By Matthew Barrett– Tomorrow will be the first day of the annual conference of the Evangelical Theological Society. The conference will be in Milwaukee, WI, and will last from Wednesday to Friday. The theme of this year’s 64th conference is “Caring for Creation.” Plenary speakers include Calvin Beisner, Russell Moore, Richard Bauckham, and Douglas Moo.…

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By Thomas R. Schreiner–   We have to be careful about drawing conclusions too quickly and too superficially. Otherwise our solutions to a problem may be incorrect. Perhaps you have counseled a couple and thought you knew what was going on in their lives, but as time passed you realized that you didn’t understand what…

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The enthusiastic response to Fred Zaspel’s recent Warfield on the Christian Life: Living in Light of the Gospel has been very encouraging. Several people have remarked that it provides a good series of lessons for Sunday School and Small Group settings, and to facilitate the use of this book for group study Crossway is providing…

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By Matthew Claridge– (For the other parts in this series: Part 1) Justification by Good intentions The “Judaizers” are not the only camp Paul takes issue with in Galatians. He also takes Peter, the chief apostle, to task (2.11ff). On the surface, Peter’s hypocrisy and compromise of the gospel is straightforward. As soon as “men…

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By Fred Zaspel– It is an encouraging sign when young ministers and ministerial students ask how to preach Christ more consistently while remaining faithful to the text at hand. It’s a question that we all have faced, and doubtless few have it all figured out. I’m sure I don’t, but I love the discussion. We…

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  [Editor’s note: This review of the 2nd edition of The Roots of the Reformation is from the recent issue of Credo Magazine, “Francis Schaeffer at 100.”] Evans, Gillian R. The Roots of the Reformation: Tradition, Emergence and Rupture. 2nd Edition. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2012. Review by Kenneth J. Stewart– In 1971, Harvard…

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By Paul Helm— In a little-discussed paper of Alvin Plantinga’s, ‘Divine Knowledge,’ (in Christian Perspectives on Religious Knowledge, edited by C. Stephen Evans and Merold Westphal (Eerdmans, 1993), he discusses and defends the thesis that it is no objection to accepting the truth of God knows that p that We do not know how God…

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By Matthew Barrett–   A week ago The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary held their Expositor’s Summit, featuring R. Albert Mohler, Ray Ortlund, and Alistair Begg. You can listen and watch the sermons here. But here is a panel discussion between these three preachers.

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In the most recent issue of Credo Magazine, “Francis Schaeffer at 100,” William Edgar has contributed an article titled, “Spiritual Reality: Francis Schaeffer on the Christian Life.” First, a little about Edgar. William Edgar is Professor of Apologetics at Westminster Seminary. Along with K. Scott Oliphint, he is the author of Christian Apologetics Past and…

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By Matthew Claridge– Introduction Its fitting during a week when we “confessional evangelicals dress up our kids as Zwingli and Bucer for ‘Reformation Day,’” (compliments of Russ Moore) that we would spend some time reflecting on the magnificence of justification by faith alone. In this four-part series I plan to do just  that through some…

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