Kevin DeYoung and Andrew Peterson at RTS Charlotte

Kevin DeYoung

Last night RTS Charlotte hosted its biannual vision banquet with speaker Kevin DeYoung and musician Andrew Peterson.  It was a very special event with a great turnout and a focus on raising funds for student scholarships. I am so grateful for everyone who participated.

Kevin, as most readers know, is the senior pastor of University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan and the author of numerous books, most recently Taking God at His Word, Crazy Busy, and The Hole in Our Holiness. He spoke on 7 reasons why he loves seminaries, and 3 reasons why he loves RTS in particular.  It was a perfect address for the …

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A Fantastic New Book for Women

Walking with God

Being a mom is not easy.  It is a whirlwind experience filled with exhilaration and joy on the one hand, and exhaustion and challenges on the other. There are days when a mom finds deep satisfaction in her new role as a parent, and there are other days when she doesn’t know if she can go on.

During times like this, it is critical that a mom find her joy and her assurance in a stable place that cannot be shaken.  And that is found in her relationship with Jesus Christ.

For this reason, I am very excited that this week my wife Melissa’s new book was released, Walking with

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How Is the Authority of the New Testament Being Attacked Today (and What Can We Do About It)?

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I recently spent some time in Chattanooga speaking to various groups about the authority of Scripture.  I spoke to college students from RUF at the University of Tennessee (Chattanooga) and Covenant College about “Five Misconceptions about the Origins of the New Testament.”

Then I spoke to Alternate Seminary on “How Do We Know the Bible is God’s Word?”  Alternate Seminary is doing some great work training African American pastors and leaders. Here is a twitter post from my visit there:

Then I gave two lectures …

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Is the God of the Old Testament a Moral Monster? An Interview with Dick Belcher

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One of the most common objections to biblical authority is that the God of the Bible is guilty of committing immoral acts. God appears to advocate, endorse, and even commit acts that are normally seen as morally questionable. The classic example is the command to the Israelites to wipe out the Canaanites as they enter into the promised land.

In fact, it is the question of whether God endorses genocide that features heavily in the objections of atheist Richard Dawkins in his book The God Delusion (Mariner Books, 2008). It is also a prominent theme in Peter Enns’ book, The Bible Tells Me So (HarperOne, 2014). See my review of …

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