Book Review: Historical Theology for the Church

Does historical theology matter for the church today? Does it serve only as an academic discipline? Or does it contain practical value for Christian living? Sadly, historical theology generally receives little attention in non-liturgical churches (e.g. Baptist churches). Growing up in baptistic churches, I never considered the greater heritage within which my local church existed, …

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Should Parents Require Obedience from Their Children? Evaluating the Requirement for Our Children to Obey through the Works of Benjamin Keach

Why should I require my child to obey when his obedience will never save him? This is an honest question that you may have asked yourself, especially if you are a parent who believes that salvation comes by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. We know that no one will be saved through works …

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The Forgotten Cross: Meditations on 1 Corinthians 2:2

In 1 Corinthians 2:2 the Apostle Paul writes: “For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.” Studying Paul’s letter to the Corinthian church quickly reveals that he actually knew and was concerned with more than the crucifixion; however, his point in writing this verse was that the crucifixion remained …

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Reflections on the COVID-19 Pandemic

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are countless ideas and opinions floating around all over social media, news outlets, and among friends and neighbors. It’s often hard to know who we can trust from a worldly perspective, but there is one source we can rely on in all circumstances: God’s Word. The last …

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An Obscure Monk and a Mundane Event: The Launch of the Protestant Reformation

As you may already know, October 31, 2018 will be the 501st anniversary of what is commonly referred to as Reformation Day. This day is celebrated and remembered because on October 31, 1517 Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. We don’t celebrate this day merely because a professor posted …

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The Beauty of Biblical Submission

Submission is a word our culture prefers to avoid, especially when it comes to the biblical submission of a wife to her husband. In most circles, even Christian circles, the idea of biblical submission within the context of marriage is quietly swept under a rug and ignored completely. Although ignoring submission is a tragic occurrence, …

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Why I Love Our Sunday Evening Services

At the onset of summer our church began holding weekly Sunday evening prayer services. Until that time, our regular gatherings were on Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, and every third Sunday evening of the month, so my entire married life I've used the majority of my Sunday evenings to prepare my weekly calendar, menu, and grocery list …

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