The Grand Canyon with Canyon Ministries and Answers in Genesis

For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to visit the Grand Canyon. In the mercy and kindness of God, I got to go on a trip for Christian Leaders with my good friends Andy Naselli and Jason Derouchie, and I have definitive proof that my new friendship with Mike Wittmer has changed his […]

Is Eve a Type in 1 Timothy 2:15? Some Thoughts on Typology and Biblical Theology

A colleague asked me about Mary Kassian’s post “Women, Typology, and 1 Timothy 2:15,” which has now been reposted at the CBMW blog. My colleague’s concern was whether the appeal to typology was fanciful or legitimate. Here’s my response: Earle Ellis (in the preface to Goppelt’s Typos) states that typology consists of historical correspondence and […]

Shepherd the Flock of God: The Ordination of Ross Shannon

On Sunday, May 22, 2011, it was our pleasure and privilege to ordain Ross Shannon to gospel ministry. Ross has been serving as the Assistant Pastor for Discipleship and Evangelism at Kenwood, and he just graduated from SBTS and was called to serve at First Baptist Church, Lapeer, MI. I had the honor of preaching […]

Does Jesus Really Want You to Hate Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Wife, and Children?

“If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.” – Luke 14:26 ESV Since a man is to love his wife as Christ loves the church (Eph 5), and since I […]

Mark 9: Motivation To Take Up The Cross

Going into Mark 9 from Mark 8, Jesus has just announced in Mark 8:34 that anyone who wants to come after him has to deny himself, take up his cross, and follow him. Then in 8:35 he said that if you want to gain your life you have to lose it. The last words of […]

Payne Alleges Censorship and Editorial Abuse of Privilege

Here are another couple of paragraphs omitted from my review of Payne’s book. Those who disagree with Payne are accused of censorship, misrepresentation, blatant falsehood, and uncritical thinking: Payne suggests that when Douglas J. Moo, as editor of Trinity Journal, did not publish a particular egalitarian’s submission, Moo practiced “censorship” (120 n. 13, cf. 411 […]

Wes Pastor at Kenwood Baptist Church This Sunday

This Sunday Kenwood Baptist Church will enjoy the ministry of the Word from Wes Pastor, who has nearly 20 years of church-planting and pastoral experience. In 1992 he launched Christ Memorial Church, now the largest Baptist church in Vermont, where he remains as senior minister. In 2000 he started the NETS Institute for Church Planting, […]

OT Prayers Appealing to God’s Concern for His Own Glory

As I mentioned before, there are 77 tables in God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology, and I have permission from Crossway to make five of them available here for free. Each will be available for about 48 hours. The one linked in this post (cataloging prayers in the Old Testament that appeal to […]

Free Class with Bruce Ware and Andy Naselli

The good Greg Dietrich has all the details on a free class at Northland International University: “free to all new students who want to check out their Doctor of Ministry or Master of Ministry program.” Andy Naselli provides some bullet points that include an overview of the course schedule. It would be worth the trip […]

Biblical Theology for Kids: Free Download

Need some help with family worship? Want to communicate the big story of the Bible to your kids in a way that they can easily memorize? Tired of reading board-books to your kids that are about nothing and less than nothing? Here’s a gift for you from me and my son Jake: Biblical Theology for […]

Better to Honor God Than to Win

Here’s the guest post I was invited to contribute to the Family Ministry Today blog: I love basketball and baseball. I love leaving it all on the court. I love the exhilaration of teamwork, the ball off the sweet spot, the basketball whispering through the net, the discipline to play defense, after-practice ground balls (or […]

A Day in the Life of Jesus

On January 30, 2011 I had the privilege of preaching Mark 1:14–45 at Kenwood Baptist Church, “A Day in the Life of Jesus.” In Mark 1:15 Jesus claims that the time is fulfilled (perhaps interpreting Daniel 9:24–27?) and that the kingdom of God is at hand. It’s a bold man who claims that his coming […]

Life Is Short, So . . .

A helpful reflection from Gunner on how we tend to respond to the vanity of our vaporous existence. Here’s a wisp of the breeze he’s fanning: “My problem is that when Scripture talks explicitly about the brevity of life, it often emphasizes the opposite of our calls to ambitious action. Take this morbid salvo from […]