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. Pascal’s Method for Presenting the Christian Faith: By Tim Keller – Keller notes: “Only if their imagination is captured will most people give a fair hearing to the strong arguments for…

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Matthew Barrett and Ardel B. Caneday are the editors of a new Zondervan book called, Four Views on the Historical Adam (Counterpoints: Bible and Theology). For a limited time the book is available on Amazon via Kindle for $3.99. About the book: As a part of the Counterpoints series, Four Views on the Historical Adam…

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In the new issue of Credo Magazine, “Justification: The Doctrine On Which the Church Stands or Falls,” Matthew Barrett has contributed an article called, “The Biblical Beauty of Sola Fide: Understanding faith in Christ with John Owen.” Matthew Barrett (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Assistant Professor of Christian Studies at California Baptist University,…

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David Brainerd, missionary to the Native Americans in the 18th century, understood what it was to face trials. He dealt with disease, a difficult mission field, and died at the early age of 29. Many would say his life was a waste, that his life was a tragedy, but Brainerd saw more of God than…

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Small matters matter. The little things in life can make a big difference. George Will writes, “Suppose the car had hit the pedestrian slightly harder. What car? The one on Fifth Avenue the evening of Dec. 13, 1931, when an English politician on a lecture tour momentarily forgot the American rules of the road and looked the…

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As mentioned last week, Desiring God recently had their pastor’s conference, and a number of excellent talks can be found here. This year’s theme was on union with Christ, which is a crucial matter when discussing the doctrine of salvation. While all of the talks are worth listening, several in particular are especially worthwhile. First,…

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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 Gospel at Work Men’s Conference: By West Michigan Men’s Conference – Will you consider attending a men’s conference on Friday, March 14th and Saturday, March 15th for a time of worship, teaching, food,…

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I’m currently preaching through the Psalms and went a little crazy in collecting relevant resources.  By that what I mean is that I’ve read more books, listened to more lectures, and bought more commentaries in preparation for this series than I’ve ever done before.  The Psalms are a universe of rich material to explore, and…

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In a recent blog over at “Chantry’s Notes” Tom Chantry takes surprisingly pointed aim at John Frame. It was shocking for me, as I imagine it was for most who read it, to hear from Chantry that Frame, one of today’s leading and most respected Reformed theologians, is in fact “one of the most dangerous…

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Each week executive editor, Matthew Barrett, highlights new books that Christians should be made aware of and may find helpful. Check back each week to see what is new on the bookshelf. Francis A. Schaeffer. The Finished Work of Christ: The Truth of Romans 1-8. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2013. Crossway has released a slick looking…

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Jonathan Edwards saw a definite connection between the beauty of Christ and our own pursuit of moral virtue. He affirmed, “Christ is above all others excellent, fairer than the sons of men, altogether lovely,” and they that find Christ have a “soul–satisfying portion,” and have discovered “the proper happiness of the soul.” Edwards lovingly speaks of…

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In the new issue of Credo Magazine, “Justification: The Doctrine On Which the Church Stands or Falls,” J. V. Fesko contributed a book review called, “Do we really understand ‘union with Christ’? Adding clarity to an essential doctrine.” Fesko’s review is of Marcus Johnson’s new book, One with Christ: An Evangelical Theology of Salvation (Crossway).…

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