And what is man? A little breathing dust. God is infinitely above us, and so strangely condescends, in having a tender care of us, that the psalmist was swallowed up in ecstasy and amazement at the thought of it: “What is mankind that You are mindful of them, human beings that You care for them?”…Details
Martin Luther sends 95 theses (points for debate) about the abuse of indulgences* to Archbishop Albrecht of Mainz. It is possible that he also nailed his theses to the door of the Wittenberg church, though there is no firm evidence that he did so. While the theses themselves were not particularly revolutionary, the controversy they…Details
Introduction The “Book of the Month” for May will be The Church: The Gospel Made Visible by Mark Dever. While a book of theology, even a brief one like this, may seem challenging, it is a challenge worth taking. What you believe about the church makes a very real and practical difference in the way…Details
One must get one’s framework of assumptions—one’s presuppositions—from somewhere. If one does not get them from healthy, biblically grounded systematic theology, one will most likely get them from the spirit of the age, whether that be Enlightenment rationalism or postmodern relativism or historicism.
Vern Poythress, Kinds of Biblical Theology, Westminster Theological Journal 70/1 (2008), pg 134
Don’t forget that after the evening service tonight we will have a coffee and cookies book discussion in the equipping center—but only for those who have read God’s Smuggler, April’s book of the month. Reading it has been quite an adventure and I look forward to our discussion!
It is hard to believe that we have already reached the end of God’s Smuggler! I’m looking forward to discussing it on Sunday night with those of you who have followed along in our reading. These are some of the challenges that struck me as I read the final chapters. For Russia with Love Brother…Details
Spiritual Drafting and the Danger of Christian Complacency “We may think some people are naturally zealous or supernaturally gifted with spiritual fervor. Perhaps so. But my observation is that zealous Christians are those who are most committed to the awesomely ordinary means of grace[.]” Moms, Your Secret Sacrifices Matter “So as mothers, when we’re wiping…Details
Lord, I Deserve Thy Deepest Wrath I. Lord, I deserve thy deepest wrath, Ungrateful, faithless I have been; No terrors have my soul deterred, Nor goodness wooed me from my sin. II. My heart is vile, my mind depraved, My flesh rebels against Thy will; I am polluted in Thy sight, Yet, Lord have mercy…Details
The Westside Baptist Church 50th Anniversary celebration is set for May 15-20. On Sunday, we will have a special service at 10:00 a.m. Throughout the week, we will have a preaching conference, Monday through Friday, beginning at 7 p.m. each evening. Our keynote speaker will be Evangelist Sam Wood. Other speakers will include Pastor Craig Houston, Pastor…Details