Jonathan Leeman’s, Don’t Fire Your Church Members (an outline)

I’ve recently finished reading Jonathan Leeman’s defense of congregationalism. I believe it is the single best resource on the issue today. I highly recommend the work. Jonathan Leeman, Don’t Fire Your Church Members: The Case for Congregationalism.   Nashville: B&H Academic, 2016. ISBN: 978-1433686238 $19.36 208 pages Introduction Not Just Decision Making, But Work Who…

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: 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 Augsburg Confession; The Sexual Revolution Hits a Speed Bump; The New Thought of the Prosperity Gospel; the NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible

Here are a few things we believe are worth a look. I’m a baptist who lives in land full of Lutherans. Therefore I decided it was worthwhile to read the Augsburg Confession, the Lutheran statement of faith submitted to Charles V in 1530. It’s a worshipful document, even when you don’t agree with every word.…

Goldsworthy and the Exodus

Graeme Goldsworthy has a tremendous gift for tying the various parts of the biblical story to the metanarrative of the whole Bible. In According to Plan: The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible, Goldsworthy provides an introduction to biblical theology. He attempts to show how the idea of God’s kingdom (God’s people, living in God’s…