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Why Protestants Need to Use Tradition When They Read Their Bibles

Sep 06, 2016 | Justin Taylor

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As J. I. Packer once said, “Tradition is not infallible, but neither is it negligible, and we impoverish ourselves if we disregard it.”

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Is C.S. Lewis’s Liar-Lord-or-Lunatic Argument Unsound?

Feb 01, 2016 | Justin Taylor

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C. S. Lewis, following in the train of those who preceded him, argued along these lines: (1) If Jesus were not Lord, he would be a liar or a lunatic. (2) Jesus was neither a liar nor a lunatic. (3) Therefore, Jesus is Lord. But this argument is unsound, because the first premise is false, because there’s another option (he was a legend and didn’t really say these things after all). Well, another essay by Lewis helps us to fix the problem.

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5 Myths about Rosa Parks

Dec 01, 2015 | Justin Taylor

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A link to my piece in the online Washington Post, correcting 5 wrong ideas about Rosa Parks’s famous act of civil disobedience: (1) Rosa Parks sat in the whites-only section of the bus; (2) If Rosa Parks had not moved, a white passenger would not have had a place to sit; (3) This was Rosa Parks’s first conflict with that bus driver; (4) Rosa Parks refused to stand up because she was tired; (5) Parks was the first black woman to exercise civil disobedience on a Montgomery bus.

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How Doctrine Serves the Gospel

Oct 16, 2015 | Justin Taylor

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A quote from John Piper on how the gospel is more than good news, but is also profound doctrine.

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Martin Luther King Jr., “Letter from Birmingham Jail”: The Complete Text and an Outline

Jun 18, 2015 | Justin Taylor

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It’s a brilliant and important historical document that roots justice in the law of God and urges that we cannot wait or moderate. Here’s the complete text with explanatory headings.

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An Interview with Sam Storms and Leland Ryken on the Life and Legacy of J. I. Packer

Jun 08, 2015 | Justin Taylor

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Storms has written the best summary now available of Packer’s theology of spirituality, and Ryken has written the most up-to-date biography. I sit down with both men to talk about Packer and his importance.

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John Piper on How John Owen Can Help Us Battle Sin and Temptation

Apr 28, 2015 | Justin Taylor

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Piper’s foreword for Owen’s book, “Overcoming Sin and Temptation.”

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The Day Lincoln Was Shot: A Visual FAQ

Apr 13, 2015 | Justin Taylor

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For the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s assassination, I try to answer some frequently asked questions with lots of photographs and diagrams.

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Martin Marty on Why You Should Read a Non-Lutheran’s Book about Luther on the Christian Life

Feb 20, 2015 | Justin Taylor

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One of the most prominent interpreters of American religion and culture explains why he hopes non-Lutherans will read Carl Trueman’s new book.

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Proverbs for Publishing

Feb 09, 2015 | Justin Taylor

Jamie Smith reflects on publishing a journal.

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Rebuilding Appalachia

Dec 17, 2014 | Justin Taylor

A Christian home repair/home building ministry through which volunteers and staff repair and build homes for low-income families in rural Central Appalachi.

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Allison Krauss and Yo-Yo Ma Perform One of the Oldest Christmas Carols

Dec 15, 2014 | Justin Taylor

A performance of the Wexford Carol.

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John Wilson: A Novel Every Christian Should Consider Reading

Sep 16, 2014 | Justin Taylor

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Books & Culture editor John Wilson writes, “you could close your eyes and pick one of her novels from the shelf at random and not go wrong.”

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Louis Markos: A Novel Every Christian Should Consider Reading

Aug 31, 2014 | Justin Taylor

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Louis Markos picks his favorite novel by Charles Dickens, but chances are it’s one you haven’t read.

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Keep Calm and Carry On—In Faith

Aug 06, 2014 | Justin Taylor

Wise words from Joe Rigney.

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