What Is the Unforgivable Sin?

“Blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.”

It’s one of Jesus’s most enigmatic, controversial, and haunting statements. In the last two millennia, many a tortured soul have wrestled over this warning. Have I committed “the unforgivable si…

Right Now Counts Forever

At our 2011 Fall Conference, R.C. Sproul explained why right now counts forever. 

If all right now counts for is right now, then it doesn’t count at all. Because right now is already gone. It’s gone. Right now counts forever because there i…

Engaging With 1689 (3): Administration Or Intrusion?

I had intended to move on to consider the work of Nehemiah Coxe but life intervened. In the interim I was reminded of a document that I think might clarify some of the differences between what I am calling the PBs and . . . Continue reading →

“I will harden his heart so that he will not let the people go”

by D. A. CarsonIn EXODUS 4 two elements introduce complex developments that stretch forward to the rest of the Bible.The first is the reason God gives as to why Pharaoh will not be impressed by the miracles that Moses performs. God declares, “I will ha…

Resources On The Role Of Abraham In Redemptive History

Moses Was Not Abraham Abraham Was Not Moses Abraham Was A Spiritual, Gracious Covenant The Abrahamic Covenant Unifies Redemptive History Luther: Christians Have The Same Faith As Abraham Abraham, Moses, and Circumcision We Are Abraham’s Children …

The Moment of Truth, New from Steven Lawson and Reformation Trust

“What is truth?” Pilate turned to Jesus and asked this profound question. It is a question that continues to be debated in our day. But it is one that God has definitively answered in His written Word and ultimately revealed in the incarnate Word, Jes…

Epic Extra: Ask Me Anything Ireland

During the recent EPIC trip to Ireland we held an event in Belfast where we opened the floor up for questions. Here are a few of the questions and answers from Ireland. (Strangely, as I post this I’ve just returned from a similar event in Sydney, Australia.)  Transcript How can we reignite the passion for evangelism within reformed theology? That question of Reformed Theology and evangelism is a tricky one because we know in our heads that Reformed Theology has …

Why My Family Gets the Flu Vaccine Every Year

Each year, I make sure that every person in my family receives the flu vaccine.  Here is a quick rundown of why1:

Flu is a serious illness that kills many people every year. Flu is caused by influenza viruses and infects somewhere between 9 and 60 million people every year in the U.S.  Since 2010 there have been between 12,000 and 56,000 deaths every year in our country.  Complications from the flu include encephalitis, pneumonia, and inflammation of the heart.  People with underlying conditions like asthma, heart disease, or diabetes are especially at risk of developing complications.

One of the deadliest diseases in recorded human history was the Influenza Epidemic of 1918, which is estimated to have infected 500 million people worldwide, killing as many of 50 million people – including over 650,000 Americans. Go into virtually any, older cemetery and you will find young victims of the “Spanish Flu” epidemic.  The potential harm caused by influenza is staggering.

Flu is nasty and will make you seriously uncomfortable even if it does not send you to the hospital. Most people who get the flu do not die.  But most who get it do suffer.  Many people are confused about what the […]

A La Carte (February 22)

Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of noteworthy titles. (Yesterday on the blog: Which Country Sends the [Second] Most Missionaries?) 9 Things You Should Know About Billy Graham (1918–2018) “The Rev. Billy Graham passed away today at the age of 99. Here are nine things you should know about the man who was considered one of the most influential evangelists in modern history.” 10 Point Sermon Checklist Here’s a helpful checklist for pastors to go through after they finish preparing a sermon. The Cynical J.K. Rowling …

Vocation in Retirement

Here’s an excerpt from Vocation in Retirement, Gene Edward Veith’s contribution to the February issue of Tabletalk:
When I retired after more than four decades of college teaching and administrating, I expected certain people to give me a hard time. “…