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John Frame: 12 Questions to Ask When Viewing a Film

Feb 11, 2015 | Justin Taylor

Theologian John Frame suggests the sort of questions we should ask.

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How Can Churches Engage Believers and Unbelievers Who Experience Same-Sex Attraction?

Feb 10, 2015 | Justin Taylor

Gospel wisdom and counsel from Sam Allberry, Rosaria Butterfield, Jackie Hill-Perry, and Christopher Yuan.

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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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Biblical Reasons to Doubt the Creation Days Were 24-Hour Periods

Jan 28, 2015 | Justin Taylor

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Scientific objections aside, the more I study Genesis 1 and 2, the more I think it is unlikely that the “days” are referring to strict 24-hour periods. Here’s why.

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Darrell Bock Responds to Kurt Eichenwald’s Newsweek Article on the Bible

Jan 14, 2015 | Justin Taylor

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New Testament scholar Darrell Bock patiently walks through all of the sections of Newsweek’s article on the Bible, showing how an understanding of the historical and literary context would have saved the author from some of his errors.

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David Platt: “Marriage and Missions: How Singleness and Marriage Connect to the Great Commission”

Nov 06, 2014 | Justin Taylor

A talk from the recent ERCL national conference, along with a note about his next book.

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Free Livestream of the ERLC National Conference on “The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage”

Oct 27, 2014 | Justin Taylor

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A complete schedule of all the talks that will be livestreamed from Nashville.

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7 Responses to the Strategy of Church Silence during Ethical Confusion

Oct 08, 2014 | Justin Taylor

Andrew Wilson’s response to the strategy of Silent Church.

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Jared Wilson: A Novel Every Christian Should Consider Reading

Sep 24, 2014 | Justin Taylor

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This is the final entry in a blog series on Novels Every Christian Should Consider Reading.

Jared Wilson is the pastor of Middletown Springs Community Church in Middletown Springs, Vermont.

He is the author of several books, the latest two of which are The Storytelling God: Seeing the Glory of Jesus in His Parables and The Wonder-Working God: Seeing the Glory of Jesus in His Miracles.

He blogs at Gospel-Driven Church and you can follow him on Twitter, @JaredCWilson.

 

My first encounter with Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair was in reviewing the Neil Jordan film adaptation with Ralph Fiennes and Julianne Moore for my college newspaper. I hated it. There was a spirit of something intriguing there about faith and disbelief, but the whole thing seemed muted, hazy, smeared over with the maudlin romanticism so common in Hollywood period pieces. Someone later convinced me to pick up the source material, however, and I discovered in Greene’s work, the fourth of his more explicitly Christian novels, what could not be captured on screen—the often maddening complexities of belief and disbelief, and the thin line between raging against God and fearing him.

“A story has no beginning or end,” Greene’s story begins. There is something else that has no beginning or end—or Someone else, rather, and his shadow looms large over each page of the novel, which chronicles the adulterous affair between writer Maurice Bendrix and Sarah Miles, the wife of a British officer.

The illicit …

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Wesley Hill: A Novel Every Christian Should Consider Reading

Sep 05, 2014 | Justin Taylor

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Wesley Hill argues, “Its plot is elegantly simple, and it builds to a quietly devastating conclusion.”

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Drinking, Hooking Up, and Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Jul 17, 2014 | Justin Taylor

Two recent graduates of Princeton University explain the connection between drinking and sexual assault, and also show why the position of college administrations is largely incoherent.

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A Christian Law Professor’s Three Predictions about the Future of Religious Liberty in the U.S.

Jul 17, 2014 | Justin Taylor

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A very helpful article from a lawyer and law professor who argues, in part, that on religious groups will accept a distinction between “sexual conduct” and “sexual orientation” and that those groups will almost certainly lose the legal effort to maintain this distinction.

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Pro-Life Efforts in Chinese Churches: An On-the-Ground Report

Jul 11, 2014 | Justin Taylor

An excellent on-the-ground report on China that should fuel our prayers for a country where abortion is rampant.

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Online Schedule for TGC Women’s Conference Livestreaming

Jun 28, 2014 | Justin Taylor

Here is the complete schedule for all the sessions that will be livestreamed from the TGC Women’s conference, starting today and continuing through Sunday.

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