ?

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In his classic book, Holiness: Its Nature, Hindrances, Difficulties, and Roots, Ryle calls believers to warm, Christ-centered, evangelical piety, exhorting Christians to flee religious externalism and to pursue disciplined communion with Christ for the joy of knowing Him more. Ryle is clear about the doctrine of justification by faith alone on the ground of Christ’s righteousness alone,…



Ministry Means War: Ten Pastoral Lessons Seminary Could Have Never Taught Me

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[This article was originally posted at thegospelcoalition.org. We are reposting it here with the author’s permission.]  During the unholy hours of morning on June 6, 1944, U.S. Army paratroopers jumped from their airplanes into the occupied countryside of northern France, miles inland from the beaches at Normandy. My father was one of those soldiers. As…



The Flawed Logic of Naturalism and Homosexuality

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As a biology undergrad student I encountered many with whom I disagreed about the origin of the universe. As a Christian, I rejected outright every claim that humans are the result of randomly colliding cosmic particles sent hurling about by some prehistoric explosion (the origin of which was, curiously, unexplained and unimportant). When I would…



How Long, O Lord?

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Worship propels us to mission. And our mission is to go and to make disciples (Matthew 28:19). We want others to find and know the same joy and peace that we experience in Christ. We want others to come and add their voices to the prayers and praise of God’s people. We are zealous of…