Author: James Forbis

Who is Martin Luther?

500 Years of the Reformation Why We Need Revival and Reformation Today   When tasked with writing about Martin Luther there are many ways in which one can approach the man. There are books on his influence on the Christian life, biographies aplenty, commentaries on his Tabletalk’s, commentaries on his letters and writings, there are even books devoted to the sheer volume of pithy sayings he had. I myself am quite fond of The Wit of Martin Luther and find the collection of sayings to be useful in sermon prep or whenever I want to rib one of my...

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The Unquenchable Flame: Discovering the Heart of the Reformation by Mike Reeves

The Unquenchable Flame: Discovering the Heart of the Reformation Reviewed by James Forbis The Unquenchable Flame: Discovering the Heart of the Reformation, by Michael Reeves, may be the most important book you can read this year in preparation for (or in celebration of) the 500th anniversary of the Reformation on October 31st. Although this book was published and released in 2010, it is important for pastors, lay leaders, and Christians of all stripes to be familiar with, and understand why, the Reformation still matters and must continue on. Reeves does a masterful job weaving the narrative of Martin Luther’s...

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Dear Seminarian Join a Local Church

Dear Seminarian, I am writing to you to congratulate you and encourage you on your next great adventure in life. Seminary is a blessing from God to take part in. It is something only a select few ever get to endure and appreciate. In seminary, you will hone your skills in hermeneutics, apologetics, and preaching. You will develop lifelong relationships that can span hundreds of miles and countless ministry opportunities. Seminary will undoubtedly be one of the most challenging adventures you will ever embark on though due to the rigorous study and sacrifice that goes into it. Seminary will...

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Gluttony

The saying goes that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and for me, this has proven to be true on more than one occasion. I love food. I love cooking food, creating dishes, and mimicking cooking techniques of some of my favorite celebrity chefs like Bobby Flay, Geoffrey Zakarian, and Mario Batali. I enjoy the good pleasures a freshly prepared meal by my own hands brings. The Disney-Pixar movie “Ratatouille” is one of my favorites because it centers around cooking and the pleasures that come from it, both ethereal and physical. All this to be...

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Episode 77- Pornography, Purity, and Sex Trafficking

Welcome to the seventy-seventh episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, James Forbis interviews Dave Jenkins on pornography, purity, and sex trafficking. What you’ll hear in this episode: How the Lord brought Dave out of the sin of pornography. Pastoral issues that come up when dealing with people addicted to pornography. How to minister to someone struggling with an addiction to pornography. How complementarians should think and talk about porn as it relates to biblical manhood and womahood. How the sex trafficking and sex slavery market is tied into the porn industry. Some key players who are committed...

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