I came of theological age in the “young, restless, Reformed” heyday. The symbol, the emblem that graced the cover of the cover story of Christianity Today on this surging phenomenon, was a t-shirt that read “Jonathan Edwards is my homeboy.” I connected instantly with this movement when I read Collin Hansen’s explosive article. I won’t say that Edwards is my homeboy, but I will say that he is my favorite theologian and historical Christian figure. Today is Edwards’s birthday: October 5, 1703. Without… Read more

Here are nine testimonies of Christians who have clung to Romans 8:28, and all God’s truth, in deep waters. Read more

Rob Bell was recently asked what counsel he had for a young man whose unborn baby’s life is in danger. According to CNN (HT to Jim Smith), Bell said the following to the man in this heartrending position: Bell walked closer to the man and told him he could give him no easy answers. But he could tell him to avoid people who will try to comfort him by quoting scriptures like Romans 8:28 (“And we know that all things work together… Read more

After a speech by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Southern Poverty Law Center just labeled Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) a “hate group.” Sessions addressed an ADF group in California, and this occasioned a firestorm of criticism, with the SPLC leading the charge. Others quickly followed–here’s ABC News, NBC News, and the Daily Beast chiming in and spreading the smear. What is ADF, you ask? ADF is a non-profit entity that provides legal representation and public engagement on matters of “religious freedom, sanctity… Read more

The trend of evangelicals affirming homosexuality is not going away. The division this trend is causing is awful. Read more

The Resolutions Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention has just published the resolution that Malcolm Yarnell and I coauthored (explained here). It is listed below. Later today Southern Baptist messengers will hear the resolution on the convention floor. I am thankful to the committee for their consideration and deliberation. It is my hope, with Malcolm, that the messengers will formally embrace this resolution as our conventional belief. Without penal substitutionary atonement, there is no satisfaction of the Father’s just wrath against sinners…. Read more

It’s easy to trick yourself today. It’s easy to think you’re a cultural revolutionary when you’re the exact opposite. Read more

We live in the strangest times. That which is science is said to be anti-science; that which is nonsense is presented as shimmering truth. Read more

At long last, after a great and terrible search, we have found what ails America. It’s Mike Pence. It recently came out that Vice President Pence makes it a practice to never be alone with a woman in a meeting, and to never be at an event serving alcohol unless his wife is present. In both cases he attempts to safeguard his marriage. Pence is a Christian man and believes that his vows are sacred. He has doubtless seen many… Read more

Many have followed the recent un-offering of the Kuyper Prize by Princeton Seminary to Tim Keller. I’ve spoken up here and for the Center for Public Theology at Midwestern Seminary. Rich Mouw, former President of Fuller Theological Seminary, just added his own weighty voice to the matter. Mouw won the Kuyper Prize in days past, and has written extensively about Kuyper and his influence, and lends a statesmanlike presence to this whole shameful affair. As stated in his Christianity Today piece, Mouw clearly views… Read more

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