Blog Posts by Mark Jones

J.I. Packer on "Cultivating Awe in the Presence of God"

Article by   September 2015
Our readers may be interested in this video, which looks at topics such as Cultivating Awe in the Presence of God, Christian Meditation and Knowing Christ. J.I. Packer is always worth listening to. We did manage to talk about his writing style,... continue

The Difficulty of Prayer (and a solution)

Article by   September 2015
Prayer is not easy. I find that true myself, but others whom I respect have also given testimony to the difficulty of prayer. Some chaps make it sound easy; if they spend hours a day in the tent of meeting,... continue

In Defense of Piper

Article by   September 2015
I've been told that some folk are taking issue with John Piper's Foreword to Thomas Schreiner's book on justification. According to Piper, who agrees with Schreiner, we are "right with God by faith alone" but we do not "attain heaven... continue

The Importance of Friendship for Theology

Article by   September 2015
"In this world two things are essential: a healthy life and friendship..." - AugustineHow do we develop our theology as Christians who take seriously the call to "grow in the grace and knowledge of our savior, Jesus Christ"? I've sometimes enjoyed... continue

Pastor-scholar? Not likely...

Article by   September 2015
The so-called pastor-scholar...This is a term I'm starting to feel a little suspicious about, especially if the words "pastor" and "scholar" are not going to be diluted regarding their meaning or compromised regarding the quality demanded of each "job". Why?Because the... continue

A Dangerous Posting

Article by   August 2015
Paul Tripp felt it necessary to comment on the breakdown in the marriage between Tullian Tchvidjian and his wife, Kim.I understand that Tripp is a counselor with a lot of experience, and a sort of expert that many look to... continue

Ashley Madison: Faithlessness

Article by   August 2015
"... be sure your sin will find you out" (Num. 32:23).Ashley. Madison. Two words that will not be forgotten by millions of people for as long as they live.Divorce lawyers in some cities are not even answering their phones.Computer hackers are... continue

ThingsJesusNeverSaid

Article by   August 2015
Trending on Twitter recently was the hashtag: #ThingsJesusNeverSaid It was a case of the good, the bad, the ugly, the downright blasphemous, and occasionally humorous. Such tweets included: "Go to Yale Divinity School""The old covenant is a republication of the covenant of... continue

We Distinguish: The Importance of Theological Distinctions

Article by   August 2015
If I had my way regarding theological training, I'd attempt to help students master the basic theological distinctions from the era of Protestant scholasticism. Those who think "scholastic" is a bad word probably don't know much about scholasticism. Truth be... continue

Interview on the Atonement and Hypothetical Universalism

Article by   August 2015
Historical theology is an important discipline for the church. There are views that have been held by Reformed theologians in the past that I don't necessarily agree with, but must nevertheless do my best to understand so that I know... continue
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