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Book Review: Dispensationalism and the History of Redemption by Bingham and Kreider

Book Review: Dispensationalism and the History of Redemption by Bingham and Kreider

Dispensationalism and the History of Redemption is great addition to a wide selection of dispensational resources from the faculty of Dallas Theological Seminary. Many years ago DTS was known for their teaching on Dispensationalism through the works of Ryrie, Pentecost, and Walvoord. This book cements their legacy with a new group of theologians carrying their torch…

Book Review: Word-Centered Church by Jonathan Leeman

Book Review: Word-Centered Church by Jonathan Leeman

Word-Centered Church is nothing new and that in itself is wonderful. Jonathan Leeman brings an ancient thought of basing all aspects of the church on the Word of God back to the modern church. When many churches today laud themselves as “Bible-believing,” Leeman goes even further to show that everything the local church is to do flows from the Bible…

There is Hope for the Racist

There is Hope for the Racist

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for many around the world. Whether it’s racist and violent protests, threats of nuclear war, or terrorism attacks, all of us have felt the tension and hurt. It could be very easy for us to begin to get depressed by what we see happening in the world. We see images of bodies being hurled into the air or explosions and we could easily think “why is this happening? Why is there so much hatred?”…

The Sin Many Christians Forget

The Sin Many Christians Forget

Living the Christian life is one of constant battle. You see, even though our sin is covered under the blood of Christ and we are no longer responsible for the judgment of that sin, we still do it. We sin all the time, because we’re fallen human beings and it’s within our nature to sin. Yet, as Christians we cannot just ignore these sins or be laid back about dealing with them…

Book Review: Progress in the Pulpit by Jerry Vines & Jim Shaddix

Book Review: Progress in the Pulpit by Jerry Vines & Jim Shaddix

Progress in the Pulpit is the much anticipated sequel to the popular and brilliant Power in the Pulpit. While Power in the Pulpit was essentially a book on how to preach expositionally, Progress in the Pulpit is about becoming improving one’s sermon practices and becoming more efficient in that preaching…

Book Review – The Parables of Jesus by James Montgomery Boice

Book Review – The Parables of Jesus by James Montgomery Boice

The Parables of Jesus by James Montgomery Boice is widely-known to be the gold standard on understanding the parables and after reading it I now know why. Boice thinks through each parable with clarity and direction. An easy mistake when reading the parables its to get lost with the cultural details, but Boice seldom falls into this trap…

Profiles: J.I. Packer

Profiles: J.I. Packer

Lately, I’ve been asked about a lot of writers and if I thought they were any good. I don’t claim to be an expert or anything but I do read regularly and intentionally. Most of the people asking me about authors are asking about “iffy” authors who have had some theological issues or perhaps the asker just was questioning some things. So I thought I would offer over the next few weeks a few profiles on some of Christianity’s greatest living authors and some of their most enduring works…

Which Bible Version Should I Use?

Which Bible Version Should I Use?

I’ve received this question quite a bit over the last few weeks. So I thought I would write a short post about what every Christian should look for and look out for in regards to the translation they use for their Bible reading. There are many choices out there and one needs to be careful about the translation that they use because not all translations are the same in quality and faithfulness to the original manuscripts. Here are some questions to think about…

FBC Post: Is Your Prayer Life Lacking?

FBC Post: Is Your Prayer Life Lacking?

David’s use of imagery in his prayer life is far more beautiful than my own prayers. We also see many occasions where David is thrown into a physical motion because of his passion for God. We see him bowing down, dancing, and even tearing his garments while crying during prayer. And then there’s us – Sitting in our chairs with no tears in our eyes.  Is there something wrong with the way we pray?…