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Jul 2017 14 Jul 14, 2017
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One of the more important books released in 2017 is Andy Naselli’s, How to Understand and Apply the New Testament: Twelve Steps from Exegesis to Theology (Presbyterian & Reformed). What follows is one example of why I so greatly appreciate Andy’s book. Continue reading . . . One of the more important books released in 2017 is Andy Naselli’s, How to Understand and Apply the New Testament: Twelve Steps from Exegesis to Theology (Presbyteria...Read More

Jul 2017 12 Jul 12, 2017

Jonathan Petersen, Manager of marketing for Bible Gateway, interviewed Sam Storms about his book, Practicing the Power: Welcoming the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in Your Life (Zondervan, 2017). Continue reading . . . Jonathan Petersen, Manager of marketing for Bible Gateway, interviewed Sam Storms about his book, Practicing the Power: Welcoming the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in Your Life (Zondervan, 2017). What is your “pipe dream” you speak of in your...Read More

Jul 2017 10 Jul 10, 2017

Today we turn our attention to James Arminius and a few brief observations about the theological system that bears his name. Continue reading . . .  Today we turn our attention to James Arminius and a few brief observations about the theological system that bears his name. (1) Jacob Harmenszoon, better known to history as James Arminius, was born in Holland in 1559. His father died within a year of his birth and his mother, his brothers and sisters, and virtually ...Read More

Jul 2017 6 Jul 6, 2017
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Recently I joined the hosts of Two Thieves Podcast to discuss the keys to sound biblical interpretation, with particular application to the subject of eschatology and my own amillennial convictions. The interview is about 45 minutes in length. Continue reading . . .  Recently I joined the hosts of Two Thieves Podcast to discuss the keys to sound biblical interpretation, with particular application to the subject of eschatology and my own amillennial convictions. Th...Read More

Jul 2017 5 Jul 5, 2017
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Highly regarded Wesley-Arminian theologian Thomas Oden passed away just a few months ago here in Oklahoma City. Among Oden’s many published works is one that provides a clear presentation of the Arminian-Wesleyan view of God’s saving grace. Continue reading . . .  Highly regarded Wesley-Arminian theologian Thomas Oden passed away just a few months ago here in Oklahoma City. Among Oden’s many published works is one that provides a clear presentatio...Read More

Jul 2017 3 Jul 3, 2017

In two previous installments of “10 things you should know” we looked at ten reasons why preaching in general has fallen on hard times, as well as ten reasons why biblical preaching is critically important. Today we look at the nature of expositional preaching and why it is, in my opinion, the far superior approach to making known the written Word of God. Continue reading . . .  In two previous installments of “10 things you should know” we ...Read More

Jun 2017 30 Jun 30, 2017
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In a recent tweet my friend Matt Chandler made this comment about the acquittal of a police officer in the shooting death of Philando Castile Continue reading . . .  In a recent tweet my friend Matt Chandler made this comment about the acquittal of a police officer in the shooting death of Philando Castile: “This brokenness requires radical steps but it’s deeply demonic. Praying for Holy Spirit breakthrough and the binding of this spirit.” I...Read More

Jun 2017 29 Jun 29, 2017
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I’m currently reading through John Piper’s most recent book (and so should you!), Reading the Bible Supernaturally: Seeing and Savoring the Glory of God in Scripture (Crossway, 2017). I’ll have a more complete review of it when I’m done, but I can assure you that it will most definitely be on my list of Top Ten Best Books of 2017. Continue reading . . .  I’m currently reading through John Piper’s most recent book (and so should y...Read More

Jun 2017 28 Jun 28, 2017

I was recently invited by the Gospel Coalition to contribute to their series of posts called “On My Shelf.” Numerous individuals have also been asked to share what they are currently reading and what they’ve read in the past that has had a significant impact on their lives. Here is my list. Continue reading . . .  I was recently invited by the Gospel Coalition to contribute to their series of posts called “On My Shelf.” Numerous indivi...Read More