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. Jesus Is Better: By Melissa Kruger – Melissa notes: “As we share our faith, may we do so with the winsome confidence that life in Jesus is so much richer, fuller, and better than any life apart from him. The gospel is good news! Lives that reflect a joy deeper than circumstances lovingly bear witness to this soul-satisfying truth: Jesus is better.”
2. The Fallible God of Molinism: By James N. Anderson – Dr. Anderson notes: “Molinism is certainly an impressive theory. But it’s only impressive in the way that a slick cup-and-ball trick is impressive. It’s philosophical sleight-of-handpar excellence.”
3. Contentment, the Stealth Prosperity Gospel, and Spiritual Greed: By Jared C. Wilson – Wilson says: “So how do we get it? How do we reach contentment? We start where we are, not looking ahead to what is next. We begin with a hope for deliverance, provided we are really in need of it, but also with a trust that God is refining us through the circumstances in which He’s presently placed us.”
4. The Historical Reality of Adam: By Guy Waters – Waters says: “In the modern world, skeptics have long questioned or denied the historicity of Adam. Neo-orthodox theologians added their voices to this chorus in the last century. More recently, and under the pressure of evolutionary theory, some prominent evangelical voices have as well.”
5. Is Monergism Necessarily Fatalistic?: By Nathan Finn – Finn notes: “I do want to offer one caveat up front: while this is something of a parallel accusation to the one I addressed in the previous post, there is an important dissimilarity. Semi-Pelagianism is a theological position that arose at a particular point in church history and then was condemned as error. Fatalism is not a theological position per se, but is more an unhelpful philosophical outlook.”
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.