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Knowing Your Roots: The Place of Church History in the Christian Life
Knowing Your Roots: The Place of Church History in the Christian Life

Knowing Your Roots: The Place of Church History in the Christian Life

In recent weeks I’ve been asked a couple of questions that go along the lines of something like this “Why do you study Church History so much?” or even better “Why do you always lead off your sermons with some historical illustration, how is that applicable to me...

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A Short History of Catechisms and A Review of The New City Catechism
A Short History of Catechisms and A Review of The New City Catechism

A Short History of Catechisms and A Review of The New City Catechism

For the last year and a half I’ve had the privilege of using Tim Keller’s, New City Catechism. In this review I will give you the definition of catechesis, a brief history of catechisms in the Church,  as well as a few thoughts on how New City Catechism would be...

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Albert Mohler – Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?
Albert Mohler – Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?

Albert Mohler – Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?

A statement made by a professor at a leading evangelical college has become a flashpoint in a controversy that really matters. In explaining why she intended to wear a traditional Muslim hijab over the holiday season in order to symbolize solidarity with her Muslim...

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Tim Keller and Mark Dever – Why Lloyd-Jones Matters Today
Tim Keller and Mark Dever – Why Lloyd-Jones Matters Today

Tim Keller and Mark Dever – Why Lloyd-Jones Matters Today

Few preachers have impacted Reformed evangelicalism like Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899–1981). Though he died 34 years ago, his writings and sermons continue to shape Christians today. Why does the ministry of this 20th-century British minister continue to resonate with...

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Three Essentials of Discipleship According to Herman Bavinck
Three Essentials of Discipleship According to Herman Bavinck

Three Essentials of Discipleship According to Herman Bavinck

You probably haven’t read much, if anything, by Herman Bavinck. I hadn’t either, but after hearing what impact he had on some ministers that I deeply respected, I decided to take the plunge and purchase his seminal masterpiece, Reformed Dogmatics, a four-volume,...

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John Calvin – One Who Rightly Handled the Word of God
John Calvin – One Who Rightly Handled the Word of God

John Calvin – One Who Rightly Handled the Word of God

2 Timothy 2:15 reads, “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth." This is a biblical text that is applicable to all students of the Scripture. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 teaches that,...

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John Owen on the Proper End and Design of Evangelical Truth
John Owen on the Proper End and Design of Evangelical Truth

John Owen on the Proper End and Design of Evangelical Truth

The gospel-centered movement may be new, but gospel-centeredness itself isn’t a novelty. Love for the gospel lies at the center of the rich heritage of evangelicalism, reaching back hundreds of years. I’m (very) slowly plodding through The Works of John Owen, the...

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Book Review – Church History Volume Two: From Pre-Reformation to the Present Day The Rise and Growth of the Church in Its Cultural, Intellectual, and Political Context

Book Review – Church History Volume Two: From Pre-Reformation to the Present Day The Rise and Growth of the Church in Its Cultural, Intellectual, and Political Context

Church history is likely one of the most neglected topics in evangelical theology today. With the resurgence in conversation on the Gospel and other related topics what is missing in this is a resurgence of interest in church history. While the Puritans and...

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Book Review – Wesley on the Christian Life: The Heart Renewed in Love (Theologians on the Christian Life)

Book Review – Wesley on the Christian Life: The Heart Renewed in Love (Theologians on the Christian Life)

One of the most important figures in the First Great Awakening was John Wesley. His influence was felt far and wide during his lifetime and even today in Methodism and across several different Protestant denominations. His role as a church planter, preacher,...

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Book Review – Rediscovering the Church Fathers: Who They Were and How They Shaped The Church
Book Review – Rediscovering the Church Fathers: Who They Were and How They Shaped The Church

Book Review – Rediscovering the Church Fathers: Who They Were and How They Shaped The Church

Rediscovering the Church Fathers: Who They Were and How They Shaped The Church is written by Michael A. G. Haykin, Professor of church history and Spirituality at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. This book explores the importance of the church fathers to...

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Justification: The “Lost” Doctrine in the American Pulpit
Justification: The “Lost” Doctrine in the American Pulpit

Justification: The “Lost” Doctrine in the American Pulpit

I am so very thankful for the recent resurgence among the “Young, Restless, and Reformed”—as Collin Hanson with The Gospel Coalition would call it—who preach the gospel and it’s core doctrine of justification by faith alone week by week. Sadly, this is not the case...

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