Each week we will be highlighting important resources. Check back each Friday to see what we have dug up for you. From this week’s cache:
1. Is the Gospel of John History or Theology?: By Michael J. Kruger – This article discusses why the Gospel of John should be considered a historical account. In this post Kruger spends time interacting with an article done by scholar Richard Bauckham and shows us that, ”John’s gospel actually contains clearer historiographical credentials than the Synoptics”.
2. Forgiven People Forgive: By Tullian Tchividjian – If you keep up with sports you probably have heard about the recent incident involving Philadelphia Eagles football player, Riley Cooper. If you have not heard, then you need to check this article out. Tchvidjian notes: “The most forgiving people are those who are coming to daily, deeper terms with their own need for forgiveness. Ungracious people are those who haven’t come to grips with their own dire, daily need for grace.”
3. Whatever Is Not from Faith Is Sin – Really?: By John Piper – Piper points out that: “Romans 14:23 makes plain that our depravity is a condition in relation to God primarily, and only secondarily in relation to man. This is the great awakening that needs to happen for people to see the extent of their sin and the greatness of the Savior.”
4. Are You a Part-Time Churchgoer? You May Be Surprised: By Trevin Wax – This is a very alarming article. Wax notes: “Recent statistics show that an increasing number of evangelicals who are firm in their faith are flabby in their practice of actually gathering with their brothers and sisters in worship. It’s the part-time syndrome, and it can sneak up on any of us.”
5. Old and New Perspectives on Romans 3:22: By Andrew Wilson – An interesting article on the interpretation of Romans 3:22. Wilson suggests that: “You can tell a lot about someone’s reading of Paul by the way they translate Romans 3:22.”
Matt Manry is the Director of Discipleship at Life Bible Church in Canton, Georgia. He is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Religion at Reformed Theological Seminary and a Masters of Arts in Christian and Classical Studies from Knox Theological Seminary. He blogs regularly at gospelglory.net.