The Grace of Jesus Christ
What is the grace of Jesus Christ? A search for “grace” and “Jesus” or “Christ” allows us to answer this question in brief, as seen below. This grace is divine favor to us, given to us, His undeserving people, for a variety of reasons. This grace from Christ is from the Father as well, as the opening prayers of many of Paul’s letters show (Rom 1:7; 1 Cor 1:3; 2 Cor 1:2; Gal 1:3; Eph [more]
Providence and Evil
Jon Pratt Following last week’s Nick of Time essay entitled, “Fate and Providence,” I received the following email from a pastor: Dear Brother, I always enjoy and appreciate your writing. I struggle with this present [essay] however. Just recently a young lady started attending our church. Nine years ago she married her college sweetheart—(both from a Christian college). They were in ministry together in her father’s [more]
I’m Still Here, Too
The most recent issue of Frontline Magazine is apparently getting a bit of buzz. I don't subscribe, but through friends I'm getting caught up. It appears that the Fall 2016 issue, "Convergence," caused a stir with how it treated the younger generation who grew up in fundamental Baptist churches. As a sort of response, Mark Ward was given the opportunity to edit the Spring issue, composed entirely of articles written by representatives of that younger generation who have chosen to "stay in" what Mark calls the "the BJU-Northland-Maranatha-Detroit-Central-IBC-Wilds-Faith-FBFI portion" of fundamentlism. Most of the articles are available only to subscribers (you [more]
Beautiful Poetry Anthologies for Children
In honor of national poetry month, here is a list of my favorite poetry anthologies to use with children. A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson (My favorite illustrated versions are by Tasha Tudor and Jessie Willcox Smith.) A Child's Book of Poems by Gyo Fujikawa A Child's Treasury of Poems by Mark Daniel Committed to Memory by John Hollander The Harp and Laurel Wreath by Laura Berquist The Oxford Book of Children's Verse by Iona and Peter Opie The Oxford Book of Children's Verse in America by Donald Hall Favorite Poems Old and New: Selected for Boys [more]
Pastors – Become Literate in Christian Culture
When the topic of music and worship comes up, a favorite slap-down argument against thoughtful [more]
A Quick Biography of Timothy
Raised in Lystra (Acts 16:1–5), “from childhood,” Timothy had “been acquainted with the sacred writings” [more]
Thine Be the Glory
Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son; endless is the victory Thou o'er death hast [more]