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

Jun 18, 2015 | Justin Taylor

Recreation of Martin Luther King's cell in Birmingham Jail at the National Civil Rights Museum

It’s a brilliant and important historical document that roots justice in the law of God and urges that we cannot wait or moderate.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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Learn about One of the Most Spiritually Healthy Christians in Church History: Tony Reinke on John Newton’s Vision of the Christian Life

Jun 09, 2015 | Justin Taylor

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Such a good book by one of the wisest and most helpful writers in church history.

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Nancy Leigh DeMoss Announces Her Engagement

May 11, 2015 | Justin Taylor

Nancy Leigh DeMoss announces her engagement to Robert Wolgemuth.

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A Concise Summary of Reformed-Evangelical Spirituality

May 11, 2015 | Justin Taylor

A very helpful summary from Peter Adam, seeking to show that this spirituality is shaped by revelation, both in content and form.

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Lane and Ebeth Dennis: A Long Obedience in the Same Direction

May 06, 2015 | Justin Taylor

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Crossway’s Lane and Ebeth Dennis are honored for lifetime achievement awards by the ECPA.

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Paul Was Inspired, Yet He Wanted Timothy to Bring Him Books to Read!

Apr 17, 2015 | Justin Taylor

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A bracing exhortation from Charles Spurgeon.

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Tim Keller’s Foreword for Collin Hansen’s New Book, “Blind Spots”

Apr 16, 2015 | Justin Taylor

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Tim Keller, summarizing the rubric of Collin Hansen’s new book: “The ‘courage’ group stands valiantly for the truth; the ’compassion’ people stress service, listening, and engagement; while the ‘commissioned’ folks are all about building up the church and reaching the lost.”

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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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The Warp Speed of This Revolution

Mar 30, 2015 | Justin Taylor

Ross Douthat explains how things have changed among the center-left and wonders how far they will go.

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6 Stages in the War for the Heart

Mar 19, 2015 | Justin Taylor

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An insightful excerpt from Paul Tripp’s “Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands.”

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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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Lent Begins This Wednesday: Here Is a Great Book to Help You Meditate on Christ’s Path to the Cross

Feb 16, 2015 | Justin Taylor

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Five questions with the author of a new and unique 4-narrative

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Tom Schreiner: A Biblical Meditation on the ISIS Execution of 21 Christians

Feb 16, 2015 | Justin Taylor

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Guest Post by Thomas R. Schreiner

Most of us have read the story of 21 Egyptian Christians kidnapped in Libya. An ISIS video showed about 12 of them being beheaded, and it is quite certain that all of them were murdered.

We Are Not Surprised

Jesus told us to expect persecution, teaching his disciples that unbelievers would hate us just as they hated him (John 15:18-20).

Jesus predicted that some of those who kill us “will think” they are “offering service to God” (John 16:2).

Even though most of us won’t lose our lives for Christ’s sake, we should not be surprised if we do. All of us need to be ready to surrender our lives for Christ. “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:26).

We Are More Than Conquerers

Jesus calls us “to be faithful unto death” to receive “the crown of life” (Rev. 2:10).

Jesus also calls us to rejoice when persecuted, for it is a great honor to die for our Lord and Savior, and our reward will far exceed our suffering (Matt. 5:10-12; Acts 5:41). Naturally, we may be frightened and scared at such a prospect, worried that we don’t have the strength to suffer. And we don’t have the strength in ourselves, but God promises to be with us in the fire and the flood (Isa. 43:2), and he promises to give us grace to …

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Jim Crow, Civil Rights, and Southern White Evangelicals: A Historians Forum (Matthew J. Hall)

Feb 05, 2015 | Justin Taylor

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Historian Matt Hall of Southern Seminary gives four reasons why many white southern evangelicals seemed to be blind to racial injustice during the Jim Crow years.

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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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