Husbands, Love Your Wives

By Dave Zuleger The idea of love is talked about often, dreamed about even more, and the subject of all sorts of songs, shows, and movies. But, what does love really mean? What does it really look like on the ground in the hardest, darkest moments of life? It’s easy to picture what love is…

Don’t Be A Grumbler, Be A Groaner

By Dave Zuleger, Lead Pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church (south campus) Grumbling is Natural Grumbling happens naturally for most of us. The circumstances of our lives collide with our expectations, hopes, and dreams and in our hearts, we begin our fist-shaking. I’m often tempted to excuse my grumbling heart by saying things like, “It’s just…

New Hearts for God’s New Covenant People

Redemptive history is an amazing thing. You can see God’s goodness and grace run through the pages of Holy Scripture. Goodness and grace are inescapable realities. You’d think God’s people would respond with gratefulness and thankfulness. And yet, God’s people, the very recipients of God’s goodness and grace, are all-too-often ungrateful, unthankful, and down-right rebellious.…

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.…