Jesus with Sinners at the Table

January 29, 2018Fred Zaspel

The “dinner” scenes found in the Gospels, especially those in which Jesus eats with “sinners,” provide a warm, fascinating, and important portrait of our Lord in his earthly life and mission. Survey Two passages stand out perhaps more prominently. First Mark 2:13-17 = Luke 5:27-32 record for us Jesus’ calling of Levi (Matthew) the tax-collector. … Read More

Women need more than Proverbs 31 and Titus 2 (Jessalyn Hutto)

January 26, 2018Family

The Word of God is filled with commands and calls to holy living. The weight of such commands would be crushing if not for the glorious news of the gospel which frees us from being judged for our failings and instead accepted by our holy God on the basis of Christ’s perfect life. Rightly understood, … Read More

The jealousy of God

January 25, 2018Magazine-The Forgotton God

The jealousy of God? Now that is not a divine attribute you hear about at church on Sunday! Yet, despite its neglect, the jealousy of God is an attribute that pervades the pages of Scripture. In this interview in Credo Magazine, Matthew Barrett, executive editor, talks to Erik Thoennes about what Scripture has to say … Read More

The 1534 Luther Bible (Matthew Barrett)

January 18, 2018Martin Luther, Matthew Barrett

Every once and a while there is a publication that just takes your breath away. That happened to me most recently when I saw that Hendrickson released a facsimile edition of the 1534 Luther Bible (Die Luther-Bibel von 1534). Hendrickson describes it as a dream bibliophile edition and they are exactly right. Whether you love … Read More

Blast from the past: Preach the Word

January 17, 2018Magazine-Preach the Word

Today we highlight a blast from the past, bringing to your attention an issue of Credo Magazine titled “Peach the Word.” Paul instructed Timothy to “preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. (2 Tim. 4:2). The command is a simple one. Yet, … Read More

Rediscovering the Holiness of God

January 16, 2018Attributes of God

Note then the kindness and severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God’s kindness to you,  provided you continue in his kindness. —Romans 11:22— When God created Adam and Eve, he endowed them with righteousness and a limitless capacity to delight in God’s holiness. On the hill of the Lord, they were … Read More

I have a dream

January 15, 2018Audio

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, here is Martin Luther King himself, giving his famous “I have a dream” speech in the shadow of Abraham Lincoln. Below you will also find the speech in written form, thanks to Standford University. I am happy to join with you today in what will go down … Read More

Proverbs: God’s Sovereignty and Wisdom (Thomas Schreiner)

January 11, 2018Thomas Schreiner

Small matters matter. The little things in life can make a big difference. George Will writes, “Suppose the car had hit the pedestrian slightly harder. What car? The one on Fifth Avenue the evening of Dec. 13, 1931, when an English politician on a lecture tour momentarily forgot the American rules of the road and looked the … Read More

The holiness without which no one will see the Lord

January 10, 2018Reviews

Sanctification can be a confusing concept to many believers.  With the variety of teachings on holiness ranging from Keswick understandings of a “let go and let God” approach, to strains within evangelicalism leading to passivity or legalism, Sinclair Ferguson’s book, Devoted to God: Blueprints for Sanctification (Banner of Truth, 2016) is more than welcomed.  Though … Read More

The best commentary on Galatians today

January 9, 2018Reviews

  The church in 2011 is blessed with many excellent New Testament commentaries on the market. Until recently, the letter to the Galatians may not have been numbered among them. A rigorous, faithful, and accessible commentary on the letter has been surprisingly hard to come by, but Schreiner’s recent commentary on Galatians in the ECNT series is … Read More

What does it mean for God to be our Father?

January 8, 2018Fred Zaspel

The verbal images of God in the Bible, just as the various names given him, constitute a significant part of his self-revelation. When Scripture likens God to a lion or rock or shepherd or judge or King it tells us much about who God is and about our relationship to him. One of the most … Read More

How to Love Visiting Church Members in the Hospital

January 5, 2018Timothy Raymond

I can honestly say that I’ve grown to love visiting my church members when they’re staying in the hospital.  I’m surprised to hear myself say that, since there was a time when I positively despised hospital visitation.  I’m a rather shy guy by nature who has a tendency to be awkward around people I don’t … Read More

How important is the alien righteousness of Christ for justification?

January 4, 2018Audio

Today we highlight a video interview with Mark DeVine, Associate Professor of Divinity in History and Doctrine at Beeson Divinity School. In this interview Mark DeVine introduces us to Luther’s discovery of the alien righteousness of Christ that God imputes to the sinner upon faith.

Where does dogma come from? (Paul Helm)

January 3, 2018Paul Helm

Old theological conflicts frequently reappear dressed in a new outfit. So it is with narrative theologies and their theological output. Currently, in the guise of narrative theologies of one sort and another, we are presented with a version of the 19th century conflict between history and dogma in new dress. Not the denial by history … Read More

Barrett’s Reformation Book Notes, Part 3

December 29, 2017Book Notes, Matthew Barrett

Today I continue to highlight some of the many publications this year on Reformation history and theology in light of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. This is Part 3 (see Part 1 and Part 2) of the series. Andrew Pettegree. Brand Luther: How an Unheralded Monk Turned His Small Town into a Center of Publishing, Made … Read More

Balancing Sola Scriptura and Catholic Trinitarianism (Matthew Barrett)

December 28, 2017Matthew Barrett, Reformation

This past Fall I had the privilege of contributing to the Midwestern Journal of Theology, a publication of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where I am Associate Professor of Christian Theology. In the latest issue, “The Reformation and Related Controversies,” a host of outstanding contributors participate, including Octavio Esqueda, Thomas Johnston, Michael Haykin, Alan Thompson, Jason … Read More

Read through the Bible in 2018

December 27, 2017Announcement

The start of the new year is a great opportunity to make a resolution to read through the entire Bible in one year. There are many excellent Bible reading plans available to help you do so. One plan that has passed the test of time, helping you connect the Old Testament to the New Testament, … Read More

R. C. Sproul on the Holiness of God

December 21, 2017Audio

Last week it was announced that R. C. Sproul went to be with the Lord and yesterday Saint Andrew’s held his memorial service. Executive editor of Credo Magazine, Matthew Barrett, reflected on why R.C. made theologians of us all. This week, in various ways, we will be highlighting the many resources gave to the church during … Read More

Live stream the memorial service for R. C. Sproul

December 20, 2017Announcement

Today is the memorial service for R. C. Sproul at Saint Andrew’s Chapel. You can live stream the service. The order of service will be as follows: PRELUDE Dr. Terry Yount WELCOME Pastor Don Bailey CONGREGATIONAL HYMN The Secret Place PRAYER OF INVOCATION Dr. Steven J. Lawson READING OF SCRIPTURE Revelation 5 — Pastor Kevin Struyk … Read More

R. C. Sproul on the Atonement

December 19, 2017Audio

Last week it was announced that R. C. Sproul went to be with the Lord. Executive editor of Credo Magazine, Matthew Barrett, reflected on why R.C. made theologians of us all. This week, in various ways, we will be highlighting the many resources gave to the church during his lifetime. Today we would like to highlight a … Read More

R. C. Sproul reflecting on his suffering and God’s presence

December 18, 2017Audio

About a year ago R. C. Sproul reflected on his own suffering, especially as one who wrote a book years ago called, Suprised by Suffering: The Role of Pain and Death in the Christian Life. R. C. explains how he handled suffering in his life and how Psalm 23 proves critical to his daily trials. … Read More

What is the gospel? R.C. Sproul on October 31, 2017

December 18, 2017Audio

Last week it was announced that R. C. Sproul went to be with the Lord. Executive editor of Credo Magazine, Matthew Barrett, reflected on why R.C. made theologians of us all. This week, in various ways, we will be highlighting the many resources gave to the church during his lifetime. Today we start by highlighting … Read More