Carl Trueman. The Real Scandal of the Evangelical Mind. Chicago, IL: Moody, 2012. Reviewed by Fred Zaspel It’s been more than fifteen years now since Mark Noll published his successful The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind in which the (then) Wheaton professor criticized evangelicalism for its intellectual obscurantism. Evangelicalism’s preoccupation with dispensationalism and six-day creationism,…

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By Matthew Barrett—   Philip Graham Ryken. Jeremiah and Lamentations: From Sorrow to Hope. Preaching the Word. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2012. The Preaching the Word commentary series, edited by R. Kent Hughes, continues to grow and its most recent commentary on the books of Jeremiah and Lamentations comes from the pen of Philip Graham Ryken,…

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In the most recent issue of Credo Magazine, “Purgatory: An Evangelical Doctrine?”, Matthew Barrett has contributed an article titled, “Should Evangelicals Embrace the Doctrine of Purgatory?” Barrett (Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Assistant Professor of Christian Studies at California Baptist University (OPS). He is also the founder and executive editor of Credo Magazine.…

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By Matthew Barrett– In the fall of 2013 we have some exciting resources coming your way. In particular, Ardel Caneday and myself (Matthew Barrett) are editing a new book with Zondervan, Four Views on the Historical Adam, to be released November 2013. Contributors include Denis Lamoureux, John Walton, C. John Collins, Bill Barrick. Having read…

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By Fred Zaspel– The decline of morals in our society is deplorable, but what is most alarming is that this decline is increasingly evident in the church. Professing Christians and even genuine believers are falling into terrible sins. It is becoming increasingly the problem godly pastors and elders are forced to deal with today. There…

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  As the father of four young children, and as someone deeply committed to regular family Bible reading and prayer, I’m constantly on the lookout for good children’s Bibles for reading aloud to my kids.  I’ve either read through or am sufficiently familiar with all of the standard ones currently popular among gospel-centered, confessional evangelicals. …

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In the most recent issue of Credo Magazine, “Purgatory: An Evangelical Doctrine?” we have interviewed Gregg Allison, Professor of Christian Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, concerning the ongoing differences between Protestants and Roman Catholics. The interview is titled, “What’s the Difference?” and here are the first two questions: In recent years a number…

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By Matthew Barrett– This past Saturday marked the 450 anniversary of the Heidelberg Catechism. While there is much we could say about this Reformed catechism (and much we will say in 2013…stay tuned), I cannot think of a better place to start than Lord’s Day 5 “Of Man’s Redemption,” which begins to articulate the gospel…

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Individual book commentaries will continue to be a mainstay of the pastor’s library. Yet because such commentaries are exactly that, commentaries on individual books of the Bible, the further step of integrating their distinct melody line into the chorus of redemption history is a difficult one for many to take. A new wave of evangelical,…

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