Biblical History, Creation, and The Existence of God

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, "Does God exist?" What you’ll hear in this episode The Bible’s teaching about the character of God. Miracles Are Not Always Reliable for Producing Faith. Miracles Are Not a Cure for Unbelief. God has revealed...

Christian: You Are a Priest

Christian: You Are a Priest from Crossway on Vimeo. The Reality of Our Identity The mind reels as soon as we say the word priest. We have all kinds of connotations. One is if we run back into the Old Testament, we see old men with long beards and fancy garments. If we...

Honoring Christ’s Servants

Philippians 2:29–30, "29 So receive him in the Lord with all joy, and honor such men, 30 for he nearly died for the work of Christ, risking his life to complete what was lacking in your service to me." Epaphroditus, whose work we read about in Philippians 2:25–30, was...

The Dangers of Pride and Pursuing Genuine Humility

Ministry service is a noble task for one to be called to. The Apostle Paul tells young Timothy, “if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do” (1 Timothy 3:1). What better way to live one’s life than in service to the Lord? For it...

Why Wisdom Is More than an Intellectual Pursuit

Why Wisdom Is More Than an Intellectual Pursuit from Crossway on Vimeo. Reverence for God Wisdom is a really important element in doing theology because the alternative is to do theology in a foolish way. I don’t think any of us wants to do that. But what does wisdom...

The Severity of Epaphroditus’ Illness

Philippians 2:27–28, "27 Indeed he was ill, near to death. But God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. 28 I am the more eager to send him, therefore, that you may rejoice at seeing him again, and that I may be...

Reviews

Entrusted with the Gospel: Paul’s Theology in the Pastoral Epistles

The discipline known as Pauline studies has certainly had its share of ups and downs over the years. Furthermore, much ink has been spilled on the subject of Paul and the New Testament epistles he wrote. Thus to a certain degree, there can be a sense of confusion as...

Book Review – Preparing Your Teens For College: Faith, Friends, Finances, and Much More

In my early teens into my twenties I was both a good student and a bad student. In middle school I was almost a straight A student. Then came high school. In high school I hardly showed up to class and when I did I would read a book instead of listening to the...

Book Review – The Unfinished Church

Have you ever heard someone say, “I love Jesus, but I hate His church?” Let’s be honest, the church has done some hurtful things to the world in the name of Jesus. Perhaps you’ve been hurt, either in word or deed or by someone at church, or you have painful memories...

Book Review – Problems Of Christian Leadership

One of the central issues of our day is leadership. The decline of morality outside the church and the many scandals inside the Church among Christian leaders have caused many to question the importance and validity of the church. The real issue and one that is rarely...

Book Review – The New Calvinism Considered

I am a Calvinist, and have been for the greater part of my Christian life. In all honestly, I feel like I am a somewhat unique breed of a Calvinist (at least in the Southeastern United States) since I don't mind being labeled as one even though I don't agree with John...

Review of “Five Points” by John Piper

John Piper, Five Points: Towards a Deeper Experience of God’s Grace (Ross-Shire, UK: Christian Focus Publications, 2013). Ppb, 94 pgs. $8.99. Mark Dever, pastor of Capital Hill Baptist Church, recently articulated 12 sources God has used to reinvigorate Reformed...

Book Review – The Golden Years: Healthy Aging and The Older Adult

There is a sobering reality of one's mortality that kicks in when you read a book on healthcare, and especially when said book is focused on healthcare for people who are age 65 and up. The truth is that I am already in my 30's, so 65 no longer appears very old to me....