Tim Keller recounts this story in Generous Justice: When I was a young pastor at my first church in Hopewell, Virginia, a single mother with four children began attending our services. It became clear very quickly that she had severe financial problems, and several people in the church proposed that we try to help her. By […]
Archives for August 2014
Catherine Strode Parks and her mom, Linda Strode, have done the church a great service by writing the excellent book A Christ-Centered Wedding: Rejoicing in the Gospel on Your Big Day. There has been a growing proliferation in the last few years of books applying the gospel to all areas of life. But this is the first I’ve […]
At Gospel in Life, you can now find all of Tim Keller’s sermons and other resources together in one spot. The site also includes all resources from Redeemer Presbyterian and Redeemer City to City. It is fantastic to see this! Here’s the brief description: We are excited to announce gospelinlife.com, our new site for all […]
In the latest issue of The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Eric Ortland has an excellent article called “The Gospel in the Book of Ecclesiastes.” It is an excellent article. I don’t think the JETS articles are online, but if you subscribe to JETS, check it out. Here is one of the most helpful […]
Michael Kruger nails it at The Gospel Coalition: When it comes to our justification — our legal standing before God — our own good works are in no way the grounds of God’s declaration that we are “righteous.” Indeed, the gospel is good news because we are saved not by what we have done, but […]
One of the best sermons of all time is Jonathan Edwards’s “The Duty of Christian Charity: Explained and Defended.” In it, he argues that helping the poor is one of the highest duties of the Christian. It is not a just a small duty, but a great duty — and even heaven and hell lie in the […]
This is really, really important to understand: “The true picture in the New Testament is not that of a congregation under the authority of the preacher; but of both preacher and congregation under the authority of God’s written word” (Eric Alexander, What is Biblical Preaching).