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
For the last twelve weeks, we have journeyed through some of the major headings of systematic theology. Yet the jargon of theology consists of more than just words. If you are to understand the ‘language’ of theology, there are also people whose names you should know, dates whose significance you should understand, and books whose…Details
Proverbs 15:3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. These words should penetrate your entire life. If you are an arrogant rebel attempting to conceal your sin from God, these words should humble you. If you are a believer, these words should motivate you to forsake sin,…Details
He that turns not from every sin, turns not aright from any one sin. Every sin strikes at the honour of God, the being of God, the glory of God, the heart of Christ, the joy of the Spirit, and the peace of a man’s conscience; and therefore a soul truly penitent strikes at all,…Details