Biblical Theology – Nick Roark and Robert Cline (2018)

Nick Roark & Robert Cline, Biblical Theology: How the Church Faithfully Teaches the Gospel. Wheaton: Crossway, 2018, 160 pp. $12.48 One of the critical components of the Christian life involves understanding Scripture and applying it to our lives. This unavoidable goal is at the heart of Nick Roark and Robert Cline’s book, Biblical Theology: HowContinue reading “Biblical Theology – Nick Roark and Robert Cline (2018)”

Why Francis Schaefer Matters: The Line of Despair – Part 3

The Loss of Antithesis The loss of antithesis in American culture led to what Dr. Schaeffer coined the “line of despair” or giving up all hope of achieving a rational unified answer to knowledge and life.  Schaeffer outlines what he believes are the various steps below this line of despair.  He begins with the GermanContinue reading “Why Francis Schaefer Matters: The Line of Despair – Part 3”

Why Francis Schaeffer Matters: The Turning Point in Truth – Part 2

The Truth Crisis Francis Schaeffer sets the tone for his apologetical procedure by explaining the crisis of truth in America:  “We are fundamentally affected by a new way of looking at truth.  This change in the concept of the way we come to knowledge and truth is the most crucial problem facing America today” (The […]

The Eclipse of the Gospel and the School of Hard Knox

A Powerful Man I stood in the shadow of St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland. Clouds gathered overhead and people walked curiously through the front doors. Here, the famous reformer, John Knox faithfully tended the flock until his death in 1572. Once inside this massive cathedral, I was transfixed by the sheer beauty of thisContinue reading “The Eclipse of the Gospel and the School of Hard Knox”

50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith – Gregg Allison (2018)

Gregg R. Allison, 50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith: A Guide to Understanding and Teaching Theology, Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2018, 426 pp. $19.36 I have been teaching theology for over twenty-five years. During that time span, I have been privileged to use some of the finest theological resources available. Contemporary books like WayneContinue reading “50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith – Gregg Allison (2018)”

The City of God and the Goal of Creation – T. Desmond Alexander (2018)

T. Desmond Alexander, The City of God and the Goal of Creation. Wheaton: Crossway, 2018, 190 pp,  $15.99 “God’s purpose in creating this world is to establish a resplendent metropolis that will fill the earth, where God will reside in harmony with humans,” says T. Desmond Alexander. The author’s latest work, entitled The City ofContinue reading “The City of God and the Goal of Creation – T. Desmond Alexander (2018)”

Covenant and God’s Purpose for the World – Thomas Schreiner (2017)

Thomas R. Schreiner, Covenant and God’s Purpose For the World, Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2017, 136 pp. $9.97 Biblical theology is the discipline that reveals the storyline of Scripture. It looks at the big picture, which begins at creation and culminates with the new earth, where God makes all things new. “The purpose of biblical theology,” accordingContinue reading “Covenant and God’s Purpose for the World – Thomas Schreiner (2017)”

The Eclipse of the Gospel and the School of Hard Knox

A Powerful Man I stood in the shadow of St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland. Clouds gathered overhead and people walked curiously through the front doors. Here, the famous reformer, John Knox faithfully tended the flock until his death in 1572. Once inside this massive cathedral, I was transfixed by the sheer beauty of thisContinue reading “The Eclipse of the Gospel and the School of Hard Knox”

Why Francis Schaeffer Matters: The Line of Despair – Part 3

The Loss of Antithesis The loss of antithesis in American culture led to what Dr. Schaeffer coined the “line of despair” or giving up all hope of achieving a rational unified answer to knowledge and life.  Schaeffer outlines what he believes are the various steps below this line of despair.  He begins with the German […]

Why Francis Schaeffer Matters: The Turning Point in Truth – Part 2

The Truth Crisis Francis Schaeffer sets the tone for his apologetical procedure by explaining the crisis of truth in America:  “We are fundamentally affected by a new way of looking at truth.  This change in the concept of the way we come to knowledge and truth is the most crucial problem facing America today” (The […]