The life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer was fascinating, inspiring, and convicting in seeking to walk before Jesus as his disciple (for more on Bonhoeffer’s life, see this biography by Eric Metaxas). The quote below is perhaps well known as Bonhoeffer seeks to articulate the difference between what is “cheap grace” and that which is “costly grace.”…

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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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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. Sustainable Preaching: By Dan Doriani – Doriani says: “The wise pastor still listens to people and reads widely, so he can engage the imagination of his listeners and apply the word…

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Are you a pastor, or perhaps a seminary student looking to one day become a pastor? If so, you may have wondered whether or not keeping up with the original languages is possible in the midst of the demands of ministry? In this video below, Credo Magazine contributor and blogger, Thomas Schreiner, gives advice to…

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What commentary should I use when preparing for a sermon? What kind of commentaries are the most helpful? Why is Scripture so important for ministry? Is there a beauty to the biblical text? How does the Bible transform our lives and churches? How primary should the gospel be in our lives? In this interview, Daniel…

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What is free will? Do we have free will? How does God’s grace work on our will? These questions and many others are addressed in these messages by R. C. Sproul, Founder and Chairman of Ligonier Ministries. Free will and divine sovereignty:   Are we born free?   The Loss of liberty:   Sovereign Grace:…

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[12] But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, [13] who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.  —John 1:12-13; NASB I have always…

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If there was someone who truly seemed to understand the grace of God contained in the gospel to an eminent degree, it would be John Newton. Working as a slave trader and then converted and turned to gospel ministry, Newton is utterly refreshing to read and be reminded of our position in Christ. May we…

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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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It is a boon to evangelicals that we have so many great books on biblical theology these days. In the ruins of modernism’s historical-critical method (and its evangelical cousin: a narrowly conceived grammatical-historical method), we are rediscovering the power of narrative and seeing afresh the world-shaping power of the biblical plotline. I would venture to…

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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. My Taste of Academic Persecution: By Ted Kluck – Kluck says: “I can thank God for my junior-varsity persecution because it unites me with brothers and sisters in Christ around the…

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Are you a fan of the biblical theology of Geerhardus Vos? If so, Westminster Bookstore is selling two of his books at 40% off: Redemptive History and Biblical Interpretation and Biblical Theology. Here is a little about Vos: Geerhardus Vos (1862–1949) was born in the Netherlands and emigrated to the USA in 1881. He earned…

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