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Matthew Barrett and David Schrock on the radio with Kevin Boling

October 11, 2012

“Knowing The Truth” with Pastor Kevin Boling is a live, call-in radio program providing Doctrinal Dialog, Cultural Commentary and Insightful Interviews with some of today’s foremost Christian authors and leaders. Recently Boling had on his show Matthew Barrett and David Schrock. In his interview with Barrett, executive editor of Credo Magazine, he discussed Barrett’s new…

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Rediscovering the Holiness of God (David Schrock)

May 19, 2014

Note then the kindness and severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God’s kindness to you,  provided you continue in his kindness. —Romans 11:22— When God created Adam and Eve, he endowed them with righteousness and a limitless capacity to delight in God’s holiness. On the hill of the Lord, they were…

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Justification by Faith: The Preachers Life Preserver (David Schrock)

March 19, 2014

Preaching is serious business.  And preachers should feel the weight of rightly declaring God’s gospel. Yet, such a serious calling exposes preachers to what Spurgeon called “fainting fits.” When the harvest is plentiful, pride is the preacher’s temptation, but when the response is lean, despair hangs in the air. With such threats, what will preserve…

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Keep Christ at the Center (David Schrock)

July 3, 2013

Darrell Bock’s book Recovering the Real Lost Gospel: Reclaiming the Gospel as Good News advertises itself as a “biblical theology of the gospel” (2).  Beginning with God’s promise to Abraham, he traces the good news of God from its seed form in the “gospel preached beforehand to Abraham” (Gal. 3:8) to the fullness of the…

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Reflections on the Southern Baptist Convention 2011

September 24, 2011

by David Schrock This year’s Southern Baptist Convention in Phoenix, Arizona was the smallest gathering of Southern Baptists since World War II (1944). However, its diminutive size (approx. 4,800 messengers) should not discount the importance of the two-day convention (June 14-15). As Bryant Wright, this year’s president, put it, “I do believe it could prove…

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On Mission With the Triune God

August 6, 2012

By David Schrock– Luke’s second book is entitled, “The Acts of the Apostles.”  However, a more accurate title would be “The Acts of the Holy Spirit” because it is the Spirit who is responsible for convicting, converting, and creating the church. Yet, even this title is mildly insufficient, because it tempts us to think that…

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Why Doesn’t God Just Tell Me ‘Yes or No’?

May 2, 2012

By David Schrock— More than once, the Bible says your ‘yes’ should be ‘yes’ and your ‘no’ should be ‘no’ (Matt 5:37; 2 Cor 1:17-20). Because God desires us to be impeccably honest, he instructs us to let our speech be filled with sincerity. Accordingly, the gospels bear witness to Jesus’ plain speech—conversation that is…

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Easter Week: A Time to Recalibrate Our Gospel-Centeredness

April 2, 2012

By David Schrock– When Paul spoke about the order necessary for church in Corinth, he compared speaking in church to the use of musical instruments. “If even lifeless instruments, such as the flute or the harp, do not give distinct notes, how will anyone know what is played? And if the bugle gives an indistinct…

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A Taste of Scotch Theology

September 24, 2011

By David Schrock The cost of a book is never indicative of its value. This point was driven home for me a few years ago when I found George Smeaton’s The Doctrine of the Atonement As Taught By Christ Himself (1871) on a dollar shelf at a used bookstore near the University of Chicago. Without…

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Immutability and Impassibility: Essential Truths in an Uncertain World

September 24, 2011

by David Schrock In a world of uncertain and constant change, believers in Jesus Christ need to learn or relearn two vital words—immutability and impassibility. While to many in the church, these twin doctrines about God may seem like esoteric and unnecessary truths, especially when they are weighed down by depression, broken relationships, or nagging…

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Herman Bavinck and the parameters of sensus plenior

September 24, 2011

by David Schrock In volume 1 of Reformed Dogmatics, Herman Bavinck reflects on the multiple ways in which the New Testament authors use and apply the Old Testament.  In the discussions that swirl today on this subject, it is noteworthy that he writes in favor of sensus plenior.  He says, In the case of Jesus and…

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Are you for Calvinism or against Calvinism?

July 11, 2012

[Editor’s note: This review is from the May issue of Credo Magazine, “Chosen by Grace.”] Horton, Michael. For Calvinism. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011. Olson, Roger. Against Calvinism. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011. Reviewed by David Schrock– At the end of 2011, Zondervan published two companion works on the subject of Calvinism.  Church historian and outspoken Arminian,…

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