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Why Gospel Diversity Means More—Though Not Less!—Than Ethnic Diversity

Sep 22, 2017 | Justin Taylor


“The visible bond of our unity shows off the power of an invisible gospel.” Here are five ways the gospel should overcome barriers in our churches. How are we doing?

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Four Ways that Diversity—More than Uniformity—Magnifies God

Sep 20, 2017 | Justin Taylor

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A beautiful reflection from John Piper, reminding us that God’s design for diversity results in more beautiful praise, more magnification of his beauty, more awe at his power, and more humility for his people.

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Reading the Rule of St. Benedict for Today

Sep 19, 2017 | Justin Taylor


Benedict is making a comeback. So how should we think about his counsel that has been read for over 15 centuries?

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Nabeel Qureshi (1983-2017)

Sep 16, 2017 | Justin Taylor


For the first two-thirds of his life, Islam was everything to him. Until Jesus found and rescued him and made him an ambassador of the greatest news in the world.

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Michael Horton’s Four Coordinates on the Compass of Pilgrim Theology

Sep 11, 2017 | Justin Taylor

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Michael Horton explains how the four coordinates of the compass for pilgrim theology—drama, doctrine, doxology, and discipleship—integrate our faith and practice.

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The Marks of a Crusty Christian

Sep 08, 2017 | Justin Taylor

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“Let’s try hard to be discerning and grounded without always looking for the next theological misstep in our friends, our family, or the songs we sing.”

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The Largest Survey Ever Conducted of American Religious and Denominational Identity: 14 Major Findings from a Landmark Study

Sep 06, 2017 | Justin Taylor

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A new landmark study gives us the best picture yet of the shifting religious landscape in the United States. Here are the key findings you should know.

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A Corporate Confession of Faith Based on the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount

Sep 01, 2017 | Justin Taylor


A meaningful way to get specific about how we have fallen short of the glory of God this week, followed by gospel pardon and assurance.

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Reading the Gospels: Do You Know the 7 Differences between Galilee and Judea in the Time of Jesus?

Aug 30, 2017 | Justin Taylor

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Mark and Matthew structured their narratives around a geographical framework dividing the north and the south. And a Jewish Galilean in first-century Jerusalem was as much a foreigner as an Irishman in London or a Texan in New York.

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The Amazing Lumo Project: Filming All Four Gospels as Feature Films, Using Only the Unabridged Bible as the Script

Aug 28, 2017 | Justin Taylor


A look inside an ambitious and beautiful film project that brings us—for the first time—the unabridged Gospels as feature films.

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The 8 Beliefs You Should Know about Mormons When They Knock at the Door

Aug 18, 2017 | Justin Taylor

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The following is a brief overview of the beliefs of Mormonism (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) believe, along with what the Bible really teaches, printed among the many articles and resources in the back of the ESV Study Bible (posted with permission).   1. Apostasy and Restoration Mormons claim that “total” apostasy overcame the church following apostolic times, and that the Mormon Church (founded in 1830) is the “restored church.” If the Mormon Church were truly a “restored church,” however, one would expect to find first-century historical evidence for Mormon doctrines like the plurality of gods and God the Father having once been a man. Such evidence is completely lacking. Besides, the Bible disallows a total apostasy of the church (e.g., Matt. 16:18; 28:20; Eph. 3:21; 4:11-16), warning instead of partial apostasy (1 Tim. 4:1). 2. God Mormons claim that God the Father was once a man and that he then progressed to godhood (that is, he is a now-exalted, immortal man with a flesh-and-bone body). However, based on the Bible, God is not and has never been a man (Num. 23:19; Hos. 11:9). He is a spirit (John 4:24), and a spirit does not have flesh and bones (Luke 24:39). Furthermore, God is eternal (Ps. 90:2; 102:27; Isa. 57:15; 1 Tim. 1:17) and immutable (or unchangeable in his being and perfections; see Ps. 102:25-27; Mal. 3:6). He did not “progress” toward godhood, but has always been God. 3. Polytheism Mormons believe that the Trinity consists not of three persons in one God but rather of three distinct gods. According to …

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The 11 Beliefs You Should Know about Jehovah’s Witnesses When They Knock at the Door

Aug 17, 2017 | Justin Taylor

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In less than 1,000 words, here are the key beliefs of Jehovah’s Witnesses, including what the Bible really teaches instead.

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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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