Skip to content

Archive for June 2012

The Transforming Power of the Gospel

Bridges, Jerry, The Transforming Power of the Gospel. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 2012. $10.84. Reviewed by Dave Jenkins Very few Christian writers in the last fifty years can match the impact and legacy of Jerry Bridges. Writing in his conversational yet robust biblical-theological style, Jerry Bridges wrote The Transforming Power of the Gospel to “teach…

Read More

Union with Christ (Sinclair Ferguson)

By Matthew Barrett– What does it mean to be united with Christ? In this message, Sinclair Ferguson preaches from Romans 6:6, explaining Paul’s understanding of union with Christ. First, Ferguson begins by exploring the background to Paul’s theology of union with Christ. Second, Ferguson looks at the structure of the doctrine. Third, Ferguson examines the…

Read More

A Very Encouraging Book on Dying, and Death

By Timothy Raymond – I love reading blog posts about books.  I may be unique in this, but I’m pretty sure I’m not.  I love discovering great reads and being warned against bad ones. Well, in today’s post I thought I’d point our readers to one of the most enjoyable, encouraging, and helpful books I’ve…

Read More

Chosen By Grace Alone (Matthew Barrett)

In the May issue of Credo Magazine, “Chosen by Grace,” Matthew Barrett has contributed an article titled, “Chosen by Grace Alone,” focusing on the doctrine of unconditional election in Scripture. First, however, a word about Barrett. Matthew Barrett (Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Assistant Professor of Christian Studies at California Baptist University. He…

Read More

Introducing the 9Marks Study Guides

Interview by Matthew Claridge–  Carl Trueman recently made the provocative statement: “The gospel is insufficient.” For Evangelicals who have rediscovered the centrality of the gospel for all of life and doctrine, this certainly comes across as fighting words. However, let’s hear Trueman out: “For Paul, the gospel is not in itself sufficient to ensure the…

Read More

Hyper-Calvinism and the Free Offer (Part 2/3)

By Fred Zaspel– (For other installments in this series:  Part 1, part 3) Regeneration:  Mediate or Immediate?   Theological Clarification Regeneration is the life-giving work of God in which he brings the sinner out of spiritual death, thus radically transforming his inner being. Scripture variously represents regeneration as a new birth (e.g., Jn. 1:12; Jn.3:1ff),…

Read More

New Books (and DVDs) You Should Know About

By Matthew Barrett– Dispatches from the Front A new series of DVDs has been released calling Dispatches from the Front, taking you across the world to see first hand how pastors and missionaries are spreading the gospel, many times in very dangerous places. Here is a clip from A Bold Advance: Albania, Kosovo & Montenegro.…

Read More

Sealed, Suffering, and Safe Forever: Revelation 7:1-17

By Thomas Schreiner– We are aware at this juncture of our history that the church is a remnant. As Americans we are prone to think of ourselves as the majority, as the mainstream, as the group that even dictates cultural mores and patterns. But Revelation reminds us that we are not the majority but the…

Read More

The Centrality of the Doctrines of Grace (Thomas Nettles)

Interview by Matthew Barrett– In the May issue of Credo Magazine, “Chosen by Grace,” we had the pleasure of interviewing Thomas Nettles, who is widely regarded as one of the foremost Baptist historians in America. He came to The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary from the faculty of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he was Professor…

Read More

Martin Luther on Predestination (Timothy George)

In the May issue of Credo Magazine, “Chosen by Grace,” Timothy George has contributed a powerful article called, “Let God Be God: Martin Luther on Predestination.” First, however, a word about the author. Timothy George has been the dean of Beeson Divinity School since its inception in 1988. As founding dean, George has been instrumental…

Read More
Back to Top