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Ask Anything: Weekend Edition 02-22-14

What does the Bible say about taxing wealthy, welfare, and poverty? What is your reaction to John Walton’s “The Lost World of Genesis One” and…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 02-12-14

President Obama delays ObamaCare implementation; The welfare state is taking over the government; Camel bones prove the Bible isn’t reliable? Here we go again…Read this essay →

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As One with Authority: The Mandate of Biblical Exposition

At the 2013 Expositors Summit at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, I preached on Matthew 7:28-29. In that passage, the crowds were astonished at the...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 10-25-13

New Mexico court to decide marriage “once and for all.” Really? 13 year old boy shot and killed by deputies in San Francisco for carrying…Read this essay →

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Falling on Deaf Ears?—Why So Many Churches Hear So Little of the Bible

“It is well and good for the preacher to base his sermon on the Bible, but he better get to something relevant pretty quickly, or...Read this essay →

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Preaching with Authority: Three Characteristics of Expository Preaching

Authentic expository preaching is marked by three distinct characteristics: authority, reverence, and centrality. Expository preaching is authoritative because it stands upon the very authority of...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 08-27-13

Chemical weapons in Syria prove to be “uncivilized, barbarian, rogue”; Compromising personal morality now the “price of citizenship”; Rabbi Kushner: It doesn’t have to be…Read this essay →

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The Sheer Weightlessness of So Many Sermons—Why Expository Preaching Matters

If preaching is central to Christian worship, what kind of preaching are we talking about? The sheer weightlessness of much contemporary preaching is a severe...Read this essay →

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Expository Preaching—The Antidote to Anemic Worship

Evangelical Christians have been especially attentive to worship in recent years, sparking a renaissance of thought and conversation on what worship really is and how...Read this essay →

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Has God Called You? Discerning the Call to Preach

Has God called you to ministry? Though all Christians are called to serve the cause of Christ, God calls certain persons to serve the Church...Read this essay →

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The Devil is in the Details: Biblical Inerrancy and the Licona Controversy

It is not enough to affirm biblical inerrancy in general terms. The integrity of this affirmation depends upon the affirmation of inerrancy in every detailed…Read this essay →

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Throwing the Bible Under the Bus

Giberson and Collins reveal their true understanding of biblical inspiration when they locate it, not in the authorship of the text at all, but in…Read this essay →

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Rinse Not the Prose: Christopher Hitchens on the King James Version

Why would an ardent atheist care about translations of the Bible, and why would Christians be concerned with what an atheist would think? These are...Read this essay →

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Who’s Afraid of Noah’s Ark?

A proposal to build a theme park that would feature a life-size replica of Noah's Ark has set off a controversy in Kentucky that is...Read this essay →

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Empire or Cow Town? National Geographic Looks at the Kingdom of David and Solomon

Tel Aviv University archaeologist Israel Finkelstein argues that the kingdom of David and Solomon is a greatly embellished biblical fiction. Jerusalem, he argues, was a...Read this essay →

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The Knowledge of the Self-Revealing God: Starting Point for the Christian Worldview

The Christian worldview is structured, first of all, by the revealed knowledge of God. There is no other starting point for an authentic Christian worldview—and…Read this essay →

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Science Trumps the Bible? — An Amazingly Candid (and Disastrous) Argument

Professor Giberson asserts that to believe in the truthfulness and historicity of the entire Bible is to paddle in an “intellectual backwater.” Christians committed to…Read this essay →

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The Inerrancy of Scripture: The Fifty Years’ War . . . and Counting

We are entering a new phase in the battle over the Bible’s truthfulness and authority. We should at least be thankful for undisguised arguments coming…Read this essay →

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Do We Really Know Jesus? Adam Gopnik and the Gospels

The Christian faith stands or falls on the truthfulness of the four Gospels. There is no way around this fact. Our choice is nothing less…Read this essay →

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Real Enough? — Relics, Gopher Wood, and the Sufficiency of Scripture

Our confidence that the account of the flood and Noah’s ark happened in space, time, and history is grounded in the Bible, not in remnants…Read this essay →

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This Man Was No Moderate: The Legacy of Cecil Sherman

We are not likely ever to see the like of Cecil Sherman again. No one will be able to understand the history of the Southern…Read this essay →

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Bound by Conscience or Denying the Bible?

An Encore Presentation From 10/26/09Read this essay →

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Bound by Conscience or Denying the Bible?

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is flirting with homosexuality in dangerous ways.  Over the summer, the ELCA voted to adopt a statement on human...Read this essay →

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Christian Convictions and Unpopularity in the Public Square

Deepak Chopra is at it again: arguing for a Jesus that doesn’t exist in scripture.  This time, his argument comes in a response to the...Read this essay →

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Words From the Fire: The 10 Commandments for Christians Today

The 10 commandments are the hallmark of the Old Testament.  They play a crucial role in the history of mankind, laying the standard for ethics,...Read this essay →

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The Erosion of Inerrancy in Evangelicalism

Believing in the weighty truths of Scripture is the calling and joy of every Christian, and we must be careful to avoid playing the critic...Read this essay →

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The Making of a Great Bible Translation

The making of a great bible translation is a great and awesome task. Taking the Word of God and translating it into the vernacular of...Read this essay →

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The Challenge Of The New Perspective To Biblical Justification

An Encore Presentation From 03/27/07Read this essay →

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The Compassion of Truth: Homosexuality in Biblical Perspective

Homosexuality is perhaps the most controversial issue of debate in American culture. Once described as "the love that dares not speak its name," homosexuality is...Read this essay →

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A Feast from John 4, Courtesy of Lloyd-Jones

Martyn Lloyd-Jones was, by any fair measure, one of the greatest preachers of the twentieth century.  His ministry at Westminster Chapel in London ranks among...Read this essay →

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