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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?”…

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: Mark Dever

Profiles: Mark Dever

Mark Dever has been the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. since 1994. He is also the President of 9Marks, an organization he founded to help the local church become healthy and sustain that health with Biblical practices. He is regular speaker at Conferences like John MacArthur’s Shepherds Conference, Together For the Gospel, and The Gospel Coalition…

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…

Book Review – The Character of the Church by Joe Thorn

Book Review – The Character of the Church by Joe Thorn

The Character of the Church, Joe Thorn’s second book in his three-part series on the church, is a simple breakdown of the inner workings of the local church. Based upon a clear understanding of the Gospel, as written about in his first book, the church should show itself to be of Christ in its actions and intents. Thorn explains in this book what a church should be doing and emphasizing in order to be a healthy and biblical church…

Do Babies Go To Heaven When They Die?

Do Babies Go To Heaven When They Die?

One of the most difficult things a person can ever experience is the death of a child. It is a horrible and tragic occurrence when a parent has to bury their child. Yet, even more difficult than their physical death is the idea of what happens to them once they have passed away. What happens to babies, aborted children, and even mentally handicapped individuals once they die?…

Life on the Fringes

Life on the Fringes

I’ve lived all across the United States, literally I’ve lived on both coasts and in the middle and now I reside in Canada. I feel like Johnny Cash was singing about my life – “Ive been everywhere, man.” Despite where I’ve resided I’ve run into the same issue. Everywhere I go, I’m an outcast. Not literally, and definitely not personally, but theologically. You see I’m what you might call a Reformed Baptist. This means I’m very conservative in my theology, but not necessarily on minor issues…