Jonathan T. Pennington. Reading the Gospels Wisely: A Narrative and Theological Introduction. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012. Review by Ardel Caneday. The premise of Reading the Gospels Wisely derives from Jesus’ Parable of the Wise Man and Foolish Man, who construct houses, one upon rock and one upon sand. The one who hears and does…

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In the following video, David Murray, Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology at Puritan Reformed Seminary, gives a talk about how to help Christians who are depressed. If you like this talk, you can find more information in his book, Christians Get Depressed Too.  

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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. The God of the Ordinary: By Michael Horton– Horton’s blog series on “ordinary” is a must read for almost everyone. Horton notes: “Instead of detracting from God’s sovereignty, natural…

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Among the many fruits of “Biblical Theology” in recent decades is the now common understanding of Eden as God’s earthly temple — a theme that traces through to the end of Revelation where this temple, so long removed and ruined by human sin, will in the end finally be restored in a redeemed cosmos. The…

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Not long ago, Time magazine recently presented its list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Now we know a list like this is somewhat arbitrary, but it does indicate who is considered to be influential. Whom do they consider to be wise and creative? Marissa Mayer is praised as the CEO of…

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The LA Theology Conference has made the videos available from the 2013 conference. Messages include: George Hunsinger, “A Typology of Modern Christologies: High, Middle and Low.” Oliver D. Crisp,  “Desiderata for Models of the Hypostatic Union.” Katherine Sonderegger, “The Humility of the Son of God.” Peter J. Leithart, “We Saw His Glory: Implications of the Sanctuary Christology in John’s…

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In the recent issue of Credo Magazine, “Born Again: Sovereign Grace in the Miracle of Regeneration,” Matthew Barrett had the pleasure of interviewing Douglas A. Sweeney about the 18th century Great Awakening, the theology of George Whitefield and Jonathan Edwards, as well as the dangers of nominal Christianity. Sweeney is Professor of Church History and…

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I recently read an excellent primer on patristic exegesis, co-written by John O’Keefe and R. R. Reno of Creighton University, titled, Sanctified Vision: An Introduction to Early Christian Interpretation of the Bible (John Hopkins University Press, 2005).  The book is already eight years old, but it still speaks with remarkable relevance into contemporary theological discussions,…

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Satan’s temptation of Eve in the Garden of Eden is a piece of history that is basic to the Bible’s story-line and fundamental to Christian theology. In Genesis 3 Satan deceived the woman, Adam followed (cf. 1Tim.2:14), and all humanity was plunged into sin (cf. Rom.5:12). And among the results of this evil encounter is…

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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. Seven Tips for Introverted Pastors: By Thom Rainer – Rainer notes: “One gift I wish I had been given when I served as a pastor in four different churches…

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Interview by Matthew Claridge– If you read sermon collections anytime before the 20th century,  you will find many covering the topic of “preparing for death.” Honestly, when’s the last time you heard a message on that? Martin Luther’s famous sermon on that theme made the following exhortation: “what more should God do to persuade you…

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