Christmas and Epiphany, Birth and Baptism

You may have noticed an interesting theological debate currently under way among evangelicals. Critiquing the New Testament evidence for the Virgin Birth, Atlanta megachurch pastor Andy Stanley ventured the opinion that “Christianity doesn’t hinge on the truth or even the stories around the birth of Jesus. It really hinges on the resurrection of Jesus.” This [Read More…]

“An Index to Books”: John Erskine and The Evangelical Disseminators

I recently read Jonathan Yeager’s excellent Enlightened Evangelicalism: The Life and Thought of John Erskine (Oxford, 2011), and am struck by Yeager’s thesis that Erskine, one of the leading evangelical pastors in eighteenth-century Scotland, was especially significant as a “disseminator of enlightened evangelicalism.” Of course, Erskine was also an important theologian and preacher, but where he [Read More…]

Albert Mohler on Leadership

I did a 2011 podcast interview with Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary,  about my biography of Patrick Henry. I’ve done a lot of interviews, but I cannot recall doing one more academically rigorous, or where the interviewer knew so much about my books. I bring this up because, for me, it validates [Read More…]

Albert Mohler Interview with John Turner on Brigham Young

Fascinating podcast interview here by Southern Baptist Theological Seminary president Albert Mohler, with the Anxious Bench’s John Turner on his new biography of Brigham Young. [Read more…]