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Why Study Church History? Part 4

Nathan Busenitz | August 20, 2015

Why Study Church History? Part 1 Why Study Church History? Part 2 Why Study Church History? Part 3 8. Because just as we can learn from the good examples of faithful Christians (see Reason #7), we likewise have much to learn from those who failed at various points. It is an old cliché, but often […]

Why Study Church History? Part 3

Nathan Busenitz | August 19, 2015

Why Study Church History? Part 1 Why Study Church History? Part 2 5. Because sound doctrine has been guarded and passed down by faithful generations throughout history. In 2 Timothy 2:2, Paul told his son in the faith: “The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will […]

Why Study Church History? Part 2

Nathan Busenitz | August 18, 2015

Read, Why Study Church History? Part 1 2. Because God is at work in history. Conversely, history is a testimony to God’s sovereign providence. Pardon the cliché, but it really is His story. Everything is working according to His plans, and He is orchestrating all of it for His eternal glory (cf. 1 Cor. 15:20–28). God declares […]

Why Study Church History? Part 1

Nathan Busenitz | August 17, 2015

A week from tomorrow, I will make my way to a classroom full of (mostly) first-year seminary students. I can imagine it already. When I open the door, there will be the inevitable and slightly uncomfortable pause in the hubbub of pre-class conversation. It is the awkward moment every teacher experiences at the start of a new semester […]

The Trivialization of Truth

John MacArthur | August 7, 2015

Today’s article is a continuation from yesterday’s post, as Dr. MacArthur concludes his discussion on how Christians engage with social media. You can find the previous posts in this series here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. Trivializing Truth None other than National Public Radio recently lamented the growing trivialization of values in American society. In […]

Putting the ME in Media

John MacArthur | August 6, 2015

Today’s article is a continuation from yesterday’s post. In this post, Dr. MacArthur cautions believers against using social media to foster sins of pride and self-promotion. Putting the ME in Media If there is one word that perhaps best describes social media it is this: self-promotion. The narcissism fostered by status updates and tweets is undeniable. And […]

Wasted Words and Wasting Time

John MacArthur | August 5, 2015

Today’s article is a continuation from yesterday’s post, as Dr. MacArthur provides a pastoral perspective on how Christians can think discerningly about how to use social media. Every Careless Word The book of Proverbs tells us that, “He who spreads slander is a fool. When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, but he who […]

Social Media and Digital Discernment

John MacArthur | August 4, 2015

* Editor’s note: This article was originally penned in 2010 for Pulpit magazine. Though written five years ago, it provides timely reminders for those who minister in a media-saturated society. Twenty-five years ago Neil Postman observed that television had become an American “necessity” and lamented its effects on society. He correctly described the culture of the 1980s as […]

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