@RTSCharlotte Speakers at @TGC National Conference

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Next week, I will be heading to Orlando, FL to speak at the 2015 National Conference for The Gospel Coalition, April 13-15. This is always a great event that provides an opportunity to hear some great talks, catch up with old friends, and check out the latest books.

I am speaking at 4:30 on April 14th on the topic of “How Do We Know the Bible is God’s Word? Recovering the Doctrine of a Self-Authenticating Scripture.”

Other RTS Charlotte folks are also participating in the conference.  Dr. James Anderson, associate professor of theology and philosophy, will be speaking on Worldview Apologetics .  Dr. Anderson is one of the brightest …

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Seven Essential Lessons from an Evangelical Scholar in the Secular Academy

Thomas Oden

There are countless stories of evangelicals who head off to Ph.D. programs in hopes of becoming a professor and having a positive influence in the secular university environment. This is particularly the case in the fields of biblical studies or philosophical theology. And such aspirations are certainly commendable.

Unfortunately, the outcome of such endeavors is not always as expected. While these evangelicals intend to influence the academy, very often the academy ends up influencing them. As a result, many evangelicals end up abandoning the very commitments that led them towards advanced study in the first place.

But even though academic study has led some evangelicals to abandon their commitments, occasionally …

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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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