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Ask Anything: Weekend Edition 02-15-14

What is the difference between Dispensationalism and Covenant Theology? Should you leave a congregation if a woman is ordained as an elder? Which theologians and…Read this essay →

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Can Liberal Christianity Be Reinvented? – A Conversation With Theologian Theo Hobson

Dr. Theo Hobson is a British theologian and journalist currently serving as lecturer in systematic theology at General Theological Seminary, New York. Dr. Hobson studied…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 09-09-13

Syria: Argument for state sovereignty winning over argument for human rights; Syrian Christians fleeing one of the last villages on earth where Aramaic still spoken;…Read this essay →

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The Wrath of God Was Satisfied: Substitutionary Atonement and the Conservative Resurgence in the Southern Baptist Convention

Current controversy over the nature of Christ's atonement for sin points to a truth many younger evangelicals may not know, i.e., the substitutionary nature of Christ's...Read this essay →

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Confessional Integrity and the Stewardship of Words

In the beginning was the Word. Christians rightly cherish the declaration that our Savior, the crucified and resurrected Lord Jesus Christ, is first known as...Read this essay →

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When the Lights Go Out: The Death of a Denomination

When a church forfeits its doctrinal convictions and then embraces ambiguity and tolerates heresy, it undermines its own credibility and embraces its own destruction.Read this essay →

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What Would Luther Say? — A Church Apologizes for Church Discipline

The great moral revolution on the issue of homosexuality collides with the total surrender of a liberal denomination, and the result is the church's apology...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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“The Year of Our Lord” — Diploma Trouble in Texas

The controversy at Trinity University tells us so much about the loss of Christian conviction in colleges and universities, the insanity of secular revisionism, and…Read this essay →

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Is the Reformation Over?

The Rev. Eric Bergman thinks he has seen the future — and it isn’t Protestant. Known as Father Bergman now, Rev. Bergman became a Catholic…Read this essay →

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Vanishing Christianity — A Lesson from the Presbyterians

A recent study reveals that over one-third of the members of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America (PCUSA) no longer believe that...Read this essay →

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How Will They Hear Without a Preacher?

Preaching has fallen on hard times. So suggests a report out of Durham University's College of Preachers. The British university's CODEC research center, which aims...Read this essay →

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The Idolatrous Religion of Conscience — A Lutheran Lesson for Us All

"It wasn't primarily about sex." With those words, Lutheran theologian Robert Benne explained that the actions recently taken by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America...Read this essay →

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Forum on the Life & Legacy of Lottie Moon – Dr. Mohler

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Forum on the Life & Legacy of Lottie Moon

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Sorry, Athanasius – It’s Not Over

"Today heresy and orthodoxy have changed roles," remarked Harold O. J. Brown. "It is fashionable, not dangerous, to be a heretic, and dull if not...Read this essay →

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They’re Back . . . The Pope and Indulgences

Looking to Christianity's third millennium, Pope John Paul II has declared "The Great Jubilee of the Year 2000"—and indulgences from punishment for sin are a...Read this essay →

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“You May Kill Us, but You Can Never Hurt Us:” The Witness of Modern Martyrs

When Pastor Al Meredith entered the pulpit of Wedgwood Baptist Church September 19, he addressed the question nearly everyone was asking: "Where is God in...Read this essay →

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Blessed Art Thou Among Women: The New Debate Over Mary

The issue of Mary remains one of the hottest debates on the Protestant/Roman Catholic divide, and new proposals for Marian doctrines are likely to ignite...Read this essay →

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The Reformation of Doctrine and the Renewal of the Church: A Response to Dr. William R. Estep

One of the most promising signs of renewal in Southern Baptist life is the emergence of genuine theological discussion and historical interest. After decades marked...Read this essay →

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Two Rival Religions?

On November 3, 1921, J. Gresham Machen presented an address entitled, "Liberalism or Christianity?" In that famous address, later expanded into the book, Christianity &...Read this essay →

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Calvin’s 500 Year Legacy

Calvin's influence on the church has been seen in a positive and negative light. On his 500th's birthday, Dr. Moore discusses the benefits of Calvin's...Read this essay →

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The Assurance of Things Hoped For

THE ASSURANCE OF THINGS HOPED FOR: A LIVING STEWARDSHIP FOR THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY AND THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President...Read this essay →

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Sesquicentennial Address – Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr.

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Love in a Time of Swine Flu

"A man's spirit will endure sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear?" Proverbs 18:14 The history of humanity is the history of sickness, disease,...Read this essay →

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The Evolution of Catholicism

One cannot understand the theology of the Reformers without first understanding the theology of the Catholic Church in the sixteenth century.  Similarly, an understanding of...Read this essay →

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John Calvin at 500: A Good Resource

The 500th anniversary of the birth of John Calvin has prompted numerous conferences, special observances, and books -- and rightly so.  For some, the anniversary...Read this essay →

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Newsweek — The End of Christian America

"To the surprise of liberals who fear the advent of an evangelical theocracy and to the dismay of religious conservatives who long to see their...Read this essay →

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John Calvin: Preacher and Teacher

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