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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…

My Reformation Story

My Reformation Story

I’m feeling sentimental after a recent birthday and so I thought I’d map out how I came to my theological position in brief terms. 

I grew up in a reformed Baptist church. Did I know it was reformed? No. Did I know what “reformed” meant? Also, no…

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 – 8 Hours or Less by Ryan Huguley

Book Review – 8 Hours or Less by Ryan Huguley

Ministry can be incredibly difficult if one does not manage their time well. Spend too much time on one aspect of ministry and another will suffer. I know many pastors who brag about the vast amount of time they spend on their sermons because in their eyes that’s how every sermon is to be done and they have the time to study that way. Is this necessary? Does a pastor need to spend 20 hours or more to write one sermon?…