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.

Mar 20

Your Church Needs Biblical Theology by Russell L. Meek

Biblical theology shows us that this covenant was superseded in a way we couldn’t imagine.

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.

Apr 1

You Believe the Prosperity Gospel by Jared C. Wilson

Here are 4 ways ordinary evangelicals like you and me sometimes fall prey to a kind of prosperity gospel in our thinking.

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, 2017

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.

Jun 27

Why the Church Still Needs Immutability

A Conversation with Six Pastors and Scholars About an Attribute That Matters

A classical Christian understanding of God’s immutability would maintain that God cannot – and need not! – change even by a divine decision to alter himself. 

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 . . .

Jun 13, 2017

Why Inerrancy Matters by Albert Mohler

Series: 2017 For The Church Phoenix Micro-Conference

Dr. Albert Mohler, President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY.

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.

Feb 19, 2018

Why Every Christian Must be a Theologian by Jared C. Wilson

Laypeople have no biblical warrant to leave the duty of doctrine up to pastors and professors alone.

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.

Oct 18, 2018

Why Doctrine Still Matters by Scott Sauls

Culture will shift, our feelings will shift, and human opinion will shift. But truth will not.

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?"

Aug 21

When I First Confronted Religious Pluralism by Jason K. Allen

Believing, teaching, and defending the truth should be a priority for every Christian.

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.

Aug 14

When God Calls by David McLemore

The abundance of God comes in part in this life, but in fullness only later. 

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.

Aug 3, 2018

What the Bible Teaches about Hell by H.B. Charles, Jr.

The good news the Lord Jesus Christ is God’s response to the bad news of eternal punishment for personal sin.

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.

Feb 4

What is Baptism in the Holy Spirit? by Jared C. Wilson

Jesus promised that we would be baptized by the Holy Spirit. What on earth can that mean?

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?"

Mar 26

What Does It Mean for God to Be Our Father? by Fred Zaspel

Even if your earthly father was a failure, here you come to experience fatherly love in its ideal. Here is a Father who has committed himself to provide for us, his children, in exactly every way we need, and he has promised to direct our every step for our good and his glory.​

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.

May 6, 2018

We Dwell in Him by Charles Spurgeon

Will you take my Master's house on a lease for all eternity, with nothing to pay for it, nothing but the ground-rent of loving and serving him forever?

Oct 23

We Are Not Omni-Anything by Allyson Todd

All our longing for God-likeness is only wrong when we strive for it in and of ourselves.

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.

Oct 21

Understanding the Mosaic of the Atonement by Katie McCoy

While the attributes of God’s wrath and God’s love may seem to clash to our spiritual ears, they were in perfect harmony in Jesus’ death on the cross. 

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 13

Toward a Trinitarian Ecclesiology by Matt Capps

In the doctrine of the Trinity, the church is given a pattern for unity and participation in mission.

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."