Blog Archive

The Theology of Thanksgiving

Rich Gregory | November 20, 2018

As with many holidays, Thanksgiving is deeply rooted in Christian theology and practice. In the hearts and homes of the redeemed, the focus of Thanksgiving must not be on traditions or limited to a single day in late November. For us, giving thanks is to be a deeply spiritual exercise that naturally flows from a transformed heart.

Conversion: The Experience of Salvation

John MacArthur | November 15, 2018

Many elements of the doctrine of salvation are non-experiential—you don’t feel them when they occur. But there is one reality in salvation we do experience, and that is conversion. The true church is the society of the converted.

The Deceitfulness of Riches: 3 Lies Money Tells

Reagan Rose | November 6, 2018

In the Parable of the Sower, Jesus warns that the deceitfulness of riches chokes the Word that falls on thorny soil. But money is just a thing, how could it be deceitful? Or perhaps a better question, what exactly are the lies money tells? If we aren’t careful, even Christians can fall prey to these fiscal falsehoods.

Enduring the Storms of Life

Michael Mahoney | October 30, 2018

Psalm 46 was written as a refuge for God’s people in this age of suffering. Whatever storm we are facing, if God is our Savior and stronghold, we will not be shaken. Since God is the only real source of safety and security in times of great disaster and danger, the true believer need not fear because God’s protection and ultimate victory over the world is inevitable.

So You Want to Be an Expositor? Part 2

Gregory Harris | October 24, 2018

There is a clear distinction between Bible exposition and expository preaching. While these two tasks are related, they are not identical. If you want to be an expositor, you shouldn’t sermonize the text. You should strive to grow in your understanding of biblical truth.

So You Want to Be an Expositor? Part 1

Gregory Harris | October 23, 2018

Becoming a seasoned expositor of God’s Word requires a method or a series of specific steps. Equally important, however, is your starting point. Biblical exposition must start with reverence for God.

Are Science and Faith Compatible? Concept 3: The Programming Paradox

Mark Phillips | October 18, 2018

God reveals Himself in His Word and in the natural order of His creation, all the way down to the sub-cellular level. How grateful we are that He has invited us into an understanding of these processes. The infinite God who created billions of galaxies is also seen and glorified in the nano-world of irreducible complexity and circular causality of cellular machines, DNA-coding, and the DNA:protein paradox.

Are Science and Faith Compatible? Concept 2: The Cosmological Conundrum

Mark Phillips | October 17, 2018

A common practice of science is appealing to the best conclusion. Good science says the best conclusion about the origin of the universe is it had a beginning—thus a beginner, a creator. As the Bible says in Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”

Are Science and Faith Compatible? Concept 1: Atheism is Self-Denying

Mark Phillips | October 16, 2018

1 Peter 3:15 commands believers, “…always be prepared to give a reason for the hope that is within you…” So it is incumbent upon every Christian to comprehend some basic science that proactively supports biblical theism. Learning scientific support for God can seem intimidating, a task better left for the “experts” to handle. But you can grasp basic concepts in such a way as to present them with love and humility to an unbelieving world that erroneously embraces scientism.

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