By Luke Stamps – Last Wednesday marked the beginning of Lent, the season in the traditional church calendar between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday.  Lent is a forty-day preparation (excluding Sundays) for the celebration of Christ’s Passion and Resurrection.   It is observed by Roman Catholics and many Protestant denominations around the world. While most evangelical…

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By Timothy Raymond – A few weeks ago my friend Marty Sweeney, kingpin of Matthias Media USA, posed an interesting question on The Briefing Blog.  He asked, “If you could get all the people at [your] church to read three books, which three would it be?”  Moreover, they had to be “three books for anyone…

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In the January issue of Credo Magazine, Chris Castaldo reviewed David Bauer and Robert Traina’s newvolume, Inductive Bible Study: A Comprehensive Guide to the Practice of Hermeneutics. Castaldo is director of the Ministry of Gospel Renewal for the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College. He is the author of Holy Ground: Walking with Jesus as…

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The March issue of Credo Magazine, “Make Disciples of All Nations” is almost here! We read in Matthew’s gospel, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And…

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By Thomas Schreiner – Many of us are very familiar with Mark Dever’s book 9 Marks of a Healthy Church. Well, the apostle John wrote his own book on the topic long before Dever’s. And he titled it 3 Marks of a Dead Church, and it is found in his letter to the church in…

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By Kevin L. Howard – The shortest way of saying something is usually the clearest. The goal for Christian writers, especially academic authors, is not to impress but to humbly communicate God’s truth. That said, style and humility can be friends. Perhaps a formal introduction is necessary—Mr. Humble meet Mr. Clear. Simplicity often unites these…

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[Photo: Jodhpur Market – Eric Parker] The March issue of Credo Magazine, “Make Disciples of All Nations” is almost here! We read in Matthew’s gospel, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that…

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  Few works of Christian fiction popular among American evangelicals tackle the struggles of the Christian life from a deeply theological and pastoral perspective rooted in the Lutheran Reformation.  Bo Giertz provided such a work with his book, Hammer of God. Matthew Claridge reviewed Giertz’s book.  Claridge writes: Within the past few months, the Gospel Coalition .…

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By Matthew Claridge– [artwork by Josh Lange] Last Fall I read David McCullough’s bio of John Adams. I came away with a greater admiration for Adams himself and a deeper appreciation for that entire period in world history. I was particularly intrigued to discover in more detail the content of the regular correspondence Adams and…

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The 40 Questions Series, edited by Ben Merkle, from Kregel is a series to invest in. Each book seeks to answer some of the most common and difficult questions on some of the most important topics in theology. The volumes not only helpful to those thinking theological already, but also for those who may be…

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By Fred Zaspel–     Last time we saw B.B. Warfield’s demonstration of “presupposed” Trinitarian thinking in the common Christian phrase, “God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” He finds further evidence of this “presupposed” Trinitarianism in 1 Corinthians 8:4-6.  Therefore, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that “an…

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