By Michael A.G. Haykin– It may be the case that Calvinistic soteriology is wrong-headed biblically—if so, many, if not most, of our Baptist forebears in the 18th century were wrong-headed. But my concern is not so much there right now as with regard to some recent statements circulating about Andrew Fuller made by Dr W…

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By Fred Zaspel– photo source Text by Fred G. Zaspel, Copyright, 1995* Sing to the tune of “Morning Has Broken,” traditional Gaelic melody No condemnation Now in Christ Jesus! Great consolation — Jesus has died! Our sin laid on Him, Full pardon gives us. Looking by faith dim, We’re justified! With judgment sure, must God…

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Interview by Matthew Claridge– Discipleship continues to be a benchmark concept for a variety of ministry philosophies. However, where many studies of discipleship approach the topic from either contemporary sociological models or diachronic studies across the New Testament corpus, Dr. Hans Bayer of Covenant Theological Seminary has dug down deep into one book of the…

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The audio and video for the 2012 West Coast Conference of Ligonier Ministry is now up. For the Authority of Scripture by John MacArthur For the Resurrection of Christ by Steven Lawson For the Doctrine of the Trinity by R.C. Sproul Against the Claims of Atheism by Steven Lawson Questions and Answers Against Our Own Sin by Steven Lawson For the Exclusive…

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By Timothy Raymond –   A few months ago I happened upon a lecture by Dr. David Murray, Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, on evangelistic preaching.  I found the lecture quite thought-provoking and actually somewhat convicting, since my sermons tend more toward “Bible lessons” than earnest plea to…

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One of our Credo bloggers, Michael A.G. Haykin, spoke recently (May 19-20, 2012) in Dalton, PA at Grace Baptist Church‘s Spring Theology Conference. Audio is now online of the four lectures which Haykin gave at the conference. The God who draws near: An introduction to biblical spirituality Saturday, May 19 2012 Audio: listen or download “Andrew Fuller:…

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Tom Nettles spoke at the 2012 Founders Breakfast in New Orleans before the opening session of the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. In his talk, he analyzes the history of the SBC in a chiastic structure and then looks at the contemporary scene in light of this analysis. You may download the audio…

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Firth, David G., and Paul D. Wegner, eds. Presence, Power and Promise: The Role of the Spirit of God in the Old Testament. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2011. Firth and Wegner have put together a large volume on the role of the Spirit in the Old Testament, a subject often overlooked in biblical and…

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Christianity Today just published a point-counterpoint between Judd Birdsall, a Ph.D. candidate at Cambridge University, and Owen Strachan, Assistant Professor of Christian Theology and Church History at Boyce College and also one of our Credo bloggers.  Judd and Owen were asked to answer the question of whether President Obama is a Christian or not.  Judd argues…

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By Fred Zaspel– (Previous posts in this series: Part1, Part 2) The Doctrine of Eternal Justification:  A Critique    Definition Justification is a pronouncement of righteousness. It is God’s “legal” or official declaration that a person stands “righteous” before him as judged by his law. This righteous standing is grounded in the person and work…

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