The theme of The Gospel Coalition’s 2013 National conference was: His Mission: Jesus in the Gospel of Luke. Plenary speakers included John Piper, Colin Smith, Crawford Loritts, D. A. Carson, Kevin DeYoung, Stephen Um, Gary Millar, and Tim Keller. You can listen to all of the messages here. Below are the messages of Piper, Carson,…

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Robert L. Plummber & John Mark Terry. Paul’s Missionary Methods: In His Time and Ours. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2012. Here is a fascinating book by a diverse group of contributors, examining how Paul approached missions. This book builds off of Roland Allen’s work, Missionary Methods: Saint Paul’s or Ours? Among others, here are some…

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Alister McGrath’s new biography of C. S. Lewis with Tyndale House has been published recently and is titled: C. S. Lewis – A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet. Here are two commendations for the book: Alister McGrath sheds new light on the life of the incomparable C. S. Lewis. This is an important book. Eric…

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The following debate, which took place in September of 2012, is between Adnan Rashid and  James White on the question: Is the Bible Corrupted? In the future, a second debate will be released as well. Here is how the website The Big Debates describes each side: “Adnan Rashid argued that the New Testament, in it…

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One of my favorite novels is David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. Is there anyone better than Dickens at filling a novel with fascinating and unforgettable characters: from the hypocritical Uriah Heep to the incompetent but likable Mr. Micawber? When my son, Daniel, had a literature class at Western Kentucky University, the professor said that no…

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For just one week, starting today, K. Scott Oliphint’s new book, Covenantal Apologetics: Principles and Practice in Defense of Our Faith, is 60% off at Westminster Bookstore. Here is the book’s description: “Defending the faith can be daunting, and a well-reasoned and biblically grounded apologetic is essential for the challenge. Following in the footsteps of…

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The following interview was first published in “Towers” and the interview was conducted by editors Steve Waters and Aaron Cline Hanbury, who talk with R. Albert Mohler Jr., President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, about his new book, The Conviction to Lead: 25 Principles for Leadership That Matters. This interview has been…

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Currently, Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology is 37% off at Westminster Bookstore. And here is a description: “The Christian church has a long tradition of systematic theology, that is, studying theology and doctrine organized around fairly standard categories such as the Word of God, redemption, and Jesus Christ. This introduction to systematic theology has several distinctive…

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In a previous post, “The Excellency of Christ and the Christian Life,” I reflected on John Owen’s unceasing gaze upon the glory of Christ. As promised, in this follow up post I would like to recommend to you several of Owen’s works so that you can read Owen for yourself, allowing him to open your…

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One of the dangers every church faces is slipping, slowly and quietly and perhaps unknowingly, into a routine where sermons are preached, songs are sung, and the Lord’s Supper is consumed, but all is done without a deep sense and awareness of the Trinity. In other words, if we are not careful our churches, in…

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The history of the Baptists’ reception of their own past is a fascinating one in its own right. Most of the Baptist works of the seventeenth century were never reprinted and consequently a significant amount of their thought was obscure to their eighteenth-century heirs. To be sure, there was a certain amount of reflection on…

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