Be Excellent as Christ Is Excellent

Be Grounded in God’s Own Glory and Excellence As Daniel Harrington and James Keenan contend, “From an ethical viewpoint, the end is the quintessential point of departure, since strong ethical systems always start with the end. The goal always defines the agenda being...

The Necessity of the Atonement

We’ve been looking at the atonement in our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones. First, we looked at a few theories of the atonement that don’t do justice to the teaching of Scripture. Then, we looked at the biblical teaching of the...

Husband of One Wife and Fighting Sexual Sin

On today’s Warriors of Grace episode, Dave talks about what it means to be a husband of one wife, along with providing strategies to learn to fight sexual sin with Scripture, joy in the Lord, and other practical guidance. What you’ll hear in this episode What it means...

John Knox: The Founder of the Presbyterian Church

When we consider the Reformers, we may picture strong men and women with booming voices that echoed around the gathered crowd. We picture them as fearless, rebuking whoever contradicted the true teachings of Scripture, calling out heresy for what it was. But this...

Christ-Centered Teaching: How His Kingdom Comes

Introduction What is the message we have to preach, but this? “The kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Recently I preached this core Christian message. It was recorded, and subsequently broadcast on several sites that ended up on the Internet. I often receive replies to...

Tim Chester- Truth We Can Touch: How Baptism and Communion Shape Our Lives

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Tim Chester talk about the purpose and nature of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, how Christian’s shared stories give them identity and shape the way they live, along with his new book, Truth We Can Touch: How Baptism and...

Standing for Life in a Culture of Death

Standing for Life in a Culture of Death

Few issues are as volatile and as least understood as the issue of abortion. People today on the pro-choice side of the debate make two arguments. The first is that they are autonomous individuals, therefore, able to make choices that only impact their own lives. This...

Helping Adoptive Parents

I was speaking at a conference on my book, After They Are Yours: The Grace and Grit of Adoption (Cruciform Press, 2014). I was talking openly and transparently about my wife’s and my struggles as adoptive parents, our failures, and our hopes. As I did, there were 4 or...

The Center of Pro-Life Conviction: Adoption, Abortion, and the Holy Embryo

"But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying,...
Lessons on the Journey of Adoption

Lessons on the Journey of Adoption

Lessons on the Journey of Adoption I love to speak and write, but I am not a storyteller. In the adoption world story is king. The story of a child languishing in an orphanage across the ocean can pull on the hearts and minds of prospective adoptive parents and they...

Think Adoption

Think Adoption

“For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship (adoption). And by him we cry, ‘Abba, Father.” (Romans 8:15) Two years ago, my wife and I adopted our daughter. I can only imagine what it must be like to be...

Recommended by Books on Abortion and Adoption

Recommended by Books on Abortion and Adoption

This season at Servants of Grace, we’ve been considering the topic of abortion and adoption. We are living in a time many people are rediscovering the adoption and practice of adoption, along with understanding the horrors of abortion. With this issue of Theology for...