On This Day in 1926: The Scandalous Disappearance of Preacher Aimee Semple McPherson

What if I told you that one of the most famous fundamentalist preachers of the 1920s and 30s was not a man but a woman, and not just any woman, but one who went through two divorces and who became something of a sex symbol? Here’s the story of her scandalous disappearance on this day in 1926.

60 Years Ago: Billy Graham’s Madison Square Garden Crusade—An Interview with Grant Wacker

60 years ago today, 38-year-old Billy Graham began his New York campaign in Madison Square Garden. Attracting 2 million people in person, and nearly 100 million on television, the event became a milestone in the history of evangelicalism. Here is an interview with the dean of Graham studies, historian Grant Wacker.

Christian History: How David Barton Is Doing It Wrong

Asking the wrong question will usually give you an incomplete answer, at best. A quick look at how David Barton does history, and how to do it better.

An Outstanding Introduction to Biblical Theology

Steve Wellum makes the case for “progressive covenantalism,” distinct from both Covenant Theology and Dispensationalism. In short, he seeks to show that the Scriptures present a plurality of covenants that progressively reveal our triune God’s one redemptive plan for his one people which reach their fulfillment, telos, and terminus in Christ and the new covenant.

Why Christians Should Not Divide Over the Age of the Earth

“If I had the power to require every Christian parent, pastor, and professor to read two books on creation and evolution—ideally alongside their mature children, parishioners, and students—it would be . . .”

The Launch of Ligonier’s “Tabletalk” Magazine: 40 Years Later

On May 6, 1977, 38-year-old R.C. Sproul and the Ligonier Valley Study Center launched the monthly magazine Tabletalk, with about 80 to 100 subscribers. Today is reaches an estimated 250,000 readers in 50 countries. Here’s some background.

An Important but Neglected Tool for Clear Thinking: Learn to “Divide the Issue”

There are a lot of important steps in understanding, making, and countering an argument (define terms, follow the laws of logic, etc.) But “dividing the issue” is just as important—and neglected. Here’s an illustration from a piece on global warming.

This (↔) Is About That (↕)

A beautiful little video from Andrew Wilson and friends on how marriage is about the gospel—followed by a sit-down interview with Ray Ortlund on his book “Marriage and the Mystery of the Gospel.”

B. B. Warfield’s Analogy for the Trinity in the Old Testament

The old Princeton theologians explains that while the mystery of the Trinity is not revealed in the OT, but the mystery of the Trinity underlies the entire OT revelation.

When a Secular Palaeoentomologist (and the Spokesman for the Darwin Museum Exhibit) Began Reading Intelligent Design Literature

Günter Bechly specializes in the fossil history and systematics of insects. For 17 years he served as the curator for amber and fossil insects in the Department of Paleontology at the State Museum of Natural History in Stuttgart. In 2009 he was chosen to head the largest museum exhibit in Germany celebrating the bicentennial of Darwin’s birth. But the he started reading the Intelligent Design literature.