Where Dead Men Lie: Letter to a Would-Be Adulterer

Dear Husband,

If you value your life, if you cherish your manliness and honor, if you love your family and your God, listen to his voice. As she whispers in your ear, as her lips yield the sweetest honey, as her speech soothes and excites, listen …

Is There a Place for Female Professors at Seminary?

Seminary professors need to be more than competent exegetes, linguists, or theologians. They need to embody the pastoral office.Listen Now

Headlines & Happenings (Jordan Peterson, #MeToo, Homeschooling)

As one week gives way to another, I attempt to provide a roundup of the themes that were prominent among Christian readers and writers in the week that was. This week people were discussing Cathy Newman’s embarrassingly terrible interview of Jordan Peterson, the #MeToo movement inside and outside of Christian circles, and the supposedly “sickening danger” of homeschooling. Jordan Peterson: Hero? The internet was buzzing after Jordan Peterson’s interview with Cathy Newman. The interview (which includes a handful of “damns” …

Headlines & Happenings (Jordan Peterson, #MeToo, Homeschooling)

As one week gives way to another, I attempt to provide a roundup of the themes that were prominent among Christian readers and writers in the week that was. This week people were discussing Cathy Newman’s embarrassingly terrible interview of Jordan Peterson, the #MeToo movement inside and outside of Christian circles, and the supposedly “sickening danger” of homeschooling. Jordan Peterson: Hero? The internet was buzzing after Jordan Peterson’s interview with Cathy Newman. The interview (which includes a handful of “damns” …

The Secret Small Churches Know Best

Most Christian churches in America are small. In 2012, the National Congregations Study found that the median Sunday morning attendance for churches in the United States was 75 people. The study also found that 43% of American churches had fewer than 5…

Gospel Thoughts on a Dark Anniversary

Below is a bulletin insert that I wrote for Lord’s Day, January 21, 2018, in remembrance of the 45th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision which legalized human abortion in all 50 of the United States. Monday, January 22nd is that anniversary: 

Thoughts on A Dark Anniversary

On Monday, January 22, 2018, Americans in the US will wake up and go to work and about the day as usual. Looming as the backdrop of that day sits an anniversary that some celebrate as a victory of women’s reproductive rights and others lament as one of the darkest stains on our national conscience.

On this day, in 1973, 45 years ago, under the so-called right of privacy, the Supreme Court declared abortion legal in all 50 States. As the national median age is 37; more than half of Americans, including myself, have always lived with this so-called right to privacy—human abortion.

The psalmist reminds us that there is no privacy before God when it comes to human life; for he is the one who forms and weaves. Psalm 139:15-16 says:

“My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret,  intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw […]

Academic Jobs in Biblical Studies and Theology: Jan 15-20, 2018

This week the University of Vienna announced up to 30 professorship posts to be filled, and Maynooth College near Dublin has 2 posts in Theology on offer. Other job adverts are live from Ohio to Canada, Minnesota to the UK.  30 Professorships, University of Vienna, Austria Professor in Moral Theology, Maynooth College, Kildare, Ireland Open […]

The Difference Between Capital Punishment And Abortion (2)

Capital punishment, the taking of a legally guilty human life by duly authorized civil authorities, is the natural, divinely instituted consequence of certain grave crimes against God and man. There are some crimes that are so great, the consequences s…

The Doctrines of Grace in the Gospel of John in Urdu

Bruce Steward’s The Doctrines of Grace in the Gospel of John  was recently published in Urdu.

Weekend A La Carte (January 20)

Today’s Kindle deals includes A Practical Guide to Culture which is well worth checking out. There’s also a MacArthur collection in there. Yesterday on the blog: On Being Thought Well of By Outsiders) I Spent 919 Days in a North Korean Prison “On the morning of August 9, 2017, I was digging holes as usual when a guard ordered me to stop, ushered me inside and told me to gather my things. I scooped up my Bible and a few papers, …