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A Woman of Whom the World Was Not Worthy: Helen Roseveare (1925-2016)

Dec 07, 2016 | Justin Taylor

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The death of an English medical missionary who served in the Congo for several decades, changing the lives of tens of thousands of Africans and also enduring unimaginable horrors.

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The Burial Place of Jesus Exposed for the First Time in Centuries: An Interview on What It Originally Looked Like and How We Know This Is the Right Location

Oct 27, 2016 | Justin Taylor

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National Geographic reports that scientists have exposed the original surface of what is traditionally considered the tomb of Jesus Christ. But what did the tomb originally look like, and how do we know for sure this is the right spot? I pose these questions to the world’s leading expert on the ancient archaeology and architecture of Jerusalem.

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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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