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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?”…

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 – This Changes Everything: How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years by Jaquelle Crowe

Book Review – This Changes Everything: How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years by Jaquelle Crowe

As a pastor, and former youth pastor, I have read a lot of Christian books written for youth and early adults and honestly I have been completely underwhelmed by most of these books. This Changes Everything: How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years by Jaquelle Crowe is a huge improvement over most of what is out there for young people to read…

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?…

Book Review – Unparalleled

Book Review – Unparalleled

There’s no denying that Jared C. Wilson knows how to write. Whether it’s a blog post at For the Church or his hilarious remarks during football season on his Twitter, Jared Wilson knows how to keep a reader’s attention. His books are just as entertaining as his other writings. One of his most recent books is Unparalleled. Unparalleled is a look at the uniqueness of Christianity and its claims. There’ no religion like it according to Wilson…

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…

Book Review – The Unfinished Reformation

Book Review – The Unfinished Reformation

The Reformation has been going for 500 years now and many are asking the same question, is it over? Gregg Allison and Chris Castaldo attempt to answer this question though their work in The Unfinished Reformation. By doing so, they provide a unique perspective into the doctrines of both Catholicism and Evangelicalism…

A Canadian Controversy: Franklin Graham

A Canadian Controversy: Franklin Graham

I’m not a fan of drama. As a quiet and introverted guy, I have always hated when I am sucked into a dramatic situation. You know those situations, right? Those situations where people get at each others’ throats for some reason or another. I despise those moments. Sometimes those dramatic moments are necessary in order to confront an idea or person, but most of the time they are completely unfounded, there’s no reason for the argument to happen at all. We call these dramatic moments controversies. And one just happened last week in Vancouver B.C…