Author: Craig Hurst

The New Believer’s Guide to the Christian Life by Alex Early

In describing her new found faith in Christ, Rosaria Butterfield described her conversion as a crisis of worldview. Everything she thought she knew and believed about herself and the world was destroyed, and it was painful. It was like heart surgery without the anesthesia. When you come to faith in Christ you come to learn that you do not shape your identity, God does in Christ. Your identity in Christ shapes who you are as a Christian. Often times, in the early stages of discipleship with new believer’s, well-meaning seasoned Christian’s jump right to the do’s and don’ts of...

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An Interview with Dr. Robert Carter

T4L: Hello, Dr. Carter! Could you give us the elevator ride introduction to yourself and your ministry? Dr. Carter: Creation Ministries International was started in Australia nearly 40 years ago. Today, we have an international team of about 30 speakers operating out of seven different English-speaking countries. I believe we employ more PhD scientists than any other Christian ministry in the world. We publish Creation Magazine and the Journal of Creation, dozens of books and DVDs, and host a massive and comprehensive website, Creation.com. I am amazed to even be able to work with so many fine people. As...

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Designed to Lead & Eric Geiger & Kevin Peck

“The primary purpose for our leadership mandate is to make known the glory of God by leading others to flourish in God’s design.” (62) Is there a connection between discipleship and leadership? Where do leaders come from? Are all disciples leaders? What role does the Church play in leadership development? In an effort to answer these questions and more that Eric Geiger and Kevin Peck have written Designed to Lead: The Church and Leadership Development (B&H, 2016). For decades there have been books written, seminars and conferences dedicated to, and entire models made and revolutionized around the idea of...

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Ephesians: Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament by Benjamin L. Merkle

The Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament series (EGGNT) has recently added the next installment on Ephesians by Benjamin L. Merkle. Merkle is a professor of New Testament and Greek at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC and is the editor of their journal Southeastern Theological Review. Series Summary The commentary is based solely on the Greek of the New Testament primarily using the fifth edition of the United Bible Societies’ Greek New Testament. The book divides Ephesians into pericopes by its Greek text, block diagrams, exegetes phrase-by-phrase, and gives a rationale for the translation given along with...

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The Message of the Twelve by Richard Alan Fuhr & Gary E. Yates

While we would not expect those who do not believe in the Bible to affirm its relevance for today, we should not expect Christians to think likewise. With that said, there are a number of Christians who do not see the relevance of all sixty-six books of the Bible. One group of books in the Bible to which Christians struggle finding value and relevance is the Minor Prophets. Admittedly, the Minor Prophets do not show up on the top three most-loved books of the Bible by Christians nor are many “life verses” chosen from them. But, when readers of these twelve...

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