Understanding ecclesiology’s rightful place among other doctrines and grasping how the Gospel-centered nature of the church positions that doctrine in service of the Great Commission is just the grand beginning of treasures.
Every Christian should read this old book, at the very least, to grow in the knowledge and enjoyment of the timeless One to whom it directs their thoughts.
Jesus Christ is the hope of all nations and from the nations he will gather his people.
There is not shortage of challenges is answering the call to take the Gospel to those who have never heard it. Standing beside what seems an insurmountable wall of fear, financial challenges, real-life distractions, dangers, and, if we are honest, selfishness, we sit down. Or we turn around. Or we try to find some other wall that is easier to climb. And still, God has called us onward.
It is good and right also to consider the impact of a group of praying students, heirs of Wittenberg themselves, on the modern missions movement of global gospel proclamation.
Just as the Sherpa comes alongside his clients and helps organize, direct, assemble, and lead, the theological educator does the same for students.
For those of us living in the twenty-first century, how one understands the relationship of their faith in Christ and their obedience to Christ makes all the difference for living a life of joy and God-glorifying freedom.
The special value of General Revelation is that it calls the believer simultaneously to praise God and proclaim God.
Trials, of all kinds, test our faith in crucible-like ways—ways that will show the greatness and goodness of God and result in our greater praise to him. This is, in part, because he endures the trials with us.
Words are something our Creator loves as well. He spoke the world into existence with words, sent his Son as the Word, and the Spirit breathed perfectly all the words we have in the Bible as Scripture. Thus, the Christian life is a life clothed and shaped by words even as some of those words require hard work to gain their full meaning.
To read the Old Testament is to encounter many new areas of knowledge that might appear tangential or skippable.
Though freed from the penalty of sin by the blood of Christ, my struggle with and the remaining presence of even “canceled sin” was bigger and deeper than I knew.
In this missionary context where daily they see a lost world, the pursuit of sin and error, it is easy to forget that we who are in Christ, were once just as lost.
Just as we appreciate the skill of a spectacular soloist, or an elite athlete, or simply a brilliant coworker, we can appreciate the work of an artist.
In the end, "the age of the earth" is an intramural discussion among creationists that only serves to bind us closer together in refuting that which is clearly contrary to Scripture, the theory of evolution.
Because God is good and he does not change, there is a reason to be thankful, to God, for God, always.
A few suggestions to help those thinking about a call to vocational gospel ministry, and especially those doing so during the uncertain days of a worldwide pandemic.
Bunhill Fields has never attracted the crowds of St. Paul’s, but the kingdom influence of those buried in that field lives far beyond the crowds through the churches that carry forth the same Gospel they preached and shared.
May a new generation continue to follow Packer to make new discoveries like his of their own.
On first looking into Spurgeon’s sermons, I have found joy and awe in the work of Spurgeon, the man, but also in the work of Spurgeon’s God.
In 1535 Martin Luther wrote a little book on prayer for his barber, which included a helpful recommendation that believers pray through the Ten Commandments as a means to warm one’s heart to God. What can following Luther's example show us about living honestly before our neighbors?
In the real world of the twenty-first century, the Christian’s sojourn through our contemporary culture is very much like that of the Fellowship of the Ring's journey through the Mines of Moria.
The men and women in college and seminary are studying during an ongoing war–a spiritual war–and often the call of the front lines of full time ministry service in contrast to the present semesterly demands strains one to question if he is really in the right place pursing the right things.
God’s love for the world and desire to provide salvation is why God became man.
Dr. Jason Duesing, Academic Provost of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and College and author of the book Seven Summits in Church History, preaches from 1 Peter 1:3-12 in Midwestern Seminary's Daniel Lee Chapel.
For, as we live and serve at the end of the world, the six seminaries count it a joy to do whatever it takes to serve cooperating churches as they carry out their biblically designed task of seeing God's great name proclaimed to the ends of the earth.
The main action of The Lord of the Rings takes place, then, in the mythic space between Christmas, Christ’s birth, and the crucifixion, Christ’s death.
Since that time until our very own, humanity has been living at the verge of the end of the world, but that is not a cause for despair or hand-wringing.
In short, Baptists have had much to contribute to the church catholic when they have sought to build local churches and defend the freedom of religion with the Gospel and for the Gospel.
Testimonies arising from scores of churches all over the Golden State represent the Kingdom fruit of the gospel sown over the last 170 years.
Before Carl F.H. Henry became the premier evangelical theologian of the twentieth century, he first was a nominal Episcopalian in need of the mercy of God. Thankfully that mercy came through the air assault of a persistent widow.
In the various expressions of contemporary evangelicalism it is often easy to forget that the phrase “born again” is a biblical phrase, employed a verb, not an adjective.
More than merely what we can know, the hope that dwells within us is grounded in the resurrection power of Jesus Christ.
For evangelicals, the enduring relevance of Patrick of Ireland lies in a sacrificial heart motivated by the Great Commission and burdened for the lost.