He began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately. -Acts 18:26 “I got saved” is without … [Read more...] about Is Jesus In Your Testimony?
The extent of God's sovereignty seems like an inescapable topic in the church today. It's also possibly the most flammable theological discussion in the church today – if one can indeed call it a … [Read more...] about Hospital Theology
Write to Communicate, Not to Pontificate. (Shawn Wright, SBTS) There’s plenty of brainpower on a seminary campus. For instance, I once sat an entire semester in preaching class next to an engineer … [Read more...] about The 4 Best Words of Advice I Received in Seminary
In the Fall of 1975, two teenagers met for the very first time on the campus of Gardner-Webb College in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. Born and raised in western Kentucky, the young man had arrived … [Read more...] about The Prodigal Baptist
In the aftermath of the Great Awakening, Jonathan Edwards saw the work of the Spirit of God in colonial America. Unlike men such as Boston pastor Charles Chauncy, the Northampton theologian was … [Read more...] about Edwards the Revivalist
With the current evangelical debate over the nature and structure of the Trinity, it seems as if the systematic theologians were the first to dive into the unfamiliar waters of Eternal Functional … [Read more...] about Jonathan Edwards and Eternal Functional Subordination
On occasion, I love to watch the reaction on Christian teenagers’ faces when I tell them I don’t know the exact date and time I was saved. It defies so many of their preconceptions about the standard … [Read more...] about A Youth Pastor’s Worst Mistake
In 1964, Richard Hofstadter won the Pulitzer Prize for his work Anti-Intellectualism in American Life, published a year earlier. In the book, Hofstadter traces an endemic strain of American … [Read more...] about 3 Ways to Address Anti-Intellectualism in the Church
What does it mean to be a “Puritan”? In the sixteenth century, under Queen Elizabeth, the word was actually a term of opprobrium. Criticism of Puritans was often so harsh that scholars have identified … [Read more...] about Who Is The Last Puritan?
Even the best Christian instruction can be repugnant without empathy and love. Jesus knew this more than most. Scripture says that Christ is both our sympathetic High Priest and a Good Shepherd with … [Read more...] about Jesus’s Compliment Sandwich