Let’s Make Every Sunday Resurrection Sunday

This article was posted on the Crossway Blog, the publishers of my book Raised With Christ. Sunday’s Coming! This week, the attention of every Christian begins to turn towards the vibrant celebration that Easter Sunday will be. Even as we approach Good Friday, we do so with the sure and certain knowledge that, to quote the old preacher, “Sunday’s coming!” Echoing 1 Corinthians 15, John Stott writes, “Christianity is in its very essence a resurrection religion. The concept of … [Read more...]

I believe in Jesus: A Sermon on the Trinity and the Resurrection

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The following sermon was preached on Sunday 30 March in Northwood Church in Keller, Texas. Encouragingly there was a number of gospel responses afterwards. You can watch the video here, or download the audio and a powerpoint file from the church's website. Some brief notes follow the video here. Sermon Notes I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord. Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin … [Read more...]

Video of Adrian appearing on Ed Stetzer’s The Exchange

Ed Stetzer was out of the country, so my old friend Micah Fries was the interviewer when I appeared on The Exchange. We spoke about blogging, the prime importance of the church, the priesthood of all believers, and the centrality of the resurrection. I really enjoyed the interview. My friend Rice Broocks also appeared on the show, and we discussed God's Not Dead. If you want to just watch the segment about God's Not Dead see the video embedded on my review post. You can watch the video … [Read more...]

Strange Fire: Can we at least agree on the vital place of Christian experience?

The Strange Fire controversy has again highlighted the divisions that exist within the church over the charismatic issue. It concerns me that these arguments may futher eclipse a much more important question. That question is addressed in one of the chapters of my book Raised With Christ. In it, the rich heritage of experiential Christianity through the ages is discussed. Thanks to Crossway, for the first time that chapter is available to download here for free. Here is a brief excerpt to whet … [Read more...]

Strange Fire – A Charismatic Response to John MacArthur

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Christians have a long history of disagreeing with each other over doctrine. There is nothing new about that. Sometimes that disagreement can get quite heated. So for example, in the time when Wesley and Whitefield were arguing over Calvinism, Charles Wesley wrote a shameful hymn called "The Horrible Decree" which says of Calvinism: O HORRIBLE DECREE Worthy of whence it came! Forgive their hellish blasphemy And much more besides. As I concluded my post responding to MacArthur's first … [Read more...]

The Ramifications of the Resurrection – interview on Knowing the Truth

I had a great time today as a guest on Kevin Boling's radio show talking about the resurrection of Jesus. It is encouraging to see every Easter the increase in interest in my book. But, in a way, the fact that this all comes mostly at Easter time is proof positive that the book, and the ideas in it are still very needed. I am sure that books about the cross of Jesus are bought all year round. It is time that books on the resurrection were read all year too!  So, this Easter, why not use the … [Read more...]

Frank Viola interviews me about my book on the resurrection

Frank Viola was kind enough to interview me about my book: As we consider Easter this year, I want to draw attention to my friend Adrian Warnock’s recent book Raised with Christ. The book is an excellent treatment on the resurrection of Jesus . . . why it’s important and how it applies to our lives today. Adrian Warnock blogs at Patheos, and serves on the leadership team of Jubilee Church, London. He is passionate about refocusing the church on the resurrection. He is also keen to … [Read more...]

New review for “Raised With Christ”

One of the marvellous things about writing a book is that sometimes you get to hear about people who have picked it up months or even years later. It is of course something new to them, and sometimes the book blesses and encourages them even as it once did yourself as you wrote it. So, I was really pleased to read this new review of my book, Raised With Christ: I consider myself Reformed. One of the things that means is that the cross is central to my understanding of the gospel. I … [Read more...]

What is a Christian?

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I believe it is very important that we broaden our definition of Christian, but at the same time narrow our definition of Evangelical. Very often people confuse the two these days. The Evangelical movement has always been a movement within the wider Christian movement. Often it has been accused of believing that only other Evangelicals are really Christians. It is no wonder then, that some today do not like it when people suggest they are probably not an Evangelical. The latest in a long line of … [Read more...]

Listen to this new interview about Jesus' resurrection and why I wrote a book about it

I don't pay much attention to the sales figures for my book.  I do know two things about them though.  Firstly, the publisher told me they were happy with the sales, especially for a first time author without an "offline" platform.  Secondly, the total number of sales is much fewer than the number of readers of this blog.I am also aware that there are many new readers who might somehow have missed that I wrote a book that argues that at least since the Reformation we have shamefully neglected … [Read more...]