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Throughout these pages, readers will catch a glimpse of the enormous significance of Paul's letter to the mostly Gentile Christians who were living in the capital of the world's largest empire. Ever since new (or relatively young) believers heard these words, the good news of God's riches in Christ for sinners has had no greater […]

Michael S. Horton
Tuesday, January 2nd 2007

Reflect on the last e-mail or personal letter that you have received. To understand properly even a short communication often entails a number of factors. We read with a knowledge of the sender, an awareness of his or her social location, a sensitivity to previous interaction, and so forth. At the most foundational level, the […]

Dean O. Wenthe
Thursday, May 3rd 2007

The Transforming Message of Romans…To Augustine by Eric Landry Augustine of Hippo, the fourth century North African Christian bishop, was familiar with the Book of Romans even prior to his conversion. Before becoming a Christian, Augustine read Paul's epistle as a Platonist, seeing Paul as an exegete of the "spiritual ascent" because of his contrasting […]

Thursday, May 3rd 2007

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. (Romans 1:16) What is the salvation that Paul has in mind in Romans 1:16 when he says, "For [the gospel] is the power of God […]

John Piper
Thursday, May 3rd 2007

Dorothy Sayers was a writer of unusual clarity, wit, and perceptiveness. A book that explores her reflections on theology is welcome indeed. Certainly a strength of the book that Laura Simmons has written is the presence of abundant quotations from Sayers herself. For example, an extended quotation from The Dogma Is the Drama includes: "Q. […]

W. Robert Godfrey
Thursday, May 3rd 2007

A third of the way through God's Politics, Jim Wallis takes aim at George W. Bush for using "religious language more than any president in U.S. history." The problem is not the mixture of religion and politics but that the president's quotations from the Bible are "either taken out of context or … employed in […]

D. G. Hart
Thursday, May 3rd 2007

This is a superb book. One of its most outstanding features is its tight and lucid organization. David Hempton tells his reader what he is going to do, he does it (explaining what he is doing every step of the way), and he then summarizes what he has done. His purpose is clearly stated: "The […]

Samuel T. Logan, Jr.
Thursday, May 3rd 2007

This book presents, for the first time in English, Tuomo Mannermaa's controversial publication regarding Martin Luther's understanding of faith and its relationship to justification, as well as the Christian life. Originally composed in Finnish as In ipsa fide Christus adest some 25 years ago, and available in German shortly thereafter, Christ Present in Faith has […]

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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