The Promise-Driven Life

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What are you driven by? The last time I was sick, it was a Saturday and I flipped on the TV for an extraordinary long time. The whole day was exercise equipment, how to become real-estate rich with no money down, and Suze Orman gave me her steps to financial security. As much as we […]

Michael S. Horton
Wednesday, November 2nd 2005

My life is a mess. People are talking about having purpose-driven lives. That sounds better than what I have now. So much of what I do does not seem to have a real purpose. Get in the car. Go to work. Get frustrated in traffic. Spend too much time on the Internet when I get […]

Rick Ritchie
Thursday, May 3rd 2007

I've always been fascinated by 7-Up. As a beverage, it's only drinkable when mixed generously with whiskey. But as an idea, 7-UP is genius. 7-Up is the stuff of advertising legend. In 1967, the 7-Up company launched the uncola advertising campaign. True to its name, this was an effort to market 7-Up as everything the […]

Todd Wilken
Thursday, May 3rd 2007

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. "Honor your father and mother"-which is the first commandment with a promise-"that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth." Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of […]

Bryan Chapell
Thursday, May 3rd 2007

On the surface, their situations and standing in Israel could hardly have posed a sharper contrast. Zechariah was an aged man, an honored man, a privileged priest descended from Aaron, standing before the incense altar in the holy chamber of Israel’s temple in the holy city itself. Mary was a young unmarried woman in backwater […]

Dennis E. Johnson
Thursday, May 3rd 2007

In some evangelical and Reformed circles, biblical scholars and systematic theologians are speaking to each other, but they aren't communicating well. Biblical scholars sometimes get the feeling that theologians are telling them what the Bible can and cannot say without really grappling with the thorny issues of interpretation, while theologians occasionally believe that their colleagues […]

Tremper Longman
Thursday, May 3rd 2007

In a post-9/11 world where the three dominant monotheistic religions appeal to the Bible (in some form or another) for authority, to whom the Bible belongs is a legitimate question. This is the inquiry that drives Jaroslav Pelikan's Whose Bible Is It? A History of the Scriptures Through the Ages. Pelikan, Sterling Professor Emeritus of […]

Brandon G. Withrow
Thursday, May 3rd 2007

In Believing God, popular Bible teacher and author Beth Moore explains her personal journey toward obedience in the area of faith. Not content with the unbelief and defeatism of Christians around her, she decides to buck the trend and find a Christianity that works. Her premise in the book is that the "primary reason God […]

Susan Disston
Thursday, May 3rd 2007

Fool's Gold is, for the most part, a compilation of brief articles and conference papers, largely written in a seminar format, aimed to pro-mote biblical discernment in what it perceives to be an age of blind evangelical acceptance. John MacArthur, pastor of Grace Community Church and president of Master's College and Seminary, provides an editor's […]

John J. Bombaro
Thursday, May 3rd 2007

“Modern Reformation has championed confessional Reformation theology in an anti-confessional and anti-theological age.”

Picture of J. Ligon Duncan, IIIJ. Ligon Duncan, IIISenior Minister, First Presbyterian Church
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