New Modern Reformation Video on Islam – "Curious about Islam? Want to dig a little deeper after reading Michael Horton’s article in the July/August issue of Modern Reformation? This is the first of three video conversations that Dr. Horton recorded to help us understand the differences between Islam and Christianity."
Five Features of Preaching in the Book of Acts – "In his book on Acts, Alan Thompson notes five characteristics of apostolic evangelistic preaching (90-99). These five features serve as good models for all types of preaching, both then and now."
The Essential: Faith – "Unlike some terms such as Trinity and theology, the Bible itself provides a clear and concise definition of faith. Hebrews 11:1 says, 'Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.' In other words, faith is a staking of our hearts and minds on a reality that is beyond us, both in time and comprehension. It is ahead of us ('hoped for') and above us ('not seen')."
10 Tips on Solving Mysterious Bible Passages from Sherlock Holmes – In The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Holmes commented to Watson about how to solve mysterious cases in ways that apply directly to studying the Bible. You probably expect Holmes to take the most sophisticated approach to solving mysteries. But what struck me was that these comments illustrate the most basic Bible study principles.
A Biblical Case for Old-Earth Creationism – In your Christian walk, do not put more emphasis on something than the Bible does. The "young earth" vs. "old earth" creation debate is a case in point. The debate one of the most divisive issues in evangelical christianity today. Some even use "young earth" creationism as a test of orthodoxy. Whatever your opinion on the matter, this article illustrates that it is possible to hold a Bible-honoring "old earth" position.