In the 2017 G3 Conference, Steven Lawson preached in the twelfth session on the topic, “The Reformation Was a Recovery of the Gospel.”

Will You Read a Christian Classic With Me? — Tim Challies is inviting people to read a classic by Thomas Watson.  You should consider it.

Five Truths About the Holy Spirit — In an age where people are confused about the work of the Holy Spirit, this is an extremely helpful article by Alistair Begg.

Resurrection-Driven Ministry — Mike Riccardi writes, “The strength and the resolve to faithfully persevere in life-sacrificing ministry—even in the face of death—comes from the minister’s persuasion—his rock-solid confidence and certain knowledge—of his bodily resurrection. Be persuaded, and serve Christ’s people this week.”

You Are Not The Story — H.B. Charles Jr. writes, “Unfortunately, many of us who stand in the pulpit need this reminder just as much as those who sit at the news desk. Christian ministers are charged to preach the word (2 Timothy 4:1-2). The Lord commands it. The truth demands it. The hearers need it. Yet there is always the danger of inserting ourselves into the sermon – by our content or delivery – that the message is obscured.”

The Gospel, Marriage, & Christian Character — Some good $5 books on Friday.

God Didn’t Wait for You to Believe — This is a helpful explanation by John Piper.  Piper says, “If you know Jesus today, it’s because you were loved and chosen before the foundation of the world.”

My New Testament Canon Interview with @BillMounce Is Now Available — Michael Kruger interviews Bill Mounce.

Theology Word of the Week:  Epistemology

Epistemology, from the Gk. word for knowledge or science (epistēmē). Epistemology is the study of the nature and basis of experience, belief and knowledge. It asks what we know and how we know it. It is concerned to differentiate knowledge from feeling sure or believing. It asks how we justify claims to know, whether we can be wrong about what we know, if we can know only if it makes sense that we can also not know, and whether we know that we know something. There are many areas of difficulty in knowledge: e.g. knowing the self, the past, the future, universal facts, scientific laws and the facts of philosophy, aesthetics, morality, religion, logic and mathematics. Various modern philosophers have introduced distinctions to help analyse the nature of knowing. Bertrand Russell (1872–1970) distinguishes knowledge by acquaintance, which is direct and immediate, from knowledge by description, which is indirect. Gilbert Ryle (1900–76) distinguishes knowing how to do things, from knowing that such and such is the case. [1]


  1. Sinclair B. Ferguson and J.I. Packer, New Dictionary of Theology (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2000), 225.
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