God's Ambassadors: Advice for Preachers

Article by   November 2016
If a hundred preachers could agree on advice to be given to other ministers, it would probably be worth weighing their wisdom on the subject. This is just what the Westminster Assembly offered in a "sub-directory" on preaching within the body's larger Directory for Worship. continue

Nothing Like It in All the World

Recently, in my Bible reading, I came to the book of Jonah (I've been working through the Minor Prophets). It struck me how remarkable this message is compared to everything else in the ancient world. Homer was a contemporary of...
Posted December 9, 2016 @ 8:56 AM by Richard D. Phillips

Fractured and Divisive - Called to Live with Hope

As many are conflicted or unsure of the proper response to the outcome of the recent election, one thing is certain, Christians are poised to love and serve their neighbors as they work to bring peace and reconciliation. The...
Posted December 6, 2016 @ 8:09 PM by Robert Brady

Running the Race of Redemption

"If I had died in the line of duty, I don't think that I would have come to Christ. If I had been shot, I would have worn that as a badge of heroism. But when God gave me cancer,...
Posted December 5, 2016 @ 12:09 PM by Nick Batzig

Spiritual Despair: Consciousness of Despair

A piercing observer of the human condition, Søren Kierkegaard argues that despair is the sickness unto death. The very structure of being human is such that we can only be what we were created to be and are called...
Posted December 5, 2016 @ 9:48 AM by Bruce Baugus

More Mercy in Christ than Sin in Us

In his book The Bruised Reed, Richard Sibbes famously wrote, "We have this for a foundation truth, that there is more mercy in Christ than sin in us." Here is one of those oft repeated statements of Gospel assurance...
Posted December 2, 2016 @ 8:50 AM by Nick Batzig

A Cross-Shaped View of God's Attributes

Talk of God's attributes that is not tethered to concrete stories of God's dealings with his people in history tends toward abstraction (and so away from doxology, where all talk of God should end). The same is true, of course,...
Posted November 30, 2016 @ 1:21 PM by Aaron Denlinger

The Lectio Continua Expository Commentary on the New Testament

I love reading commentaries and have many of them: technical commentaries, semi-technical commentaries, devotional commentaries, practical commentaries, evangelical and Reformed commentaries. Recently, I received three volumes in the new Lectio ContinuaI Expository Commentary on the New Testament (LCECNT).1 This series...
Posted November 29, 2016 @ 11:39 AM by Rob Ventura

Shusaku's Silence

Some readers may be curious about the forthcoming Martin Scorsese film, Silence. The story follows two Jesuit priests (played by Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who leave Portugal in order to discover the fate of Father Ferreira (Liam Neeson), a...
Posted November 28, 2016 @ 10:10 AM by Adam Parker
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