My credobaptist brethren need not fear what I’m about to say: Peter J. Leithart shows us what it means to apply the Ten Words Christologically (notwithstanding his unseemly habit of calling unregenerate babies “Christians”).
Simply put, Carl F. H. Henry is the greatest theological mind the Baptists have ever known.
Maybe we’re fooling ourselves with all our talk of exegeting the culture. Maybe what’s really happening is not cultural engagement, but just good ‘ol fashioned cultural assimilation.
It’s very short and accessible, and as a whole, very good. Wesley Hill is a gifted communicator; he is easy to read and winsome in his presentation.
Here's a list of the best books I read this year.
If ethics deals with the practices and behaviors and dispositions of “man,” then the question of his ontology is paramount. “What man is” determines “what man ought to do,” and one can make no sense of either consideration if man is abstracted from God.
Don’t presume that you are beyond succumbing to her invitations just because you may reject outright these explicit proverbs of Folly. She invites you implicitly and undercover.
There is a tremendous weight of responsibility on churches, then, to wield the keys of the kingdom of heaven with care and responsibility. We dare not be callused or flippant with them, and we dare not refuse to use them.