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When God Blesses a Needle of Truth in a Haystack of Mental Error

Jul 13, 2017 | Justin Taylor


J. I. Packer reminds us that we all receive more in the way of mercy and help from God than the quality of our thoughts would warrant.

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What If “Nature vs. Nurture” Aren’t the Only Relevant Categories?

Jul 05, 2017 | Justin Taylor


How the categories of creation, sin, and grace give us more nuance in thinking about who we are and how we develop.

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Why Our Man-Made Lights Obscure the Stars Above

Jul 03, 2017 | Justin Taylor


Søren Kierkegaard: “His lights obscure the stars, which the poor peasant, driving without lights, can see gloriously in the dark but starry night.

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A Conversation with Historian Thomas Kidd on the Religious Life of Benjamin Franklin

Jun 22, 2017 | Justin Taylor

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Thomas Kidd calls Ben Franklin the Forrest Gump of the 18th century. How did a young Puritan grow up to be a Christian Deist? What was his relationship like with his Calvinistic-evangelical sister Jane? Did he ever meet Jonathan Edwards? Were there rumors of a deathbed conversion?

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Taking a Stand for Restorative Justice

Jun 20, 2017 | Justin Taylor

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“The Church has both the unique ability and unparalleled capacity to confront the staggering crisis of crime and incarceration in America and to respond with restorative solutions for communities, victims, and individuals responsible for crime.”

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6 Things to Do with Your Anxiety

Jun 19, 2017 | Justin Taylor

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Wisdom from counselor David Powlison on dealing with everyday, garden-variety anxiety. Do you want to hear a good description of what happens with anxiety? “A man who has no control over his spirit is like a city broken into and without walls.” That’s Proverbs 25:28. How do you get a grip when barbarians are rioting in the streets of your mind? Terrorist attackers, a gang of criminals, suicide bombers, cities invaded, fires everywhere, a lion in the street, chaos. Your mind loses its grip. Fear and anxiety have taken over. Nothing’s safe or certain. Anxiety is a universal human experience, and you need to approach it with a plan. Notice this is not a formula. When [a professional football coach enters a game], he doesn’t know a single thing that’s going to happen after the opening whistle. He doesn’t even know who’s going to kick off until they flip a coin. But he’s not unprepared. He goes in with a game plan, a basic orientation to the game ahead. I want to give you six things as a game plan for when you start to worry and obsess. [1. Name] First, name the pressures. You always worry about something. What things tend to hook you? What do you tend to worry about? What “good reasons” do you have for anxiety? The very act of naming it is often very helpful. In the experience of anxiety, it seems like a million things. You’re juggling plates, round and round and round and round. …

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The Simple Questions to Ask Every Time You Open Your Bible

Jun 19, 2017 | Justin Taylor

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I sit down with New Testament professor Matt Harmon, who has written a practical, easy-to-understand, Gospel-centered books about the questions to ask every time you sit down with the Bible.

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When Russell Moore Truly Understood “Abba, Father!” for the Very First Time

Jun 17, 2017 | Justin Taylor

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“Little Maxim’s scream changed everything—more, I think, than did the judge’s verdict and the notarized paperwork. It was the moment, in his recognizing that he would be heard, that he went from being an orphan to being a son. It was also the moment I became a father, in fact if not in law.”

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How These Four Words Could Keep You From Sin Today

Jun 14, 2017 | Justin Taylor

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The only way we ever sin is by suppressing God, by forgetting, by tuning out his voice, switching channels, and listening to other voices. So let’s remember one simple yet life-changing truth God tells us.

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Bernie Sanders to Traditional Christians: Your Beliefs Are Indefensibly Hateful and Insulting, and Not What This Country Is Supposed to Be About

Jun 08, 2017 | Justin Taylor

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Watch the comments that Russell Moore calls “breathtakingly audacious and shockingly ignorant—both of the Constitution and of basic Christian doctrine.”

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Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry

Jun 06, 2017 | Justin Taylor


The new documentary LOOK & SEE is “a beautiful and poignant portrait of the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture, as seen through the eye of American novelist, poet, and activist, Wendell Berry.”

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Spoken Word on Martin Luther King Jr.

May 31, 2017 | Justin Taylor


A moving spoken word.

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A Hamlet That Finally Makes Sense

May 30, 2017 | Justin Taylor


“Here is a Hamlet that finally makes sense . . . by far the freshest and most arresting interpretation I have ever seen of the play.”

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An Outstanding Introduction to Biblical Theology

May 11, 2017 | Justin Taylor

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Steve Wellum makes the case for “progressive covenantalism,” distinct from both Covenant Theology and Dispensationalism. In short, he seeks to show that the Scriptures present a plurality of covenants that progressively reveal our triune God’s one redemptive plan for his one people which reach their fulfillment, telos, and terminus in Christ and the new covenant.

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