What Are Some Popular Misconceptions about Angels?

This is a post by guest author Lindsay Kennedy.

In previous posts, we drew from Michael Heiser’s Angels to understand what the Bible tells us about angels. We saw that caring about angels does not make one a fanatic. We also learned that angels are immaterial members of God’s heavenly host who are also involved in governing the world. However, there are many misconceptions and myths about angels out there. [Read more…]

Why Luther’s 95 Theses Start with a Critique of a Bible Translation

This week we are celebrating the 501-year anniversary of the Reformation, discounting many Reformed resources and featuring Reformation excerpts and reflections on the blog.

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The first of Luther’s famous 95 Theses—whose 501st anniversary we celebrate this week—is a critique of an erroneously translated phrase in Jerome’s translation of Matthew 4:17. In English we know this as, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Luther wrote in Thesis 1: [Read more…]

Read Holy Writings with Ancient Eyes (Free Book)

Reading Scripture with the early Church fathers draws us deeper into the joys of meeting Christ in his word.

For just a few more days, you can get Ancient Christian Devotional: A Year of Weekly Readings: Lectionary Cycle A for free. [Read more…]

A Personal Word on the Preaching the Commentary Series

In a previous post, I shared an excerpt from the preface to the Preaching the Word Commentary Series, edited by Dr. R. Kent Hughes.

I want to follow up with a personal word about Dr. Hughes and his approach to preaching.

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Romans 7 and the Bondage of the Will

This week we are celebrating the 501-year anniversary of the Reformation, discounting many Reformed resources and featuring Reformation excerpts and reflections on the blog.

Enjoy this excerpt from Luther’s Bondage of the Will, part of the Martin Luther collection—66% off for a limited time. [Read more…]

Save on Luther, Calvin, Edwards, and More

To celebrate the 501st anniversary of the Reformation, we’re slashing prices on tons of Reformed resources.

From forefathers of the Reformation like Augustine and Wycliffe to modern Reformed writers like Richard Muller, the sale features some of the greatest theologians ever to set pen to paper.

This deal ends midnight on October 31, so check out these resources and more while you can. [Read more…]

Flash Sale Continues: Save on IVP and Crossway Series

When scholarly pastors and pastoral scholars get together, good things happen.

Specifically, the IVP New Testament Commentary Series happens.

And now through October 27, you can save 50% on the IVP Reference Bundle (41 vols.), which includes: [Read more…]

What’s the True Cost of Bad Biblical Interpretation?

Prooftexting. Eisegesis. Missing the cultural setting. Taking passages out of context.

Common hermeneutical missteps can have big effects on your faith and your church. Just ask Hymenaeus or Philetus, whose teaching Paul rails against in 2 Timothy 2:17. [Read more…]

3 Truths and a Myth about Angels

This is a guest post by Lindsay John Kennedy.

Although many popular misconceptions exist, the Bible tells us quite a bit about angels. It may not answer all our questions, but what it says, it says clearly.

In this post, we draw from Michael Heiser’s Angels: What the Bible Really Says about God’s Heavenly Host to learn how the Bible speaks about angels, starting with a common misconception about the term “angel.” [Read more…]

4 Truths for the Overly Responsible, Crazy Busy

If you’ve ever told yourself you should be doing more, you may be right.

Or you may have too high a view of yourself.

In this excerpt from Crazy Busy, free this month on Faithlife Ebooks, Kevin DeYoung provides four thoughts to help the overly responsible.

It is adapted from a chapter titled, “The Terror of Total Obligation.” [Read more…]