Resources on Theology

May 2, 2016

Your Sin Will Find You Out (But So Will His Righteousness) by Jared C. Wilson

I suppose this is essentially a modern fulfillment of the biblical principle “your sins will find you out . . ."

Apr 27, 2015

Your Money is No Good Here by Jared C. Wilson

The deal is all of Christ for all your nothing.

Feb 7, 2016

You Must Get to the Very Christ, Not Just His Doctrine by Charles Spurgeon

While fullness is treasured up in Christ, it is not said to be treasured up in the doctrines of Christ.

Feb 21, 2016

You Can Put a Sword to Someone's Throat and Make Them a Muslim, but You Can't Make Them a Christian by Staff

I said to my friend, “Look, I could put a sword to a person’s throat and make him at least a sufficiently good Muslim.” He agreed that that was true.

Mar 4, 2016

Wrath, Western Lit, and The Cross by Jesse Payne

The "leadoff hitter" of Western lit carries the responsibility of setting the tone for all future literature. And does it ever.

May 19

Why We Need Theology by Jeanie Layne

Without proper study of God, we cannot know what will please Him or how to best worship him.

Oct 10, 2015

Why The Church Needs Biblical Theology by Jesse Benack

Why is it essential the church utilize biblical theology to help interpret the Scriptures? There are at least three reasons . . .

Nov 13, 2015

Why I'm Complementarian by Gavin Ortlund

Whereas egalitarianism tries to redress real problems by taking away the principle of male headship altogether, complementarianism does so by radically redefining it in light of the gospel.

Aug 19, 2015

Why Do Good Things Happen to Bad People? by David Prince

If people were basically good, Jesus would have had no need to talk of the necessity of repentance for all to avoid perishing.

May 8, 2016

Whole After 38 Years of Disease by Charles Spurgeon

Years are short to the happy and healthy; but thirty-eight years of disease must have dragged a very weary length along the life of the poor impotent man.

Sep 25, 2015

Where Was the Grace for Achan? by Phil Wade

We understand that the One who cut his covenant with the people of Israel is the One who raised our Savior from the dead. He is the unchanging, holy, and eternal God of heaven and earth. So shouldn’t Achan have received some grace?

May 1, 2015

Where is The Gospel in the Mutilation of the Concubine? by Jared C. Wilson

There is a gospel spring beneath the deathly depravity of Judges 19.

Feb 17, 2016

When They Say 'Jesus Never Said . . .'

A Pastoral Perspective on the Inspiration of the Scriptures

When critics say, "Jesus never mentioned" such-and-such, remember that the word of God is not divided against itself.

Jul 19, 2015

When the Real King Emerges, Things Stand Differently by Staff

Now this is proof that Christ is God, the Word and Power of God . . .

Apr 27, 2015

When I Look at the Cross by Staff

"Would I know the fullness and completeness of the salvation God has provided for sinners? Where shall I see it most distinctly?"

Jul 8, 2015

When God Lays Down His Bow by Jared C. Wilson

The rainbow symbolizes the gospel, for God has "laid down his bow." To turn it into a symbol of pride, then, is sadly and truly to test God into taking it up again, to invite his wrath.

Oct 31, 2015

Whenever God Does a Mighty Work, It Has Been By Some Very Insignifcant Instrument by Charles Spurgeon

God has done his mightiest works by the meanest instruments: that is a fact most true of all God’s works—Peter the fisherman at Pentecost, Luther the humble monk at the Reformation, Whitefield the potboy of the Old Bell Inn at Gloucester in the time of the last century’s revival; and so it must be to the end.

Jun 18, 2015

What is this Gospel-Centered Stuff? by Staff

Some helpful links defining and explaining the importance of gospel-centrality for the church.

Oct 24, 2015

Whatever Happened to Heaping Burning Coals? by A.D. Robles

I believe the moral law of God is clear on the church’s responsibility to help refugees.

Jan 16, 2016

What Do Pharisees Do? by Jared C. Wilson

Biblically speaking, what can we learn about pharisaical behavior?

Jun 13, 2015

What Does The Resurrection Have To Do With Forgiveness? by Joel Lindsey

It stands, then, that if Jesus was not raised, Christ’s sacrifice was deficient, that Jesus’ blood was somehow insufficient to pay the full penalty for sin.

Nov 27, 2015

What Does it Mean to Find Your Identity in Christ? by Gavin Ortlund

What does it actually feel like to find our identity in Christ in real time and amidst genuine struggle? I was thinking about this the other idea day and jotted down 5 initial thoughts . . .

Sep 6, 2016

What does it mean to experience the Trinity?

We ask Joe Thorn, "What does it mean to experience the Trinity?"

Jun 24, 2014

What a Boundless, Fathomless Ocean! by Jared C. Wilson

Eternal love moved the heart of Jesus to relinquish… heaven for earth;
a diadem for a cross;
the robe of divine majesty for the garment of our nature;
by taking upon Himself the leprosy of our sin.
Oh, the infinite love of Christ!
What a boundless, fathomless ocean!

Ask the ransomed of the Lord, whose chains He has dissolved, whose dungeon He…

Jul 28, 2015

We've Got Spirit, Yes We Do by Dustin Rouse

We must be careful that we don’t gauge the Spirit’s effectiveness in our church based on how many people feel a certain way.

Nov 28, 2015

We're All Getting Tattoos by Chris Thomas

I've finally come to terms with it. I'm getting a tattoo. But not just yet.

Sep 2, 2014

Walk With God For Joy by Jared C. Wilson

George-WhitefieldNo, Victoria Osteen is not exactly right when she says we ought to do good for ourselves instead of for God, but neither is she totally wrong. She's derailed and in the ditch, but the right track is in eyesight.

Osteen is not totally wrong, because walking with God is a—let the reader understand—happy thing. It's a different kind of happy, to be sure. But it's…

Jul 13, 2015

Utterly Saved by Jared C. Wilson

Salvation by Christ's work is a gift of grace received through faith. This salvation is total (Romans 8:30) and we see its totality in John 6.

Apr 29, 2015

Union With Christ is Not Sporadic by Staff

Union with Christ is an abiding reality.

Jul 11, 2015

Union With Christ as Assurance of Life by Staff

When both our justification and our new life are found in Jesus Christ, then this burdensome, disingenuous Christianity is replaced by Spirit-empowered gratitude.

Jun 18, 2015

Trusting God To Do and Trusting God To Be by Becky Wilson

I have discovered that there is quite a massive chasm between trusting God to do and trusting God to be. So what's the difference?

Jun 30, 2015

To The Praise of His Glory by Rob Trahan

When we orient our lives toward God, doing all “to the praise of his glory,” we reap the benefits of all of the spiritual blessings promised to us before the foundation of the world.

Apr 10, 2016

To Glory in The Cross Alone by Charles Spurgeon

Paul had the cross for his philosophy, the cross for his tradition, the cross for his gospel, the cross for his glory, and nothing else.

Aug 16, 2015

To Assume the Gospel is to Lose Grip of It by Staff

"He is, after all, the one about whom the book was written."

Jun 29, 2015

To All Who Despair: Jesus is Making All Things New by Jared C. Wilson

Someday, Jesus the Redeemer will return to redeem everything. Fully. Completely. Eternally.

Jul 14, 2015

The Wrath of God Warms My Heart by Peyton Hill

Hellfire and brimstone preaching will not suffice, but neither will a mushy Christianity.

Jul 26, 2015

The Truth About David and Jonathan by Jared Musgrove

I've consistently encountered such misunderstanding, as well as bold-faced attempts to hijack David and Jonathan for the sake of normalizing (and wrongly biblicizing) homosexual relationships.

Sep 5, 2015

The Trinitarian Gospel Deeps by Staff

We have no defense against this brilliant triangle offense!

Jun 18, 2015

The Sweetness of Jesus by Jared C. Wilson

I love my friend Jesus, because he's sweet in all the ways I deeply need and greatly want.

Mar 29, 2016

The Surety of Acceptance by Joshua Jenkins

We are accepted by God upon being found in Christ, with no exceptions, no strings attached, and no catch.

Feb 8, 2016

The Story of Us by Tish Hedger

We must fight the treasonous compass of our flesh that can forget and believe there is wisdom wiser than God.

Jan 16, 2016

There is Nothing You Can Do to Harm Me by Staff

In A.D. 404 John Chrysostom, the early church father, was brought in before the Roman emperor. The emperor threatened him with banishment if he remained a Christian . . .

Jun 20, 2016

There is No Faith So Little That It Is Not Saving by Jared C. Wilson

It's not the strength of the faith that saves, but the strength of the Savior.

Aug 17, 2015

The Priest Has A Billion Jacobs Engraved On His Breastplate by Erik Raymond

Not only did Jesus endure such injustice from sinners but he did it for sinners.

May 11, 2015

The Preciousness of Jesus by Jared C. Wilson

Our Christ's preciousness is more than deserving to be adorned with the drink offering of our very lives. And it is our willingness to adore him in and through our breaking open that shows we believe this.

May 14

The Precious Blood of Christ by Charles Spurgeon

Standing at the foot of the cross, we see hands, and feet, and side, all distilling crimson streams of precious blood.