Archives for tag: D. A. Carson

Four Helpful Books on Scripture

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In the past year, I have read four excellent books on the doctrine of Scripture. I thought I’d pass some recommendations on to you. D.A. Carson, Collected Writings on Scripture, compiled by Andy Naselli (Crossway, 2010). This book brings together a variety of essays, articles, and even book reviews that … Read More »

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A Missiology for the Academy (3): Three Practical Steps & A Conclusion

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There are many ways to minimize God’s glory. One way is to reduce his Lordship to immaterial “spiritual” things like our devotional lives and personal ethics. Those things are very, very important, and in fact build the core muscles with which we do everything in life. But alongside of those … Read More »

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On Christianity and Politics

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Now this is a fetching discussion. In his recent “Public Square” column, R. R. Reno reflects upon the reasons for Christian political involvement.[1] He begins by posing the question: “If we believe in the sure triumph of Christ, why do we allow ourselves to be drawn in to the very … Read More »

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The Scriptures Come to Life (February 3-4, 2012)

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We at Between the Times would like to invite you to this year’s 20/20 conference, “The Scriptures Come to Life,” on Southeastern’s campus Feb 3-4, 2011. This year’s conference centers on the nature, authority, and eternal relevance of the Christian Scriptures, and features plenary sessions by Danny Akin (SEBTS), D. … Read More »

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Theology & Culture (4): A Theology of Culture (Redemption and New Creation)

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[Note: The material in this installment is adapted from my forthcoming book, The Theology & Practice of Mission (B&H, Fall 2011).] The Bible’s third plot movement occurs immediately after the Fall. God gives not only a promise of death (Gen 2:17), but also a promise of life (Gen 3:15). He … Read More »

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Theology & Culture (2): Alternative Views

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Over the course of my 36 year life, I’ve embraced several markedly different views of the relationship between Christianity and culture. In fact, I switched views more often than Madonna® and Prince® change public profiles. Early on, I was a cultural anorexic which soon gave way to a reaction that … Read More »

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Contours of a Great Commission Resurgence, Part 14: The Crisis in 21st Century Preaching: A Mandate for Biblical Exposition, Part B

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Contours of a Great Commission Resurgence is a series of articles by faculty of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary that seeks to offer some definitions of what constitutes a GCR, why we believe the SBC is in need of such a movement, and what such a movement might look like in … Read More »

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God’s Guidelines for the “Gray Areas” of Life: Wise Decision-Making in a Wicked World, Part 5

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Ethical and moral decision-making presents a great challenge for devoted followers of Jesus in the 21st century context. In 1 Corinthians Paul provides helpful guidelines for navigating what could be called “the gray areas” of the Christian life. These biblical principles are true anywhere, anytime and under any circumstances. They … Read More »

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God’s Guidelines for the “Gray Areas” of Life: Wise Decision-Making in a Wicked World, Part 3

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Ethical and moral decision-making presents a great challenge for devoted followers of Jesus in the 21st century context. In 1 Corinthians Paul provides helpful guidelines for navigating what could be called “the gray areas” of the Christian life. These biblical principles are true anywhere, anytime and under any circumstances. They … Read More »

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