By Matthew Claridge– (For the other parts in this series: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) Justification by navel gazing This devious maneuver of works-righteousness is very closely related to the previous one. In fact, it only takes a slightly different path and less obvious detour to arrive at the same precipice. It is still…

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By Luke Stamps–   In his book Rediscovering the Church Fathers, Credo contributor Michael Haykin lamented, “The truth of the matter is that far too many modern-day evangelicals are either ignorant of or quite uncomfortable with the church fathers” (13). And this to our shame. The Fathers afford such rich biblical, theological, hermeneutical, pastoral, and…

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In the most recent issue of Credo Magazine, “Francis Schaeffer at 100,” Stephen Wellum, Professor of Christian Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, has contributed two valuable articles introducing the thought and life of Schaeffer. In his first article, “Ideas Have Consequences: Lessons from the Theology of Francis Schaeffer,” Wellum highlights Schaeffer’s focus on…

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[Editor’s note: Yesterday, Fred Zaspel wrote a review of Stephen Wellum and Peter Gentry’s new book, Kingdom through Covenant: A Biblical-Theological Understanding of the Covenants. Today Wellum and Gentry are responding and answering the questions Zaspel raised in his review.] We are grateful to Fred Zaspel for a careful and thorough reading of our work.…

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Wellum, Stephen, and Peter Gentry. Kingdom through Covenant: A Biblical-Theological Understanding of the Covenants. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2012. Review by Fred G. Zaspel– Hurricane Sandy was for our family not the disaster it was for so many, but it was a major inconvenience. One happy spot in it all, however, was that the several days’…

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Interview by Matthew Claridge– Gregg Allison, Professor of Christian Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, has written the newest contribution to Crossway’s Foundations of Evangelical Theology series. Allison’s volume on ecclesiology is titled, Sojourners and Strangers: The Doctrine of the Church. We are very pleased to interview Allison’s on this significant contribution which not…

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By Michael A.G. Haykin– How does one become an historian? Well, the path is not an easy one. But then the learning of no skill or art is easy. It does not come through merely much reading. Nor does it come through merely much writing. There have been all kinds of journal-writers—currently prolific bloggers—but neither…

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The audio is now available from the 6th Andrew Fuller Conference, “Andrew Fuller & His Friends.” Here is what the conference was all about: It is not every Baptist theologian who has a movement named after him, but Andrew Fuller was so important a theologian that historians of the church actually talk about a perspective…

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Below are nine different videos with Michael Reeves on the Trinity. If you have not done so already, go buy his new book, Delighting in the Trinity: An Introduction to the Christian Faith (InterVarsity Press). Also check out the interview Credo Magazine did with Reeves on his new book. Video: #1 The God who is…

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By Matthew Claridge– (For the other parts in this series: Part 1, Part 2) Justification by Faith, Sanctification by Works How we put together justification and sanctification has been a struggle for the church since day one. That much is clear from Galatians. Nevertheless, perhaps it wasn’t until the Reformation that the church became fully…

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By Fred Zaspel– Try to imagine it. You are playing a game of Monopoly, and your opponent throws a ten with the dice. Then he picks up his player marker and begins counting his steps. Immediately you realize he will land on the corner — “Go to Jail!” Well, he doesn’t want to land there,…

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