Evangelicalism is Not Declining: A Response to John Dickerson’s NYT Essay

A young evangelical pastor named John Dickerson just released a head turner of an essay in the New York Times, with the Wall Street Journal America’s paper of record. Wielder of a sharp pen and possessor of a passionate heart, Dickerson is senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Prescott, Arizona. He is a graduate of [Read More...]

God Is Not a Genie in a Bottle

I recently had the opportunity to talk with Eric Bargerhuff, author of The Most Misused Verses in the Bible: Surprising Ways God’s Word Is Misunderstood (Bethany House).  The interview was published in Christianity Today.  Eric is a keen thinker (and a fellow PhD graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School).  He’s written a helpful, readable book [Read More...]

The Story Is Salvation: Trevin Wax on the Soterian

Trevin Wax has just reviewed Scot McKnight’s The King Jesus Gospel and has offered a thorough interaction with this creative book (with a great cover-design, I must say).  After registering a number of agreements with McKnight, Trevin suggests several shortcomings.  One of these involves the way McKnight conceives the story of Scripture.  I’ll quote Wax [Read More...]

Reading the Bible Versus Reading Edited Biblical Stories: What’s Better?

Over at the BibleMesh blog, Thesis, John Starke has a thought-provoking piece up entitled “Danville, Illinois and the Eschatology of a Five Year Old” about family devotions and the use of Christian books versus the Bible.  Starke raises the question of whether our family devotions should include more Bible and less (helpful and well-intentioned) condensed and edited [Read More...]

Greg Thornbury of BibleMesh on Todd Burpo’s “Heaven Is for Real”

I am very privileged to be part of a group of writers at Thesis, the BibleMesh blog.  I don’t know if you’ve been following our work there, but we’ve been pumping out content for several weeks now.  We’ve got Greg Thornbury (dean of the School of Christian Studies at Union University), Ben Mitchell (noted ethicist [Read More...]

Live-Stream of Rich Mouw on “Evangelical Pietism”

The Henry Center of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School is pleased to make today’s 1PM CST lecture by Dr. Richard Mouw on evangelical pietism available for free by live stream.  To view the lecture, please visit http://tiuproductions.com/livestream. Wednesday, January 20, 2010 | Richard Mouw | Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA “Confessions of an Evangelical Pietist”  (1pm [Read More...]

Carl Trueman on How to Keep One’s Soul in the Academy

A powerful exhortation by Carl Trueman to theological students to cling to the local church from the most recent Themelios: The temptation for a theological student at this point, of course, is to make the obvious answer to this: well, I study the things of God all day long; I am hardly likely to forget [Read More...]

BibleMesh Beta Testing Update: Emails Received, and Testers Can Still Apply

Thanks to the huge pack of you who signed up to test the new BibleMesh site.  Way too many folks replied for us to respond individually to you, but rest assured that we have received your emails and are now gearing up to engage you in the beta-testing process. If you are interested in being [Read More...]

Kantzer Lectures with Stephen Williams Are Up

As an employee of the Henry Center at TEDS, I’m glad to pass on that the Kantzer Lectures with Stephen Williams are now posted free of charge for the viewing of the general public.  You will find the lectures professionally edited and theologically stimulating, I think. September 8-15, 2009 | Dr. Stephen Williams (Union Theological [Read More...]

Get BibleMesh with Brand New Tim Keller Video

Would you like to be able to view a Christ-centered narrative walkthrough of the Bible by Tim Keller?  Would you like to read hundreds of clear, concise, authoritative articles about the core story, doctrines, people, events and ideas of Scripture?  Would you like to be able to take unbelievers and young believers through this content? Yes?  [Read More...]


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