Rediscovering the Holiness of God (David Schrock)

Rediscovering the Holiness of God (David Schrock)

Note then the kindness and severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God’s kindness to you,  provided you continue in his kindness. —Romans 11:22— When God created Adam and Eve, he endowed them with righteousness and a limitless capacity to delight in God’s holiness. On the hill of the Lord, they were … Read More

Justification by Faith: The Preachers Life Preserver (David Schrock)

Justification by Faith: The Preachers Life Preserver (David Schrock)

Preaching is serious business.  And preachers should feel the weight of rightly declaring God’s gospel. Yet, such a serious calling exposes preachers to what Spurgeon called “fainting fits.” When the harvest is plentiful, pride is the preacher’s temptation, but when the response is lean, despair hangs in the air. With such threats, what will preserve … Read More

Keep Christ at the Center (David Schrock)

Keep Christ at the Center (David Schrock)

Darrell Bock’s book Recovering the Real Lost Gospel: Reclaiming the Gospel as Good News advertises itself as a “biblical theology of the gospel” (2).  Beginning with God’s promise to Abraham, he traces the good news of God from its seed form in the “gospel preached beforehand to Abraham” (Gal. 3:8) to the fullness of the … Read More

Matthew Barrett and David Schrock on the radio with Kevin Boling

“Knowing The Truth” with Pastor Kevin Boling is a live, call-in radio program providing Doctrinal Dialog, Cultural Commentary and Insightful Interviews with some of today’s foremost Christian authors and leaders. Recently Boling had on his show Matthew Barrett and David Schrock. In his interview with Barrett, executive editor of Credo Magazine, he discussed Barrett’s new … Read More

Founders Books 50% off for Christmas!

Founders Books 50% off for Christmas!

Founders Ministry, an outstanding ministry led by Tom Ascol, is having a Christmas sale (50% off!) on many of their best-selling books, now through Dec. 14th. Here are some of the: By His Grace and For His Glory A Historical, Theological, and Practical Study of the Doctrines of Grace in Baptist Life. Revised and Expanded … Read More

The Erosion of Inerrancy

The Erosion of Inerrancy: Responding to New Challenges to Biblical Authority. By G. K. Beale. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2009. Reviewed by David Schrock The more I read of G.K. Beale, the more I appreciate his work. Beale is a NT professor at Wheaton College, an excellent biblical theologian, a well-established author, and an aspiring gardener … Read More

Whomever He Wills now at Westminster Bookstore

Whomever He Wills: A Surprising Display of Sovereign Mercy, edited by Matthew Barrett and Thomas J. Nettles, is now available at Westminster Bookstore for $21.00 (18% off). Publisher’s Description: In Romans 9:16 and 18 Paul states, “So then it depends not on human will or exertion, but on God, who has mercy …. So then … Read More

Gospel Coalition Interview: The Consequences of Calvinism (Barrett and Nettles)

Over at The Gospel Coalition, Matt Smethurst has posted an interview entitled “The Consequences of Calvinism” with Matthew Barrett and Thomas Nettles on their new book, Whomever He Wills: A Surprising Display of Sovereign Mercy. Thanks to TGC, we are able to also make this interview available here: ****************************** Two years ago a group of Baptist … Read More

On Mission With the Triune God

By David Schrock– Luke’s second book is entitled, “The Acts of the Apostles.”  However, a more accurate title would be “The Acts of the Holy Spirit” because it is the Spirit who is responsible for convicting, converting, and creating the church. Yet, even this title is mildly insufficient, because it tempts us to think that … Read More

Are you for Calvinism or against Calvinism?

[Editor’s note: This review is from the May issue of Credo Magazine, “Chosen by Grace.”] Horton, Michael. For Calvinism. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011. Olson, Roger. Against Calvinism. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011. Reviewed by David Schrock– At the end of 2011, Zondervan published two companion works on the subject of Calvinism.  Church historian and outspoken Arminian, … Read More