He still loves to forgive, redeem, restore, and transform.
Within me is the longing for beauty, and the repulsion of non-beauty. I am convinced that I have the normal longings of all of us. We are made for beauty.
Jesus knew the Bible, and he used David's words to foretell the kind of battle he came to fight and the kind of victory he came to win.
Because God put Jesus away on the cross, he will never put us away.
Jude’s letter is emphatic that Jesus Christ is our only Savior, a teaching all the more pronounced through Jude’s litany of the sorrowfully condemned.
FTC.co asks Trillia Newbell, Director of Community Outreach for the ERLC, "What does the gospel say about body image?"
These are just three symptoms of my ailment. I have to stay aware of them, because when I am not consciously and intentionally directing my gaze to the glory of Christ, I can very easily get swept up in the winds of political discourse.
FTC.co asks Michael Kelley, Director of Discipleship at Lifeway Christian Resources, "Why don't more Christians pray for their daily bread?"
The road to apostasy is paved with indifference to the glory of Christ.
How would you live if you realized that nothing you fear could ever have the last word in your life?
Not knowing your spouse, never doing anything together, reading Bavinck by candlelight while she cleans up the kitchen, and feeling like her roommate is bad.
Envy is a feeling of bitterness that God has given something good to somebody else.
These were ordinary women. Much like us, they probably didn’t feel like they had particularly extraordinary lives.
A poem in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
We should see orthodoxy as beautiful because it is bigger than us. It came before us and will be there after we’re gone.
Tell me that God’s love doesn’t demand the willingness to lose everything and, in fact, does take quite a lot.
The testimony of the Bible from beginning to end says that laziness is wicked. But we don’t often look at it that way.
Left without a challenger, pride makes us into self-exalters who forget that we are here to magnify God and not ourselves.
FTC.co asks Dr. Jason K. Allen, President of Midwestern Seminary and Spurgeon College, "Why should pastors consider reading biographies?"
He doesn’t need our help. And he doesn’t need our permission.
These were not token women. They were essential participants in the fulfillment of God’s promises to Abraham and David.
May a new generation continue to follow Packer to make new discoveries like his of their own.
It is vital that you and I rightly discern and evaluate Satan. He is not to be trifled with nor buffooned, but in Christ, his back was utterly broken on Calvary’s hill.
All the fullness of God was pleased to dwell in a baby who couldn’t speak.
Show me a man or woman seeking the kingdom, and I will show you a man whom God supplies.
You cannot have a high view of Christ and a low view of the church at the same time.
Sin doesn’t make you more real. Sin makes you more dead.
Have you ever wondered at the fact that you wake up believing in Christ?
If the festivities of Christmas are proving too weak an antidote for what ails you, I want to help you for a moment look beyond the wrapping to the Gift
You cannot gain victory over temptation fighting the wrong battles.
No, Biblical Theology is not just theology that is biblical.
To grumble is to leak darkness when we were made to shine.
The good news is that Christ's death and resurrection set in motion a righting of the wrongs in this world.
Just as the Sherpa comes alongside his clients and helps organize, direct, assemble, and lead, the theological educator does the same for students.
How often has God told us in the Scriptures that he is good, but we choose our own golden calf?
The first thing you see may be the breaker box. Or boxes of church maintenance supplies. I’m always struck by the snow shovel leaning against the wall.
FTC.co asks Don Whitney, Professor of Biblical Spirituality at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, "What is the impact of neglecting the spiritual disciplines?"
While we may not feel the impact of silence for generations and to one day hear the news of the Messiah being born, we do have the promise of Jesus’ presence.
In valuing Christ we devalue all else for this object of our love, the treasure.
Death marks not the end, but the beginning for the believer.
The special value of General Revelation is that it calls the believer simultaneously to praise God and proclaim God.
His standards are the robes of Christ’s righteousness—they literally cannot be higher.
I’ve been told that becoming an older man guarantees more aches and pains. I hope it also means more hopeful discipling, and more earnest prayer. May the Lord help me.
The Bible reveals that while we are fixated on what we don’t have, God’s focus is on what we are becoming for the sake of His purpose.
The doctrines of systematic theology do not replace or stand over the Bible; rather, they provide definitions and summaries of certain key terms and themes that we encounter in the biblical story.
The flesh may counterfeit Spirit-fruit. But it cannot produce genuine fruit.
In a world of self-justifiers and wannabe gods, the idea of God’s wrath will always be the first domino the devil tries to topple.
When teaching or reading Genesis 1, we should focus on the sovereignty of God in creation and how important mankind is to him and to the flourishing of the world.
Luther was God’s wrecking ball. He was God’s appointed servant for such a time as the Protestant Reformation.
On Halloween night 1998 I threw a party in my apartment. I had girls, booze, weed, and cocaine. On that Halloween night, I was geared up for what I expected to be a good time. But my friend Dave didn’t respond like I expected he would.