Reformation Day Offer

Reformation Day Offer

Today marks the 501st anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. As we consider the importance of our place in history and how this movement has shaped us personally and how we worship corporately—the G3 Conference has a great offer for you to consider as you make your plans for January. While you will receive a record number of books this year through your registration—you can add this wonderfully printed and nicely bound hardback of The Diary and Journal of David Brainerd if you register for the G3 before midnight (EST) tonight.

 

Make your reservation to be at this exciting and important conference and build your theological library at the same time.

Details for registration can be found here.

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DBG Spotlight Weekend Edition (10-26-18)

DBG Spotlight Weekend Edition (10-26-18)

In this short video, you will hear Robert Plummer (Greek professor at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) explain the meaning of Apocrypha.

Is expositional preaching the best way to preach? — “God’s word — more than the cleverness of the preacher — is far better prepared to help us see the world around us.”

Brandan Robertson on the Death of Christianity, Jared Wilson and Galatians 2, Open Phones with Great Calls! — James White provides some clarity on some important issues in this latest DL.

Richard Baxter’s Balanced Approach to Depression and Anxiety — This is a resource that you will likely want to check out.

What Is Reformation Day? — What really happened on October 31st that is worthy of historical notation?

Video: “God and Man” by Alistair Begg — “Unless we first understand God’s identity, we will never make sense of our own. So who is God? Psalm 8 proclaims that He is the Lord, the ruler of all things who created mankind in His image.”

Kevin DeYoung’s Ten Commandments — According to Tim Challies, “The Ten Commandments is a worthy book on an important topic. No matter your theological background and convictions, I’m convinced you’ll benefit from reading it (and any other of DeYoung’s books).”

Quiz on the Reformation — Did you miss the latest quiz on the DBG blog? See how much you really know about the Reformation.

G3 Conference — Seats are still available for the G3, so if you’re planning to go, make your reservations soon.

DBG Spotlight (10-24-18)

DBG Spotlight (10-24-18)

At the 2018 G3 Conference, James White and Michael Kruger talked about the biblical canon. You will enjoy this conversation.

The State of Theology in the United Kingdom — “Since 2014, we have taken the theological temperature of the United States in The State of Theology survey. Earlier this month, we released the findings. This year, for the first time we expanded our survey to the United Kingdom. In partnership with ComRes, we interviewed over two thousand British adults on a wide range of questions, from biblical doctrine to ethics.”

Episode 61: On Shepherding during Disagreements — “‪How should a pastor shepherd people through disagreement? How should he balance the tension between being a truth-teller and a peacemaker?‬”

Martin Luther’s Visit to Rome — R.C. Sproul explains the trip Martin Luther made to Rome and how it changed him.

American Gospel — Tim Challies reviews the documentary by Brandon Kimber, “American Gospel” and describes why you should take time to watch it.

What does it mean to glorify God? — “Perhaps one of the best pictures of glorifying God in the Bible is found in Luke 9:9. Herod says, ‘I beheaded John. Who, then, is this I hear such things about?'”

What Does the Roman Catholic Church Believe About Justification? — “There were radically different views of salvation. They could not be reconciled. One of them was the gospel. One of them was not. Thus, what was at stake in the Reformation was the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

 

 

 

DBG Spotlight Weekend Edition (10-26-18)

DBG Weekend Spotlight (10-19-18)

Are you ready for this exciting conference that will be held in January on the theme of “The Mission of God” in Atlanta? Make your reservations to join us! Details can be found at G3Conference.com.

Transgender bathroom policy leads to sexual assault of 5-year old girl — “The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced last month it was investigating a parental complaint alleging a Georgia school district’s transgender policy led to the sexual assault of a kindergartener.”

Dr. Mason’s The Woke Church’s Misrepresentation, Open Phones — James White deals with some of the issues in Eric Mason’s new book, Woke Church.

Suffering Taught Him to Look to Christ: Charles Spurgeon (1834–1892) — “Crowds lined the streets, hoping to catch a glimpse of the olivewood casket as it made its way through the streets of south London. On top was a large pulpit Bible opened at Isaiah 45:22: “Look unto Me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth.” It was Thursday, February 11, 1892, and the body of Charles Haddon Spurgeon was being taken for burial.”

Eight Ways Satan Tempts You To Question Your Salvation — Tim Challies provides some good points regarding the Satanic doubts that plague the mind of believers regarding their salvation.

How Our Culture Justifies Its Sexual Freedom (the 10 Commandments of Progressive Christianity #9) — “In sum, Gulley’s ninth commandment is a masterpiece of progressive Christianity.  It runs through the classic playbook of justifying sexual sin and, at first glance, can seem quite compelling.”

$5 Friday: Justification, the Reformation, John Calvin — Grab some good resources for….cheap.

DBG Spotlight Weekend Edition (10-26-18)

DBG Spotlight (10-17-18)

Can we know for sure that we are saved? From one of our live Ask Ligonier events, Sinclair Ferguson looks at the doctrine of assurance and what it means to be born again.

The Joy of Overlooking an Offense — This is a helpful read and worthy of consideration.

Catching Up on Events Since Travels to Scotland and Israel: Russell Moore, Brandi Miller, and Andy Stanley — James White addresses some important items, including the recent statements by Russell Moore about the signers of The Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel.

Why is pastoral ministry such a risky pursuit? — If you’re a church member, consider these statistics and pray for your pastors.

Are you becoming more or less of an encourager? “It is imperative that we adopt this mindset and that, even as times get more and more hostile towards true believers, we learn to grow in our encouragement for the sake of our own good and the good of others.”

The State of Theology: The Questions that Matter Most — This study by Ligonier is well done, but unfortunately, the answers to the questions do not point to a healthy trend among those who claim to be evangelical.

The Statement on SJ&G Explained: Article 8, The Church — My latest article in the explanatory series published over at Reformation 21.

DBG Spotlight Weekend Edition (10-26-18)

DBG Spotlight 10-12-18 (Weekend Edition)

After taking a season off through an extremely busy summer filled with travel, speaking engagements, and other responsibilities—the DBG Spotlight is back. It is my desire during these posts to highlight good articles in various different lanes (from ministry and pastoral related articles to the general article for the entire church). I hope you enjoy.

Take just a few minutes to listen to R.C. Sproul explain imputation and the righteousness of God that we receive by faith.

Susie — Tim Challies provides a helpful review of my friend Ray Rhode’s new book on the wife of Charles Spurgeon. You will want to read both the review and the book!

Is Christ Enough? Brief Thoughts on Corporate Representation — “To summarize: one danger of the corporate apology is that it puts a given individual in a position that he or she cannot occupy. I am not the representative of a holy nation-state. I am not the high priest of God’s people. Beyond this, I have no biblical summons to make atonement for sin. I do not apologize for the sins of all people from Maine (including, but not limited to, a love for Moxie).”

Puritan Documentary Video — Joel Beeke points to the full Puritan Documentary trailer. This is one documentary you will want to get your hands on.

The Statement on SJ&G Explained: Article 6, Gospel — Reformation 21 is running a series of articles that explain the theological positions of “The Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel.” You can access my article on Article VI on the Gospel here.

Ghana And Kavanaugh — “Presumption of guilt against Black people is why 4,743 Black Americans were lynched between 1882 and 1968. Presumption of guilt is why 40, 000  women were executed during the witch trials in Europe between the 15th and 18th centuries.”

If God desires all to be saved then why aren’t they? (in 500 words) — This is a helpful read that causes you to think through the issues of God’s will regarding the salvation of sinners.

Why Does John Piper Journal? — “God does not require any of us to keep a journal. But journaling may help some of us see Christ, love Christ, and become like Christ.”

$5 Friday: The Holy Spirit, Providence, and Evangelism — Always some good books for just $5 over at Ligonier on Friday.

The Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel — The website is nearing 10,000 signatures. Don’t miss the resources in form of articles and sermons that have been posted on the site along with a new batch coming over the next couple of days.

Missions Conference for the Church — The 2019 G3 Conference is centered on the theme of missions and will be a wonderful conference for the whole Church. It’s an event designed to encourage and equip the entire family – so make your plans to join us for this wonderful weekend of worship. Speakers will include John Piper, Steven Lawson, Voddie Baucham, Mark Dever, David Platt, Tim Challies, and more. We will have special sessions designed for ladies as well led by Martha Peace and Cindy Currin.