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 Media, Evangelicals, and Me: On Being a Pessimist in a Progressive Age: By Matthew Lee Anderson – Anderson says: “The paradox which I face, and which I cannot escape, is…

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October 31st marks the anniversary of the Reformation, specifically that day when Martin Luther posted his 95 theses. Reformation Day is an excellent opportunity to reflect upon the five solas of the Reformation: Sola scriptura (scripture alone), solus christus (Christ alone), sola gratia (grace alone), sola fide (faith alone), and soli Deo gloria (to God…

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It’s been a year tomorrow (Oct.31) since we lost our daughter, Gina. What a treasure she was to us, and throughout the year since her passing she has been at the same time both the most painful and the most delightful topic of our conversation. We can scarcely talk about her without tears, and yet…

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Perhaps you are wondering where you should begin when it comes to reading the Reformers. After all, given how many Reformers there were and how much they wrote, this can be an overwhelming task. So today I would like to be of help, if possible. Rather than pointing you to several different Reformers (see here),…

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When we think about the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23) we can often conceive of ourselves as doing fairly well in a number of areas, by God’s grace. One area that can be overlooked is the second on the list, namely, joy. To some Christians this may seem like a rather unimportant reality, particularly…

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In the following two messages Timothy George takes us back in time to the sixteenth century Reformation. The first message, “Captive to the Word of God,” draws our attention to Martin Luther. The second message, “Suddenly Calvin,” focuses on the Genevan reformer, John Calvin.  

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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. God’s School of Waiting: By Jeff Robinson – Robinson says: “I pray that God will sanctify my impatience. After all, isn’t that the word that really describes our distaste for waiting?…

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So I’m preaching through the Gospel of John and the other day I came across a fascinating little sentence by John Calvin.  Commenting on John 3:23 (“…water was plentiful there…”, ESV), Calvin writes: “From these words, we may infer that John and Christ administered baptism by plunging the whole body beneath the water.” – John…

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J. V. Fesko. The Theology of the Westminster Standards: Historical Context and Theological Insights. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2014. The Westminster Confession is one of the most important doctrinal statements in the history of the church. And J. V. Fesko’s book is its much needed twenty-first century companion, an invaluable resource for the theologically minded. Fesko…

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I love the church and love thinking about not just her function, but also the nature that undergirds those functions. Mark Dever has made known the wonderful idea, “The church is the gospel made visible.” While this is a brief quote from John Calvin, I love how he captures this idea for the church existing…

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