Preaching

Kerry McGonigal Launches Preaching Blog

BJU Homiletics professor Kerry McGonigal has just launched a new blog focused on preaching. Kerry knows his stuff, and he preaches what he preaches. (You know what I mean?) So this will be a good one. Sign up right away! I'm honored to be the designer and hoster of...

The Parable of the Soils and the (Now Dead?) Lordship Salvation Debate

Isn't Luke 8 decisive on the question of Lordship salvation? As I understand it (and I had a little difficulty nailing it down in my research), those who oppose "Lordship salvation"—the Zane Hodges, Charles Ryrie, Grace Evangelical Society side—says that whoever...

A Podcast Worth Listening To

I haven't been able to get into podcasts much; I just don't have much opportunity to listen to stuff. But to my tech life I recently added a bluetooth headset and a (finally) working smartphone (T-Mobile no-contract $30/mo. plan and a used Craigslist phone), and...

Bryan Chapell, Christ-Centered Preaching (290)

A difficulty with much biographical preaching ... is that it typically fails to honor the care that the Bible takes to tarnish almost every patriarch or saint within its pages. Without blushing, the Bible honestly presents the human frailties of its most significant...

Natural Law

A growing (?) number of conservative evangelicals are becoming aware of natural law arguments in the public square. These arguments are attractive because We know from experience that bringing up the Bible directly in public debates won't likely get us anywhere. The...

Why Study Greek at All?

Dr. Rod Decker knows Greek. Very well. And he's thought carefully about how and why to learn it, how and when—and when not—to use it in preaching. I urge students in Greek classes, especially higher level courses, to read this paper by Dr. Decker. In it you'll find...

Simple Carson Quote

I worry about ministries that focus just on correcting everyone. What I hope to do in all my writing is to promote the truth and proclaim it positively. When we correct, we do it because we think that the glory of God is being diminished. Part of a positive...

A Quote Worth Saving

The writer [of NT epistles] does not announce a succession of revelations, or arrest the inquiries which he encounters in men’s hearts by the unanswerable formula, “Thus saith the Lord.” He arouses, he animates, he goes along with the working of men’s minds, by...

What the Bible Actually Says

If we are really Bible people, then we won’t let our rhetoric about the dangers of moralism (or antinomianism!) get out of kilter with what the Bible actually says. I tried to point that out in an article about to be published in mercilessly-cut-to-950-words-form on...