Is the Bible Blind to Womanly Beauty?

Don’t know if you’ve followed this, but Tim Challies kicked up a bit of an Internet storm recently when he helpfully suggested that it was a good thing for Christian wives to give attention to their appearances for the betterment of their husbands.  He was responding to a post a few months ago by blogger [Read More…]

Church Membership Is Unimportant

That’s one line you’ll never hear from 9Marks, the ministry outfit helmed by Mark Dever. A few weeks back, 9Marks released a new eJournal on church membership. This is actually the first eJournal they’ve ever done on the topic. It’s quite good, featuring commentary from Matt Chandler, Jonathan Leeman, Matt Schmucker and more. In a [Read More…]

John Piper, Don Carson, and Transformed Pastors and Scholars

There’s a great deal of interest right now in what some have called the pastor-theologian and theologian-pastor movement.  John Piper and D. A. Carson are two of the more prominent faces of each of these enhanced ministerial vocations.  I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dustin Neeley of Church Planting for the Rest [Read More…]

Fresh New Books: Trevin Wax on Counterfeit Gospels

I love book dedications, you know, the few words at the very beginning of a text that record in whose honor the manuscript was written.  Books are such an obsession for me that I don’t just love the main body, but the ephemera–the introduction, acknowledgements, dedication, and more. For example, authors typically disclaim that though [Read More…]

Jonathan Edwards on Hell

I recently had the privilege to sit down with Dustin Neeley of Church Planting for the Rest of Us to talk about several topics that will be released on video, including Jonathan Edwards on hell.  The above video covers how Edwards might have responded to the recent controversy regarding Rob Bell’s book Love Wins.  As [Read More…]

Essential Edwards Collection Sale Extended to Wednesday at Midnight

Because the sale of the Edwards books picked up a little steam last week, Westminster Books is kindly extending their 50% off sale of the collection to Wednesday, August 4 at 12pm.  Buy the books before midnight tomorrow and get them for $22.50, or $4.50 a book.  They won’t be on a sale like this [Read More…]

The Essential Edwards Collection, Half Off (!)

Update: links fixed! Some of you out there may remember the Essential Edwards Collection (Moody, 2010).  Doug Sweeney and I wrote it for Moody Books in order to make Jonathan Edwards and his treasure trove of theology and godly living accessible to a wide audience. Nobody wants to read the blog of the guy who [Read More…]

Os Guinness in Chicago, Jonathan Edwards, and Baptist21 Events

Socrates in the City is very cool.  And it’s coming to Chicago on May 6, 2010. The program is “pre-evangelism”, aimed at cultural influencers interested in thoughtful conversation on matters of faith, the mind, and public life.  Based in New York City and led by evangelical public intellectual Eric Metaxas, the program is utterly unique [Read More…]

Revival–In Maine!?

Note: this is a cross-post from Church Matters, the 9Marks blog.  I am posting it here only because this good news deserves to be spread. ************ Several hundred years ago, revival broke out in New England under the watchcare of America’s greatest pastor, Jonathan Edwards.  275 years later, it may be happening again. From Downeast [Read More…]