Are You Improving? Thoughts on Getting Better, Particularly at Preaching

This weekend marked the end of the season for my beloved Kentucky Wildcats. I love watching UK basketball and it was sad to see them lose to the Auburn Tigers. The loss, however, was much easier to take when I heard Duke also lost. A bit of balance was restored to the universe. When I…

Worth a Look: Church Planting and Accountability; 9Marks on Church Planting; Why don’t Christians Study their Bible?; Why don’t Christians Memorize their Bible?

Here are a few things we believe are worth a look. Accountability is important. We’ve all read or heard of recent failures and firings of high-profile pastors. We all need accountable relationships and structures. TGC offers help. A 9Marks podcast on Church planting with Brian Davis and Nathan Knight. Why don’t more Christians study the…

Worth a Look: Jason DeRouchie on the Old Testament; The Best Case for Cessationism; God Knows What You Don’t Have; ETS and the Holy Spirit

Here are several things we believe are worth a look: Jason DeRouchie, professor of Old Testament and Biblical theology at Bethlehem College & Seminary and my (Jonathon) favorite Old Testament theologian, gives us ten reasons the Old Testament is important for Christians today. Andrew Wilson, a convinced continuationist, gives high praise for a new book…

The Expository Genius of John Calvin: Some Notes from Steve Lawson’s Book on Calvin’s Preaching

John Calvin is a heavyweight in the history of Christian thought. When thinking about any particular point of theology, theologians of all stripes are wise to wrestle with his ideas. Love him or hate him, his influence is unquestionably felt across the world. Karl Barth, an intellectual giant in his own right, says, Calvin is…