BookNotes: Coppenger on GCR, DeYoung on Heidelberg, Anyabwile on Muslims

It’s time for a new BookNotes list.  This being the list where we list a few recent noteworthy books.  I’ve got four for you today. You’ve likely heard talk about the Great Commission Resurgence in the Southern Baptist Convention, but until now, there has been no small, easy-to-read introduction to it.  Jedidiah Coppenger of B&H [Read More...]

What Is the Gospel, and Why Care?

Greg Gilbert’s brand-new What Is the Gospel? (Crossway–IXMarks, 2010) is dynamite.  Pick this book up to remind yourself of the essential of the essentials.  A short (127pp), small, readable, punchy text, What Is the Gospel? dispels the cloudiness surrounding the exact character of the gospel today.  Pastors, disciplers, Bible study leaders, and many others would [Read More...]

David Dockery on the Great Commission Resurgence

Have you wondered what on earth the “Great Commission Resurgence” is in recent months?  You may know it’s a development in the Southern Baptist Convention.  But until now, you might have found little concrete information about it. If that is the case–and I suspect it is for a bunch of people–you should check out the new [Read More...]

The Manhattan Declaration: A Bold Statement on Family and Faith

Today at 12pm, a group of evangelical, Catholic and Orthodox leaders released a statement on the sanctity of human life, traditional marriage, and religious liberty.  Called the Manhattan Declaration, this statement represents a bold rebuke of current cultural trends and a clear call to the culture to recognize the harm it is doing itself in [Read More...]

The Link 9.25.09: Glenn Beck, The Way We Die, and Driscoll’s Free Stuff

This is an eclectic day.  As usual.  For the report on Ravi Zacharias, see number 7. 1. Time Magazine recently ran a piece on conservative commentator Glenn Beck.  Interesting read. 2. A piece to read from the NYT on the debate over health-care, end-of-life issues, and “death panels.” There’s a bunch to sort out here, [Read More...]

Don Carson, David Dockery, Tim Chester, and Ravi Zacharias: Events to Note (and Attend)

I wanted to compile a list of some notable conferences coming up that folks should be aware of.  I get sent notice of great events somewhat regularly, and it’s a privilege to play a very small part of conference promotion.  All of these events are coming up in the next month or so. 1. Wednesday, [Read More...]

Books to Buy: Dockery on SBC and Dutcher on Idolatry

Two books to highlight in this installment of Books to Buy.  This is not a review post, but a quick summary designed to put good books on your radar screen. The first is Union University president David Dockery’s new Southern Baptist Identity: An Evangelical Denomination Faces the Future (Crossway, 2009).  The text is an edited [Read More...]

The Link 6.26.09: Danny Akin, Mark Dever, and the SBC’s Future

1. Just one link in this busy week.  For those who have not heard of this conference, it is worth noting: “God Exposed: Awkward Preaching in a Comfortable Age – September 25-26, 2009 — Sponsored by 9Marks and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary God Exposed will call pastors and church leader to embrace and defend expositional preaching [Read More...]

Rumbling in the SBC: 2009 Convention Dispatches

I’m in the River City (Louisville, KY) for vacation.  My trip has coincided with a number of fun events: first, the annual Southern Baptist Convention, and second, the 150th anniversary of Southern Seminary, my alma mater.  The SBTS extravaganza is tomorrow, so I’ll talk about that then.  For now, here are a few thoughts from the [Read More...]

New 9Marks eJournal on Marriage Is Online

The new issue of 9Marks looks very helpful. It covers a variety of topics including marriage, being a pastor’s wife, and books on marriage. I have a brief review of Danny Akin’s book God on Sex in this issue. Here are a few highlighted resources from the latest journal. This is a long list of [Read More...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X