Born Again: God’s Sovereign Grace in the Miracle of Regeneration While doctrines such as election, justification, and sanctification typically receive all of the attention in theological conversations, the doctrine of regeneration is often forgotten. Yet, it is this doctrine that undergirds the entire order of salvation. It is the initiatory change in regeneration that results…

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Matthew Levering. Theology of Augustine, The: An Introductory Guide to His Most Important Works. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2013. Matthew Levering, professor of religious studies at the University of Dayton, has written a concise guide and introduction to some of Augustine’s most important works, including: On Christian Doctrine; Answer to Faustus, a Manichean; Homilies on…

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From Desiring God ministries: The Bible gives us a glorious vision of God’s sovereignty in saving sinners. “Calvinism” is a kind of nickname for this Christian body of doctrine on salvation that so appropriately humbles humanity and so magnificently exalts divine grace. In a new eight-hour course on Calvinism, or “the doctrines of grace,” John…

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Here is a lecture that Oliver Crisp gave at the Carl F. H. Henry Center and Jonathan Edwards Center at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School on the preaching of Jonathan Edwards. First, a little about Crisp. Oliver D. Crisp is a professor of systematic theology who joined Fuller’s faculty in 2011. Crisp has edited or co-edited…

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Each year Credo Magazine contributor Michael A.G. Haykin hosts a conference via the Andrew Fuller Center at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. This year the topic is Andrew Fuller and his Controversies. The conference is September 27-28 and registration is open here. There are a number of excellent speakers, including another Credo Magazine contributor, Paul…

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A while ago, R. C. Sproul sat down with D. A. Carson to talk about the nature of biblical exegesis. D. A. Carson (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He is the author or coauthor of over 45 books. In this video, Carson…

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If you enjoyed the last issue of Credo Magazine, “The Trinity and the Christian Life,” then you will want to hear about an exciting new theology conference taking place on September 20-21 at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The theme of this year’s conference is: “Beholding the Wonder of Trinitarian Relations.” Space is limited, so…

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I realize that my paedobaptist brethren will likely view what I’m about to say as tom-foolery.  And if you are in the habit of baptizing infants, you probably shouldn’t follow my advice. But today I’d like to gently argue why, if you are a pastor, you should strongly consider baptizing converts in natural bodies of…

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James K. A. Smith. Imagining the Kingdom: How Worship Works (Cultural Liturgies). Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2013. Review by Matthew Emerson– In James K. A. Smith’s most recent work, Imagining the Kingdom: How Worship Works, he argues that we as human creatures operate with a level of knowledge that he calls the imagination. This imaginative…

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