Unless Genesis 1:1 is true, then we will have problems convincing anyone that there is a problem with sin and a need for redemption.
Something can be true, yet we can decide as pastors that our congregations are not ready to act tomorrow in a way they might be ready to act in a year.
In order for the gospel to have a functional centrality it must be connected to areas where people live their lives.
If I want a Christianity that is authentic, real, textured, and alive, can I possibly have that within the narrow constraints of a structured system of doctrine?
The entire structure of Christian truth is now under attack by those who would subvert Christianity’s theological integrity.
We are justified by faith alone, but a justifying faith produces Christians who look more and more like the God they worship.
The quest for unity around personalities and preachers . . . is never lasting, although it may seem to have short-lived success.
Our love for the gospel is most clear when we delight to see it prosper . . . when other people will be viewed as the human agents of its success.
Salvation is of grace, from beginning to end.
Behind the centrality of expositional preaching is the assumption of the authority and truthfulness of God’s Word.
I want to approach the topic of application slightly differently: not only are there different kinds of hearers, there are also different kinds of application.
My greatest fear for the removal of authoritative preaching from the congregation is that the Scriptures themselves will cease to be treated as authoritative.
I am convinced that the complementarian position will strengthen the church in her God given-role to proclaim and protect the gospel.
In this new gospel, the great “evils” to be redressed do not call for any fundamental change of direction in the human heart.