The Secret of Knowing God’s Will (1)

The single most pressing question I hear is: “How can I know God’s will?” Prospective seminary students want to know whether they should attend seminary. Couples want to know whether they should get married. Ministers want to know whether to take a . . . Continue reading →

Gospel Counseling in the Local Church

In the Austin area? Come hear Dr. Tim Lane, Executive Director at CCEF and author of How People Change, address the question of how you can do effective gospel ministry in your local church. You will be equipped, strengthened and encouraged. Register h…

Browse Worthy: Homosexuality

I agreed with David Murray a few months ago when he asked for a moratorium on speaking and posting about homosexuality.  I worked at actually practicing my own moratorium, seeking deliberately not to mention it automatically in writing or speaking as any easy target.  I did refer to it once recently, but that was to highlight […]

Of Catholicity and Confusion

One of the most confusing aspects of Protestant-Romanist dialogue is trying to determine “who speaks for Rome?” and trying to answer the question, “What does Rome believe?” One reason it can be difficult to answer these questions  is that Rome likes it . . . Continue reading →

William Perkins on Baptismal Regeneration

Paul, Rom. 4. stands much upon this to prove that justification by faith is not conferred by the sacraments. And from the circumstance of time he gathers that Abraham was first justified and afterward received circumcision, the sign and the seal of . . . Continue reading →

Free Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: February 2013

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February is very nearly upon us, and to get the month started right, here are some wallpapers calendars to dress up your computer, tablet or cell phone. This month’s designs come courtesy of Jeff Nine, of Global Missions Media. Global Missions Media is a team of communicators, designers, and strategists on mission that exists to help churches and ministries communicate who they are and what they are about to the world around them. With years of experience working with churches and ministries, the Global Missions Media team is equipped to help you, no matter your project. They can help you with: logo & brand development, print media & design services, video & photography productions, media strategy, campaign concepting & completion, and more.

A few notes: Your desktop or laptop may take any of the sizes, depending on your monitor size and a host of other considerations. You can click here to see what your resolution is. Generally you set one of these are your wallpaper by clicking on the link to the image, then right-clicking on the image (once it’s open) and selecting “Set as Background,” “Set as Desktop Background,” or something similar. If you aren’t sure, post a comment and we’ll try to help you figure it out.

New Heart

February 2013

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This Is Love

February 2013

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Douglasville and Atlanta, Georgia, January 24–28, 2013 (written by Mary Beeke)

Fleeing single digit temps to balmy lower 40’s, we arrived at the G3 (Gospel, Grace, Glory) Conference at Pray’s Mill Church of Douglasville, Georgia as it was winding down for Thursday evening. We…

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Did the Princetonians Neglect the Human Character of Scripture?

A helpful quote from Hodge & Warfield reminding us of the human aspects of the inerrant Scripture.

Reformation Tour of the Netherlands and Germany (Robert Brady)

July 11-19, 2013, join Dr. Joel Beeke and Dr. Jason Van Vliet on a journey through the heritage of the Netherlands and Germany with special emphasis on the Heidelberg Catechism. You will explore elegant, once-fortified Dordrecht, Palace Het Loo, Vesting Bourtange–a beautiful 16th-century fortress, the Johannes á Lasco Library at Emden, Bad Bentheim’s castle, the majestic Rhineland capital of Cologne, and the storybook city of Heidelberg. You’ll also enjoy a relaxing cruise on the legendary River Rhine. Against the background of fascinating historical sites, the tour will be a time to revitalize your appreciation for, and use of, the gift which has been entrusted to the church in the Heidelberg Catechism. In addition, the Lord’s Day will be observed with morning and afternoon or evening worship services.

The Legacy of the Reformation tour begins in Amsterdam and concludes with a two-night stay in Heidelberg. Those who would like to do so can elect to spend an additional three nights in Heidelberg, returning home on July 22. Attendance at the 4th Annual Heidelberg Conference on Reformed Theology (July 18 to 21) is offered to Legacy tour participants as an option. On the last Sabbath morning, you will worship in Heidelberg Castle (with Dr. Beeke preaching), where the Catechism was approved.

For more information and brochures, contact Dr. Beeke at or visit Witte Travel & Tours’ website at

The Church and Same-Sex Attraction

In his recent national conference session entitled “The Silence is Deafening,” Dr. Mike Emlet opened with this question:

So let me ask you, in your church, is same-sex attraction the struggle that must not be named? In general, the church, that is we, have not done a great job in creating an environment that allows for men and women who are struggling with same-sex attraction to be honest about their struggles and to obtain help and strength for the journey. And so my hope is this talk will serve in some small way to counteract the tendency toward the uncomfortable silence associated with this struggle.
Emlet’s talk is orienting, challenging, compassionate. This is a wonderful resource to download and listen to with other people, perhaps in a small group study, prayer group, or any community setting. Listen and discuss how engaging personal ministry in your church might continue to grow more wise in these matters. 
You can purchase The Silence is Deafening: A 2012 conference session on same-sex attraction here, or purchase the 2012 National Conference Audio and it will be included in your audio set.