New Edition of He Died for Me by Jeff Johnson

Jeff Johnson has released a new edition of his book, He Died For Me, which is now available in paperback. He describes the book as essentially about an “in-house debate among Calvinists,” and that it is. But I think even non-Calvinists would learn a great deal from this book. It is an excellent introduction to … Continue reading New Edition of He Died for Me by Jeff Johnson

The Statement on Social Justice & the Gospel

On Tuesday an important statement was issued by a group of Evangelical pastors. It is called The Statement on Social Justice & the Gospel and following is a list of its initial signers: John MacArthur Pastor, Grace Community Church Voddie Baucham VBM Phil Johnson Executive Director, Grace to You James White Director, Alpha and Omega … Continue reading The Statement on Social Justice & the Gospel

John MacArthur on “Social Justice”

In a recent series of blog posts, John MacArthur helpfully addressed the issue of "social justice" from the standpoint of Scripture. In the first of these posts, John stresses the importance of confronting this issue: Evangelicalism’s newfound obsession with the notion of “social justice” is a significant shift—and I’m convinced it’s a shift that is … Continue reading John MacArthur on “Social Justice”

Responses to “The Secret History of Leviticus”

As many of the blog's readers may have heard, The New York Times recently published an article by Idan Dershowitz entitled The Secret History of Leviticus. In the article the author seeks to explain away the clear prohibition against homosexuality found particularly in Leviticus 18:22, but he really doesn't offer any new "arguments" beyond the … Continue reading Responses to “The Secret History of Leviticus”

An Example of the Way Scripture May Be Undermined in a Sermon

Following are notes taken as I listened to a June 21, 2015, sermon by Pete Cocco delivered at Minier Christian Church in Minier, Illinois. I had originally posted these notes not long after he had delivered the sermon and while he was still the director of a local campus ministry. I then took the post … Continue reading An Example of the Way Scripture May Be Undermined in a Sermon

How the Lord Shepherded Me Through My Wife’s Battle With Ovarian Cancer (Reposted – 10 Year Anniversary)

In celebration of my wife's tenth full year of being cancer free, I am posting again the article I wrote about how God saw us through that difficult trial. Of course, the focus here is on my own struggle as her husband, but the article communicates a theology of God's sovereignty over suffering and trials that … Continue reading How the Lord Shepherded Me Through My Wife’s Battle With Ovarian Cancer (Reposted – 10 Year Anniversary)

Palm Sunday: What Does it Mean? by Bob Gonzales

Jesus begins His final week of ministry by entering Jerusalem amidst a jubilant celebration. Multitudes greet Him, shouting “Hosannas” and waving palm branches in their hands, as He enters the city. For this reason, Christian tradition refers to this day as “Palm Sunday”—the day of Jesus’ triumphal entry. The fact that Christians through the centuries… via … Continue reading Palm Sunday: What Does it Mean? by Bob Gonzales

The Narrow Way (Matthew 7:13-14 Teaching Outline)

Introduction: As I studied this passage, I was reminded of a famous poem by Robert Frost: Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took … Continue reading The Narrow Way (Matthew 7:13-14 Teaching Outline)