This is a paper I wrote in seminary showing why abortion is wrong on the basis of reason, philosophy, science, the founding documents of our nation, and Scripture. I’ve been intending to post it for quite a while, along with most of my other papers, and with the Planned Parenthood revelations going on, right now […]
Preparing Your Teens for College
Most people are aware of Alex Chediak’s excellent book Thriving at College. What is often overlooked is his sequel to that book, Preparing Your Teens for College. Don’t let the title fool you. This book is not just for parents of teenagers. It is for all parents, because the solid principles he outlines actually make the book an excellent primer […]
Do All of God’s Blessings Really Come to Us on the Basis of the Infinite Merit of Christ?
In his excellent book The Gospel for Real Life, Jerry Bridges writes: We need to learn and remind ourselves every day that God’s favor — His blessings and answers to prayer — come to us not on the basis of our works, but on the basis of the infinite merit of Jesus Christ. Is this right? What about, […]
Why Plant Churches?
A fantastic and extremely helpful article by Tim Keller that everyone needs to read. Here’s the start: The vigorous, continual planting of new congregations is the single most crucial strategy for 1) the numerical growth of the Body of Christ in any city, and 2) the continual corporate renewal and revival of the existing churches […]
What is a Gospel-Centered, Missional Church?
A great article at the new For the Church Website. Here are a few excerpts: What is a gospel-centered, missional church? Simply put, a gospel-centered missional church is one that recognizes that: Authentic heart-transformation cannot happen apart from the gospel; AND Culture is not the enemy of the church; rather it is a broken treasure God […]
5 Questions on Faith and Doubt
Barnabas Piper’s new book Help My Unbelief: Why Doubt is Not the Enemy of Faith releases July 1st. In the weeks leading up to its release, he is interviewing several people on questions of faith and doubt. Today his interview with me is up. The five questions are: What does “I believe, help my unbelief” mean to […]
God is Much More Secular Than We Often Think
John Piper, in The Pleasures of God: God has an interest in all our nonreligious life. All our business transactions are his concern. God is not so distant or even ‘religious’ that he only cares about what happens at church and during devotions. Every square inch of this earth is his and every minute of our […]
Jesus is Not Customizable
Well said by David Platt in Follow Me: In Matthew 7, Jesus expose our dangerous tendency to gravitate toward that which is easy and popular. Hear his warning: Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the […]
Where Theology and Sports Collide
Today TGC has a TGCVocations interview that I did with Kurt Earl, founder of Compete4Christ. Kurt is a teacher and coach who has done incredible thinking on how the gospel applies to coaching and athletics. Check out the interview, as well as Compete4Christ, to get a taste of his thinking. And, of course, as a huge Patriots […]
Learning from the Heroes of the Faith — Especially Old Princeton
This is an interview with Gary Steward, a good friend of mine going all the way back to seminary and author of the just released Princeton Seminary (1812 – 1929): Its Lives and Leaders. I highly commend his book for everyone! How did you get interested in Old Princeton? While I was a student at South Dakota […]
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