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...

Theology For Life

Tri-perspectivalism: How This Concept Impacts the Church An Interview with John Frame

T4L: Today we are interviewing Dr. John Frame. Thank you very much for agreeing to do this interview with Theology for Life Magazine, Dr. Frame. Can you tell us a bit about your life, marriage, and ministry? Dr. Frame: I was born in Pittsburgh in 1939, received Jesus...

Our Better Hope: Eight Priestly Comforts for Times of Need

It was a heartbreaking sight. The wild turkey had dashed onto the road, frantically scurrying its skinny legs in a sprint for its life as a line of cars came barreling head-on. As I drove on a narrow, two-lane country road, I had enough distance to slow down and let...

Perseverance and the High Priestly Ministry of Jesus

Jesus has entered the heavenly sanctuary on our behalf. He has gone there as forerunner, a designation found only here in the New Testament, but which appears in a variety of athletic and military contexts of the Hellenistic world. In Hebrews, where the term is...
Being an Eeyore in the Midst of Ministry

Being an Eeyore in the Midst of Ministry

One of my favorite characters in the Disney pantheon is a small stuffed donkey everyone knows by the name of Eeyore. He’s quaint, he’s rustic, he is down to earth, but most of all he is the epitome of the human condition when it comes to doubt. Often times in my life...

The Importance of Complaining to God

The Importance of Complaining to God

Many Christians simply do not know how to talk to God. And we are particularly uncomfortable talking to God about our discontent, grief, or pain. Yet, the Bible actually models for us how to do this very thing. The Bible encourages us to bring our discontent to God in...

How Susie Spurgeon Dealt with Doubt

How Susie Spurgeon Dealt with Doubt

“Because the LORD loved you.” (Deuteronomy 7:8) Doubts and questions often cloud our joy by covering up the rays of clarity. Doubts may come from outside (the world and Satan), but more often they well up inside of us—especially those of us who are prone to timidity...

Is This a Dream? Engaging Today’s Cultural Reality with Hope

Is This a Dream? Engaging Today’s Cultural Reality with Hope

If we shadows have offended, Think but this (and all is mended) That you have but slumbered here, While these visions did appear. –Puck’s Epilogue, A Midsummer’s Night Dream It was only a dream. This is how Shakespeare decided to reconcile the chaos he created in the...

Anti-Intellectualism, Doubt, and the Christian Mind

Anti-Intellectualism, Doubt, and the Christian Mind

Often, it’s thought in our secular culture that Christians are anti-intellectual. They believe this because often Christians give the impression that they have “blind faith” with nothing to intellectually back it up. I say give the impression not to suggest that...

Counseling Doubters

Counseling Doubters

You do not have to be a counselor to be well acquainted with doubt. At some point doubt plagues all of us and we engage with doubters as we journey with others in the ups and downs of life. As a counselor I deal with this issue of doubt all the time and in this short...

Face Your Doubt, Then Fight It

Face Your Doubt, Then Fight It

One of the hard things about struggling with doubt is this accompanying second-hand problem—where you are not only feeling doubts, but you're feeling guilty for feeling doubts. The Bible never says that doubt is a good thing—because faith trusts. But, on the other...

Helping Counsel Those with Anxiety and Doubt

Helping Counsel Those with Anxiety and Doubt

When Christ saved me from legalism and led me a saving knowledge of Him, tendrils of legalism remained wrapped on me. Every sin I caught myself in was further ammunition I used against any assurance of salvation I had. As I stood worshipping alongside my friends at my...

Dear Timothy: Set Your Eyes on Faithfulness

Dear Timothy: Set Your Eyes on Faithfulness

Dear Timothy, Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. My dear brother in Christ, the world will try to press you into its God-denying mold when it comes to gauging your success in ministry. The world, and perhaps a good many well-meaning,...

Confronting Doubt with the Promises of God

Confronting Doubt with the Promises of God

There are growing pains in our home. I have a preteen and a teen and each day I witness my children stretch and grow and mature into young men. The growing process isn’t easy, as youth hover somewhere between childhood and adulthood. It’s often an awkward season....

How Can Doubt Give Way to Assurance of Salvation?

How Can Doubt Give Way to Assurance of Salvation?

Mary came into my office to discuss a personal dilemma she was facing. She had recently applied to a missions agency to be considered for an international ministry assignment. In an initial interview with the agency, she had struggled to articulate an adequate answer...

Science and the Bible? A Case for the Biblical Worldview

Science and the Bible? A Case for the Biblical Worldview

Ever heard one of these claims? Perhaps you’ve even said one yourself. Over the years, we’ve heard them all—but they’re all false, or at least they imply a falsehood. Common claims by Non-Christians: Science proves the Bible is wrong. Evolution is science, but the...