The Three Wise Men: Facts or Fairy Tale?

The following is an excerpt taken from Dwight Longnecker's newest release, Mystery of the Magi: The Quest to Identify the Three Wise Men. It’s the night of the Christmas play, and everyone has arrived in his...

Common Grace: A Most Practical Doctrine

It is a doctrine that preachers might make an offhand remark about. They might toss out the phrase in a sermon, leaving it to the congregants to already understand. And for good reason: they received little tea...

The Preacher’s Charge

The following is an excerpt from “Preaching in the New Testament: An exegetical and biblical-theological study” by Jonathan I. Griffiths. This book is part of the New Studies in Biblical Theology series edited ...

Two Questions to Break Despair

Her tears flowed as she told her sad story. Her husband was distant toward her, her children rebellious. They were in debt, and now she was having medical problems. As her story unfolded, I became more and more...

Flexing the Right Preaching Muscle

Preaching is a calling.  It is a skill.  In many ways, it is an art.  Pick up a book on preaching, and you will find a definition of preaching.  John Broadus says in his book On the Preparation of and Delivery ...

How Much Power Can One Book Have?

"The following is an excerpt from a new book by Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby, and his wife Jackie Green, called This Dangerous Book. This tremendous book explores the powerful and fascinating story of ...