Renowned historian Patrick Collinson dubbed William Whitaker, the Master of St. John's College at Cambridge (1587-1595), the "watchdog of orthodoxy" for his tenacious defense of Reformed thought. … [Read more...] about The Puritan Doctrine of Holy Scripture
“they may be called oaks of righteousness.” –Isaiah 61:3 I was born and raised in one of the most beautiful states in our union: Kentucky. With lakes, rivers, mountains, caves, and rolling hills, the … [Read more...] about The Christian Is a Live Oak
Andrew Fuller, the man Charles Spurgeon hailed as the greatest theologian of his century, described faith as “that which unites us to Christ, for the sake of whose righteousness alone we are … [Read more...] about What is Union with Christ?
When Kelly and I moved to Baton Rouge roughly three years ago, we didn’t know a soul. Without kids, a dog, or a small group, we both began writing down our thoughts, our meditations on Scripture, and … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons Pastors Should Write
So often a pastor’s legacy isn’t measured in years but in dates, not in sermons preached but in events present. Mission trips, conferences, fall festivals, camps, etc. These are the moments that … [Read more...] about A Pastor’s Legacy
J.I. Packer once described Christianity as a “revealed religion.” Despite the fact that the Greek word kanōn was not used in any Scriptural sense in early Christian literature until Athanasius in … [Read more...] about Did Marcion and the Gnostics Give Us The Idea For a Biblical Canon?
Mark Noll once described church history as “a gigantic seminar where trusted friends, who have labored long to understand the Scriptures, hold forth in various corners of the room.” (Turning Points, … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons To Study Romans In 2017
C.S. Lewis once famously remarked, “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” I too enjoy reading books. (and coffee over tea) If I were to decide which I enjoy … [Read more...] about Obbie’s Book Superlatives for 2016
“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel (which means, God with us).” –Matthew 1:23 Odds are substantial that if you are a pastor preaching this … [Read more...] about Pastors, Preach Immanuel
In 1937, fundamentalist radio broadcaster and activist Carl McIntire published a widely distributed pamphlet entitled “Why Should Christians Be Kind to the Jews?” At the outset of the Second World … [Read more...] about The Incarnation Is Forever