In the new issue of Credo Magazine, “Churchy Gimmicks: Has the Church Sold Its Soul to Consumerism?” Brian Cosby has contributed an article called, “Church Gimmicks and the Idol of Success.” Brian H. Cosby (Ph.D., Australian College of Theology) is pastor of Wayside Presbyterian Church (PCA) on Signal Mountain, Tennessee and author of Giving Up…

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James K. A. Smith says, “If the “American dream” is anything it is a dream of upward mobility: the dream of getting ahead, climbing the ladder, leapfrogging from one class to another in a “land of opportunity”—all if you’re willing to work for it. Too often, fantastic “rags to riches” tales push aside the more…

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After recommending some excellent videos and MP3s on the Psalms, in my last post I directed our readers to my favorite commentaries for preachers on the Psalms.  In today’s post I’d like to muse briefly on my four favorite academic commentaries on the Psalter. But before I do, a couple preliminary comments are in order. …

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J.C. Ryle is best known for his work Holiness, which instructs the believer on the nature and pursuit of living a consecrated life before the Lord. Below Ryle seeks to orient the believer well regarding the need for doctrine. Though all doctrine is certainly important, Ryle here focuses on four specific areas, exhorting the Christian to…

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Three of Credo Magazine’s main contributors include Thomas Schreiner, Fred Zaspel, and Matthew Barrett. Each of them are professors, but they are also pastors. So each Monday morning we will be highlighting their “Sunday’s Sermon” on the blog to provide you with encouragement throughout the week and an opportunity to study God’s Word.  

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The resurgence of interest in church polity is something that has taken many by surprise. Organizations like 9Marks churn out book after book, podcast after podcast, and article after article on this topic with gusto and, apparently, an eager public. Frankly, I count myself among those hungry for more. 9Mark’s success in an area usually…

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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. But What About Gluttony!?!: By Kevin DeYoung – DeYoung says: “Why do conservative Christians make such a fuss about homosexuality and give everyone a free pass—most notably themselves—when it comes to…

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Today I heard a message preached in chapel on the reality of the persecuted church and the God who provides them comfort. The focus of our time was on 2 Corinthians 1:3-11, which highlights the God of all mercies and comforts, who comforts us in our afflictions. In the latter part of the passage, we…

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I here resume a series (part one, two, three, and four) on the Bride of Christ in Genesis. Now comes the greatest devastation of Scripture, The Fall. It is the flap of the butterfly wings that destroyed the world. It is the sin of the ancestor that bent the nature and bound the will of…

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Three of Credo Magazine’s main contributors include Thomas Schreiner, Fred Zaspel, and Matthew Barrett. Each of them are professors, but they are also pastors. So each Monday morning we will be highlighting their “Sunday’s Sermon” on the blog to provide you with encouragement throughout the week and an opportunity to study God’s Word. (Editor’s note:…

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