David Jackman on Preaching That Connects

From the just-published Trinity Journal come from wise words of expert preacher David Jackman of the U. K.’s Proclamation Trust: “Counteract the particular distortions of our present cultural context by refuting them biblically.  That is to say that we must read the newspaper as well as the Scriptures.  We should be people who know and [Read More...]

A Moving Story of Adoption, and a New Way to Be a Missionary

Some of you out there may have seen this video on how University of Georgia football coach Mark Richt and his wife adopted two children from the Ukraine.  (Click on the link and you’ll be taken to a page that hosts the video–click on the video there to watch it.)  The story is quite moving [Read More...]

Is There a Wilberforce Out There?

I in no way style myself a political pundit, and for good reason.  If you’re interested in coverage of the historic election of Barack Obama as president, check out the New York Times’s front-page article.   Justin Taylor is soliciting feedback from some fine Christian thinkers; I would encourage you to read Randy Alcorn’s hope-filled piece, [Read More...]

The Politics of Jesus Podcasts Are Now Online

According to a recent notice from conference organizer Doug Baker, the podcasts for the “Politics of Jesus” conference are now online. Each runs between 50-70 minutes.  I’ve included my live-blog of each message so that you can follow along as you listen. David Nelson, Adorning Our Savior’s Teaching: How the Gospel Matters for Public Life [Read More...]

Theologian Russ Moore on the Story of Scripture

Today, I found a great link from Tim Challies’s website. Dr. Russ Moore has just published a lengthy and incisive essay on the story of Scripture. It relates heavily to the development of Christocentric theology, a topic I’ve discussed at times on this blog and one which I’m working through in seeking to develop my [Read More...]

A Theology of Ambition: Biblical Considerations, Pt. 2

Update on December 25th–Merry Christmas to all consumed readers. Enjoy the holiday! We pick back up in our biblical consideration of ambition. On Wednesday, I’ll give a concluding synthesis. 1. Gen. 1:26-28 the call to take dominion2. 1 Chron. 4:10 Jabez’s bold prayer3. 2 Chron. 1:7-13 Solomon’s ambitious prayer for wisdom4. Nehemiah an example of [Read More...]

Sermons We Need: Tim Keller on Gospel Transformation

One of the most insightful preachers around is Manhattan’s Tim Keller. Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Keller specializes in communicating the gospel in a winsome, relevant, understandable, and perceptive way. The three sermons below will give you a good introduction to his preaching and to his understanding of the gospel. Don’t fear–though a member of [Read More...]

Introducing the 2008 Band of Bloggers Event

I have a special opportunity to let you know about a special event coming up this April in Louisville. The editors of Said at Southern, led by Timmy Brister, are hosting a lunch and panel discussion on Christian blogging called the “Band of Bloggers”. Here’s the blurb straight from Brister’s website: “With less than a [Read More...]


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