As Summer Ends — (Late) Summer Reading List 2022

This year my Summer Reading List is definitely testing the boundaries of summer. But I claim as justification the fact that the days are still warm an...

August 8, 2022

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Leviticus in The New York Times: What’s the Real Story Here?

Even in this secular age, the conscience of Western civilization continues to be haunted and shaped by the Bible. The inherited moral tradition of the West was explicitly formed by the Bible -- both the Old and New Testaments -- and the moral power o ...

July 23, 2018

Before the Lease Runs Out: Summer Reading List for 2018

The days of summer may seem wonderfully long, but the season itself is frustratingly brief. Shakespeare put it this way: "And summer's lease hath all too short a date." Talk that way at the picnic table and friends may assume you have been in the hea ...

July 11, 2018

The Doubt-Slayer — Growing in Gratitude

This article is by Mary Mohler and is an excerpt from her wonderful new book, Growing in Gratitude: Rediscovering the Joy of a Thankful Heart.   The Doubt-Slayer Doubt and guilt are not strangers to most believers at some point in our journey. ...

July 5, 2018

The Wrath of God Poured Out — The Humiliation of the Southern Baptist Convention

The last few weeks have been excruciating for the Southern Baptist Convention and for the larger evangelical movement. It is as if bombs are dropping and God alone knows how many will fall and where they will land. America's largest evangelical de ...

May 23, 2018

The Empty Tomb and the Resurrected Lord

The pattern of the Christian year is an exercise of the Church’s discipline. The annual celebrations of Christmas and Resurrection Day force the Church to ponder again the truths of Christ’s incarnation and resurrection. Christians understand that ...

March 31, 2018

The Preacher: Billy Graham and American Evangelicalism

Billy Graham died yesterday at the age of 99. Graham was one of the titanic figures of American evangelicalism and his life spanned some of the interesting and tumultuous years of world history. We cannot even speak about 20th-century evangelicalism ...

February 22, 2018

All Other Ground is Sinking Sand: A Portrait of Theological Disaster

Theological disaster almost never strikes out of the blue. Trouble builds and disaster is somehow averted again and again, but anyone with eyes to see knows the time is running out. Time has run out for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. The CBF ...

February 12, 2018

Christmas Full of Grace and Truth: Big Theological Issues Show Up in New Report

Major media across the country have given a great deal of attention to a recent research report that comes from the Pew Research Center. The headline from the Pew website is this, “Americans Say Religious Aspects of Christmas Are Declining in Publ ...

December 23, 2017

Far as the Curse is Found

Many Christians would be surprised, and perhaps even disappointed, to learn that the song often cited as our favorite Christmas carol is not actually a Christmas carol at all. The famed hymn writer Isaac Watts published "Joy to the World" in 1719. Mi ...

December 8, 2017

“An Act of Pure Evil” — Searching for Meaning in Las Vegas

Today, most Americans awoke to news from Las Vegas that is nothing less than horrific. For so many in Las Vegas, Sunday night must have seemed like the night that would never end. In the face of such overwhelming news, we naturally seek after fact ...

October 2, 2017

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