God's Ambassadors: Advice for Preachers

Article by   November 2016
If a hundred preachers could agree on advice to be given to other ministers, it would probably be worth weighing their wisdom on the subject. This is just what the Westminster Assembly offered in a "sub-directory" on preaching within the body's larger Directory for Worship. continue

More Mercy in Christ than Sin in Us

In his book The Bruised Reed, Richard Sibbes famously wrote, "We have this for a foundation truth, that there is more mercy in Christ than sin in us." Here is one of those oft repeated statements of Gospel assurance...
Posted December 2, 2016 @ 8:50 AM by Nick Batzig

A Cross-Shaped View of God's Attributes

Talk of God's attributes that is not tethered to concrete stories of God's dealings with his people in history tends toward abstraction (and so away from doxology, where all talk of God should end). The same is true, of course,...
Posted November 30, 2016 @ 1:21 PM by Aaron Denlinger

The Lectio Continua Expository Commentary on the New Testament

I love reading commentaries and have many of them: technical commentaries, semi-technical commentaries, devotional commentaries, practical commentaries, evangelical and Reformed commentaries. Recently, I received three volumes in the new Lectio ContinuaI Expository Commentary on the New Testament (LCECNT).1 This series...
Posted November 29, 2016 @ 11:39 AM by Rob Ventura

Shusaku's Silence

Some readers may be curious about the forthcoming Martin Scorsese film, Silence. The story follows two Jesuit priests (played by Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who leave Portugal in order to discover the fate of Father Ferreira (Liam Neeson), a...
Posted November 28, 2016 @ 10:10 AM by Adam Parker

Subordination in Scripture: κεφαλή in 1 Corinthians 11:3

Perhaps the text that is closest to the heart of the ESS (eternal subordination of the Son) debate is found in 1 Corinthians 11:3. The prominence of this text is in large measure due to the manner in which...
Posted November 22, 2016 @ 8:08 AM by Alastair Roberts

Scripture, Slavery, and Social Activism

Last year I finished a short sermon series on the book of Ephesians. One of the sections of Ephesians which I approached with a sense of fear and trepidation was that which deals with the relationship between masters and slaves...
Posted November 18, 2016 @ 8:04 AM by Nick Batzig

Spiritual Despair: A Universal Malady

Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) was a peculiar sort of apologist for the spiritual earnestness he believed is demanded by the gospel and necessary to being human. It is not surprising, then, that Kierkegaard had much to say about despair before...
Posted November 18, 2016 @ 7:30 AM by Bruce Baugus

Today's Theologians: Iain D Campbell

This is the first post in a short series of interviews in which we are asking some of our favorite theologians questions about theology and ministry. We begin this series with Dr. Iain D. Campbell. Dr. Campbell is pastor of...
Posted November 15, 2016 @ 4:03 PM by Nick Batzig
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