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Oct 2019 31 Oct 31, 2019

[This article of mine was posted at the Desiring God website, www.desiringgod.org, on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. I’m posting it here in case you did not see it. Blessings!] I’m a sucker for news articles with headlines such as “The 10 Most Enjoyable Places to Live” or “The Least Expensive Cities in the US” or “The Best Places in the US to Retire.” But it’s not because I want to know where my state or city ranks. My c...Read More

Oct 2019 30 Oct 30, 2019

My book “Practicing the Power” is on sale right now. Get 50% off the print book only at ChurchSource: http://bit.ly/2prdziP Or get the eBook on sale, discounted wherever eBooks are sold: https://amzn.to/2Mno0MM The deals end November 3....Read More

Oct 2019 28 Oct 28, 2019

The internet has been abuzz ever since the comments of John MacArthur concerning Beth Moore and whether or not women are permitted to preach. For the sake of clarity, let’s put aside the latter question and instead address the issue of whether or not it is biblically permissible for a woman to be called a “pastor”. Many would argue that there is no difference between the two. They insist that those who are “pastors” are the ones who regular...Read More

Oct 2019 23 Oct 23, 2019

A Review by John Lathrop in Pneuma ReviewOctober 17, 2019 Sam Storms has served the Lord in a number of different capacities. He is a pastor and has served as an associate professor of theology at a major Christian college. These experiences show that he has served the church in both the practical “grass roots” expression of Christianity in the local church and in the academic setting, where he has helped train people for Christian service. In addition, he h...Read More

Oct 2019 22 Oct 22, 2019

It seems that everyone is weighing in on the comments made by John MacArthur at his recent conference in California. For those of you not yet aware of what happened, MacArthur was asked to give his brief response to what was supposed to be a one-word utterance. It turned out to be two words: “Beth Moore.” MacArthur’s immediate response also came in the form of two words: “Go home,” which provoked uproarious laughter from those in attendance...Read More

Oct 2019 21 Oct 21, 2019

When a person comes to Jesus through the drawing of the Father, it is impossible for him/her to be turned away or cast out. Look at how Jesus says this in John 6:37-40. “All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up o...Read More

Oct 2019 18 Oct 18, 2019

All the videos from the Convergence 2019 conference are now available for viewing. These include sessions from me, Matt Chandler, Christine Caine, Michael Brown, Andrew Wilson, and Jack Deere. Here is the link. Enjoy and be edified! https://www.convergenceconference.org/2019-videos  ...Read More

Oct 2019 16 Oct 16, 2019

In a previous article we took note of the sovereignty of our Lord who not only created water and its many properties, but also walked on water. But perhaps the most amazing facet of this story is often overlooked by the casual reader of Scripture Neither Matthew nor John mentions it. It is found only in Mark’s gospel (Mark 6:48). There we are told two seemingly contradictory facts. We read that “about the fourth watch of the night he [Jesus] came to them, wal...Read More

Oct 2019 14 Oct 14, 2019

One of the more breathtaking scenes in the gospels is that of Jesus walking on the water. We read about it in Matthew 14:22-33; Mark 6:45-52; and in John 6:16-21. Jesus did not come “by” the Sea, but “on” the Sea of Galilee. Liberal skeptics respond to this story in much the same way they do to the feeding of the 5,000. They scoff that anyone in our highly technological and educated society would believe Jesus literally walked on water. They insis...Read More

Oct 2019 10 Oct 10, 2019

[On September 24, 2019, Michael Kruger posted an article on his blog that I believe you will greatly enjoy.] Our world’s skepticism over miracles is nothing new. Ever since David Hume, philosophers and scholars have been making the case against the possibility of miracles. But, now things have shifted. Hume has been roundly (and decisively) rebutted and philosophers now realize that one cannot prove miracles are impossible. But, not to worry, now there’s a ...Read More

Oct 2019 7 Oct 7, 2019

I may be one of the few individuals who still reads the local newspaper every day. I can’t adjust to reading the news on-line. So, there I was on Saturday morning (October 5, 2019) reading the Spiritual Life section of our local paper, The Oklahoman. One story in particular caught my eye. It was alarming, to say the least. Worse than alarming, it was heartbreaking. The story was titled, “Casting sins away.” It concerned a water ritual that helps mark R...Read More

Oct 2019 3 Oct 3, 2019

Saturday, October 5th, is the birthday of my theological hero, Jonathan Edwards. He was born in 1703 in East Windsor, Connecticut, and his life and words continue to affect me in countless ways. The Edwards home was rather unusual, as Jonathan had 10 sisters and no brothers! But that’s not my focus in this article. I want to briefly reflect on one of the more important truths that occupied his mind. Although what follows is primarily designed for those who, like Ed...Read More