Chris Castaldo’s Holy Ground

There are loads of Roman Catholics here in Louisville. Our neighbors on both sides of us are Roman Catholic, so I’m thrilled to see the publication of Chris Castaldo’s Holy Ground: Walking with Jesus as a Former Roman Catholic. I would commend this book to anyone interested in seeing the gospel believed by Roman Catholics. …

The Beast and the False Prophet

I hadn’t seen this video on the prosperity gospel before I preached Revelation 13:11-18, but it is relevant. Here are my last two sermons on Revelation: Revelation 13:1-10 keeps us from being deceived by Satan so that we can persevere to the end in the true faith. and Revelation 13:11-18 gives us wisdom to distinguish …

Greg Wills’ History of Southern Seminary

It’s out: Gregory A. Wills, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1859-2009 It is my understanding that today is its first day being sold at the Lifeway Store on the SBTS campus. I was browsing the book and was surprised to see Scott Hafemann’s name. I won’t type up the whole story surrounding his name, but it …

New Nettles Biography of Boyce!

I happened to be in the Lifeway Store on the SBTS campus just now and they were setting up the display of this new book by Tom Nettles on James Petigru Boyce, founding father of Southern Seminary. I’m thrilled to have a copy, and eager to read it in this the 150th year since the …

Twittering the Gospel

Greg Gilbert has started a contest to see who twitters the best gospel. Since there is no better gospel, maybe I should say “to see who twitters the gospel best”! I don’t tweet, so I don’t know how it works. If they count the spaces, I’m over the limit. If the spaces aren’t counted, I …

Towers Article on David Hamilton’s Gospel Dunk

My brother is the Assistant Coach of the Boyce Bulldogs basketball team, and he played with the team when they recently visited a prison to play an exhibition game and share the gospel. This story in the Towers relates how a nasty dunk opened the door for him to proclaim the gospel.

Tom Schreiner’s Sermon from This Morning

My mentor, Dr. Tom Schreiner, preached a sermon this morning at Kenwood Baptist Church to install me as pastor there. It was a strong word from 1 Timothy 4:10-16. May the Lord seal it to my heart and bless you with it: 1 Timothy 4:10-16, Tom Schreiner: Installation Service for Jim Hamilton

The Seed of the Woman and the Blessing of Abraham

I have just been alerted that my Tyndale Bulletin essay, “The Seed of the Woman and the Blessing of Abraham,” is now online: “The Seed of the Woman and the Blessing of Abraham,” Tyndale Bulletin 58.2 (2007), 253-73. Here’s the abstract: Might the blessing of Abraham in Genesis 12:1-3 be a direct answer to the …

Schreiner, Seifrid, and Vickers to Discuss Wright’s Response to Piper

Denny Burk has the details on a conversation that he’ll moderate on Wednesday, April 15 at SBTS. This should be a fascinating conversation, and if you have a particular question Prof. Burk is offering the opportunity to pose it in his comments section. If you can’t be there in person, I suspect the audio will …

Greg Wills on “Southern Seminary, Southern Baptists, and the Two Religions”

Dr. Greg Wills gave his Faculty Address here at SBTS last week, and it was a fascinating analysis of the “realist” policy pursued by liberals who knew they had to hide what they really thought from the people in the churches who funded their livelihoods. So, those liberals happily took money given to train pastors, …