Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Good News of the Resurrection

Growing up in a typical Southern Baptist church, I was taught from a very early age that Jesus died to take the penalty for my sins so that I would not have to face that penalty, and thus God could … Continue reading

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Historical Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus

The resurrection account according to Matthew’s Gospel contains an interesting interlude between appearances of the risen Christ.  Matthew 28:11-15 reads: While they were going, behold, some of the guard went into the city and told the chief priests all that had … Continue reading

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Creationism vs. Theistic Evolution: What This Debate Is Really About

The debate between Young Earth Creationists and Theistic Evolutionists continues with a recent claim by Karl Giberson of Bilogos that those who seek to follow Jesus should believe in evolution because Jesus would have believed in it himself.  I have … Continue reading

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Bell in the Dock, Part 8

“For from the least to the greatest of them, everyone is greedy for unjust gain; and from prophet to priest, everyone deals falsely. They have healed the wound of my people lightly, saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ when there is no peace.” … Continue reading

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Bell in the Dock, Part 7

This will be the last chapter overview and critique that I will provide before summing up my conclusion in the Part 8 of this series.  Bell’s book actually has 8 chapters, but the last one is little more than a … Continue reading

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The Gospel Coalition on Universalism

Here are some highly recommended resources on universalism and the Rob Bell controversy. D. A. Carson’s session on universalism: http://tgc-audio.s3.amazonaws.com/2011-conference/sessioncarson_lovewins.mp3 (audio file) A panel discussion moderated by Kevin DeYoung and including D. A. Carson, Tim Keller, Stephen Um, and Crawford Loritts: http://tgc-audio.s3.amazonaws.com/2011-conference/sessionpanel_lovewins.mp3 (audio file) … Continue reading

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Gregg Allison’s “Historical Theology”

I was delighted to see Justin Taylor enthusiastically commending Gregg Allison’s new book, Historical Theology, a companion volume to Wayne Grudem’s standard work, Systematic Theology. Dr. Allison was my doctoral supervisor at Southern Seminary.  When I entered the program in … Continue reading

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