Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (MLJ) is perhaps best-known as Britain’s leading biblical expositor throughout the twentieth century. Today we are going to hone in upon the second of his three addresses at the 1971 International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) Conference in which he outlined thirteen key characteristics of evangelicals.See more: http://evangelicalfocus.com/magazine/2833/LloydJones_What_is_an_Evangelical
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
For Reformed theologians and Berean Christian students alike, the academic writings of the Scottish born professor of Systematic Theology, John Murray, are well known and held in high regard. For the rest of us mere mortals, an introduction to this man's oeuvre might be helpful. His exhaustive commentary on Romans is a very good place to start exploring the exemplary precision of this theologian's academic acumen. From it, the reader will comprehend the hermeneutical process Murray uses to exegete biblical truths out of the Good Book.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Bailey, who spent over a half century in the Middle East studying and teaching Scripture and biblical languages, including Arabic, Syriac, Aramaic, Greek and Hebrew, strips away the layers of myth and time that have encased the narratives about Christ with centuries of misconception. He analyzes the parables using, what he calls a "prophetic rhetorical template" based upon Old Testament patterns. Enthusiasts of rhetoric and composition will find this application of chiasmatic structure particularly enlightening.The gospels are nothing if not sheer poetic genius and, as Bailey calls it at one point, filled with "hypertext links" to the Law and the Prophets. Jesus was, if you will, a walking Wikipedia of scriptural truth and he expounded his knowledge in a context that his listeners would have immediately recognized. For us, in the hyperactive world of Western 21st century modernity, much of his references and nuanced teachings are lost and separated from their original context.
Sunday, August 26, 2018
A common misconception amongst nonbelievers is that Christianity and (what the world calls) feminism are mutually exclusive social forces. This official autobiography of an early 20th century British woman's solo journey to China as a missionary during the Sino-Japanese war proves the opposite.
There's nothing clever or gender specific about courage. It's attractiveness lies in the sheer force of its will to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. Aylward simply believed that God would guide her across Europe and Russia via rail alone, and without having practically any formal training and hardly any church support, she left London one day with her Bible, passport, some pocket change and a few traveling items to follow her heart's call to be a missionary in China.
If you're looking for smart poetic writing in a story, Gladys Aylward: The Little Woman is not for you. But, if you want true grit, honest adventure and historic drama verified, than read this British woman's inspiring journey and how she spent a lifetime preaching and teaching the gospel and taking care of thousands of orphans during one of the most brutal eras in recent history.
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Michael Tait and Newsboys open up the Newsboys United Tour show in Bemedji MN on July 29 2018. Get tickets NOW while they last for upcoming shows at https://www.premierproductions.com/tour/newsboys-united