Holiness and Morality (Paul Helm)

March 12, 2018Paul Helm

In his great work, a Discourse on the Holy Spirit: His Name, Nature, Personality, Operations and Effects ….(in Vol. 3 of the Goold edition) John Owen devotes an entire book (two hundred pages) to the sanctification of the saints. For him sanctification is as much the immediate work of God’s as is regeneration. He cites … Read More

Praying to the glory of God (part 3)

March 8, 2018Prayer

When should we pray? Such a question sounds a bit strange when pitted with other more natural prayer questions like why and how. But I ask this question in order to prompt specific reflection on planning to pray. We can speak in platitudes about the importance of prayer, the necessity of prayer, and the content … Read More

Praying to the glory of God (part 2)

March 7, 2018Prayer

How do we pray? In his book, A Call to Spiritual Reformation: Priorities from Paul and His Prayers, D. A. Carson observes, “One of the foundational steps in knowing God, and one of the basic demonstrations that we do know God, is prayer—spiritual, persistent, biblically minded prayer. . . . We have learned to organize, build … Read More

Praying to the glory of God (part 1)

March 6, 2018Prayer

The simple truth is that most Christians, myself included, don’t pray as we should. So even as I write three posts on the subject of prayer, I’m speaking to myself as well as to any readers. My three posts will answer three questions regarding prayer (why do we pray, how do we pray, and when … Read More

Three Reasons to Include a Concise Summary of the Gospel in Every Sermon

March 2, 2018Timothy Raymond

Among conservative evangelicals, there’s a longstanding, friendly debate over whether or not every sermon should include a concise summary of the gospel message.  By this I’m not talking about the use of a gospel-centered hermeneutic which connects every passage of Scripture to the person and work of Jesus, say, the approach to Bible interpretation taught by Graeme Goldsworthy or Edmund … Read More

Offering the Love of God to Our Children

March 1, 2018Family

“But I don’t know how to love!” The statement caught my husband and I off guard. We turned our eyes away from our frustrated four year old and stared at each other in disbelief. Sometimes the most profound statements have a way of simply slipping out of the mouths of children and this was one … Read More

Immutability and Impassibility: Essential Truths in an Uncertain World

February 28, 2018Attributes of God

In a world of uncertain and constant change, believers in Jesus Christ need to learn or relearn two vital words—immutability and impassibility. While to many in the church, these twin doctrines about God may seem like esoteric and unnecessary truths, especially when they are weighed down by depression, broken relationships, or nagging addictions, I think … Read More

Gazing on His Beauty (Fred Zaspel)

February 27, 2018Fred Zaspel

In Psalm 27:4 the Psalmist-Prophet-King David unveils the deepest longings of his heart.  “One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his … Read More

Interviews with Billy Graham

February 22, 2018Audio

With the passing of Billy Graham, and the many tributes to him in the last two days, we would like to draw your attention to a few videos, some honoring Graham, others interviews with Graham.

John Owen and the biblical priority of holiness (Michael Haykin)

February 21, 2018Michael Haykin

Like many other Evangelicals who encountered John Owen’s writings through the Banner of Truth reprint of the nineteenth-century standard edition, it was for me a literally life-changing experience. I have been intrigued by his life and erudition, as well as his friendship with Oliver Cromwell and John Bunyan (Bunyan drew upon his character for one … Read More

All 10 video interviews with Matthew Barrett available

February 19, 2018Audio, Matthew Barrett

Over the past two weeks we have been posting video interviews with executive editor of Credo Magazine, Matthew Barrett, based on his book God’s Word Alone: The Authority of Scripture (Zondervan).  Recently, he sat down with Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is Associate Professor of Christian Theology, to discuss the doctrine of scripture and its relevance for … Read More

How does sola scriptura square with the other authorities in the Christian’s life? Video interview with Matthew Barrett

February 16, 2018Matthew Barrett

Executive editor of Credo Magazine, Matthew Barrett, is the author of God’s Word Alone: The Authority of Scripture (Zondervan).  Recently, he sat down with Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is Associate Professor of Christian Theology, to discuss the doctrine of scripture and its relevance for the church today. In the next two weeks, we will be posting … Read More

How can we hold to the perspicuity of Scripture when there is so much in it that confuses Christians? Video interview with Matthew Barrett

February 15, 2018Matthew Barrett, Scripture

Executive editor of Credo Magazine, Matthew Barrett, is the author of God’s Word Alone: The Authority of Scripture (Zondervan).  Recently, he sat down with Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is Associate Professor of Christian Theology, to discuss the doctrine of scripture and its relevance for the church today. In the next two weeks, we will be posting … Read More

What do we mean when we say the Bible is inerrant? Video interview with Matthew Barrett

February 14, 2018Matthew Barrett, Scripture

Executive editor of Credo Magazine, Matthew Barrett, is the author of God’s Word Alone: The Authority of Scripture (Zondervan).  Recently, he sat down with Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is Associate Professor of Christian Theology, to discuss the doctrine of scripture and its relevance for the church today. In the next two weeks, we will be posting … Read More

What does the Bible say about its own origin? Video interview with Matthew Barrett

February 13, 2018Matthew Barrett, Scripture

Executive editor of Credo Magazine, Matthew Barrett, is the author of God’s Word Alone: The Authority of Scripture (Zondervan).  Recently, he sat down with Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is Associate Professor of Christian Theology, to discuss the doctrine of scripture and its relevance for the church today. In the next two weeks, we will be posting … Read More

What does the Bible reveal about God himself? Video interview with Matthew Barrett

February 12, 2018Matthew Barrett, Scripture

Executive editor of Credo Magazine, Matthew Barrett, is the author of God’s Word Alone: The Authority of Scripture (Zondervan).  Recently, he sat down with Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is Associate Professor of Christian Theology, to discuss the doctrine of scripture and its relevance for the church today. In the next two weeks, we will be posting … Read More

What does the storyline of scripture and the Trinity tell us about biblical authority? Video interview with Matthew Barrett

February 9, 2018Matthew Barrett, Scripture

Executive editor of Credo Magazine, Matthew Barrett, is the author of God’s Word Alone: The Authority of Scripture (Zondervan).  Recently, he sat down with Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is Associate Professor of Christian Theology, to discuss the doctrine of scripture and its relevance for the church today. In the next two weeks, we will be posting … Read More

God’s covenants and biblical authority: Video interview with Matthew Barrett

February 8, 2018Matthew Barrett, Scripture

Executive editor of Credo Magazine, Matthew Barrett, is the author of God’s Word Alone: The Authority of Scripture (Zondervan).  Recently, he sat down with Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is Associate Professor of Christian Theology, to discuss the doctrine of scripture and its relevance for the church today. In the next two weeks, we will be posting … Read More

What are some causes for concern in relation to the church and Sola Scriptura, and what are some causes of optimism? Video Interview with Matthew Barrett

February 7, 2018Matthew Barrett, Scripture

Executive editor of Credo Magazine, Matthew Barrett, is the author of God’s Word Alone: The Authority of Scripture (Zondervan).  Recently, he sat down with Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is Associate Professor of Christian Theology, to discuss the doctrine of scripture and its relevance for the church today. In the next two weeks, we will be posting … Read More

Was Sola Scriptura upheld after the reformation? Video interview with Matthew Barrett

February 6, 2018Matthew Barrett, Scripture, Solas of the Reformation

Executive editor of Credo Magazine, Matthew Barrett, is the author of God’s Word Alone: The Authority of Scripture (Zondervan).  Recently, he sat down with Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is Associate Professor of Christian Theology, to discuss the doctrine of scripture and its relevance for the church today. In the next two weeks, we will be posting … Read More

What is Sola Scriptura and how did it develop historically? Video interview with Matthew Barrett

February 5, 2018Matthew Barrett, Scripture, Solas of the Reformation

Executive editor of Credo Magazine, Matthew Barrett, is the author of God’s Word Alone: The Authority of Scripture (Zondervan).  Recently, he sat down with Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is Associate Professor of Christian Theology, to discuss the doctrine of scripture and its relevance for the church today. In the next two weeks, we will … Read More

Augustine the pilgrim (part 1)

February 2, 2018Paul Helm

The City of God was completed three years before Augustine died. The Barbarians overcame this Roman province of Africa later in the century. They reached Hippo in 430, the year of Augustine’s death. Christianity was wiped out. In this case at least Tertullian’s saying that the blood of martyrs is the seed of the church was inapplicable. … Read More

God who stands and stoops and speaks is God who stays

February 1, 2018Jeremy Kimble, Theology

Recently I have been enjoying some lectures dedicated to the life, theology, and impact of Carl F.H. Henry (you can find these here and here). It is amazing to hear of this prominent twentieth-century theologian and note what kind of influence he had over such a vast array of organizations. It seems in our day there is a … Read More

Must God shrink to make room for his creatures?

January 31, 2018Paul Helm

Recently I had the opportunity to listen to a lecture by Jürgen Moltmann, author of The Theology of Hope, The Crucified God, The Trinity and the Kingdom of God, and of other books.  With others I was able briefly to talk to him afterwards. He lectured for an hour in good English (no doubt learned when he was – as he told … Read More

Three reasons to read a Puritan like John Owen

January 30, 2018John Owen

Why should we read, get to know, and learn from a Puritan like John Owen? As J. I. Packer has argued, we need to read the Puritans, and John Owen especially, because we are spiritual dwarfs by comparison. Far too often in the recent past the focus of Christians has shifted away from the glory … Read More