Owen Strachan– Reenchanting Humanity: A Theology of Mankind

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Owen Strachan talk about helping Christian parents and pastors help children and Christians develop a biblical worldview, what mature Christian conversations look like, along with his new book, Reenchanting Humanity: A...

Finishing Strong

Philippians 1:18b-20, “Yes, and I will rejoice, for I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance, as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage...

Slow to Speak

The suffering of loved ones often comes unannounced, an unwelcomed intruder bent on stealing joy and hope. Without warning, we are thrust into the role of comforter, yearning to bring peace immediately through whatever means necessary – hugs, tears, and often far too...

Did You Know That Charles Spurgeon Struggled with Depression?

A Surprising Truth It comes as a surprise to some that Charles Spurgeon had a lifelong battle with depression. His reputation as a famed and powerful preacher, his cheery wit, and his cigar-smoking manliness might lead us to imagine there could never be a chink in his...

#35: A Corner of the Robe[Sermon]

Join Dave as he continues our 1 Samuel series looking at 1 Samuel 24:1-22.

How Theology Shapes the Prayers of Christians

Turning Meditation into Prayer How Our Theology Shapes Our Prayers from Crossway on Vimeo. How does our theological awareness show up in our prayers? That is a very good question. I think it shows itself in how we address God and it shows itself in what we pray about...

Holiness: The Beauty of Grace in the Christian

Crucified with Christ: How the Cross Kills Sin

The most graphic image that Scripture uses for the killing of sin is crucifixion. The cross has rightly stood at the center of Christian theology throughout church history. Crucifixion was so painful that a word was invented to describe it: excruciating, which...

Recommended Reading on Holiness

In this issue of Theology for Life Magazine, we’ve been considering the subject of holiness in the Christian life, and what that means for daily life and ministry. We understand that we haven’t covered everything on this topic, but it is our prayer that, hopefully,...

How Scripture Empowers Personal Holiness

Godliness, Christlikeness, and Christian spirituality all describe a Christian becoming more like God. The most powerful way to effect this change is by letting the Word of God dwell in one richly (Colossians 3:16). When one embraces Scripture without reservation, it...
Why We Need J.C. Ryle’s Teaching on Holiness Today

Why We Need J.C. Ryle’s Teaching on Holiness Today

There is a large, two-sided cart at my local library with a faded laminated sign that reads, “Books, a dollar a bag.” I make it a point to visit that cart every time I stop by in search of the proverbial needle in the haystack, and I am always struck by the number of...

Who is J.C. Ryle? An Interview with Ben Rogers

Who is J.C. Ryle? An Interview with Ben Rogers

T4L: Hello, Dr. Rogers, and welcome to Theology for Life Magazine. Can you tell us a bit about yourself, including the current ministries you are involved in? Ben Rogers: I am the husband of Christie, the father of Henry and Hugh, the pastor of a small church, and the...

Indicative and Imperative

Indicative and Imperative

Running, as a constant motif through Romans 6, is the interplay between what is called the indicative and the imperative. In the former mode, Paul insists that God has accomplished our decisive break with sin: “We died to sin” (Romans 6:2); “our old self was crucified...

The Necessity of Spiritual Discipline for Every Christian

The Necessity of Spiritual Discipline for Every Christian

Imagine a woman named Jane (a person you’ve never met). She is a mature and growing Christian who loves Jesus, gives wise counsel, and helps others come to know more about Jesus…but she does not pray, read her Bible, or go to church. What did you think as I describe...

Four Ways to Handle Temptation When It Comes

Four Ways to Handle Temptation When It Comes

How do you handle temptation? I’m not talking about the fleeting, seemingly benign thought of sin that may hold initial allure, but is easily dismissed (though we should be on guard against these kinds of thoughts, too). No, I’m talking about that moment when you’ve...

Union with Christ Drives Us To Extraordinary Prayer

Union with Christ Drives Us To Extraordinary Prayer

Many of us are dissatisfied with our prayer life. It could be that we never really got started on one. It may be that we are not entirely convinced of its importance. Most do not pray like Martin Luther, Jonathan Edwards, or George Whitfield. We don’t give four hours...