A Good Counselor Meets the Wonderful Counselor: David Powlison (1949–2019)

David Powlison’s story stands out in modern debates that ask, “What has Christianity to do with psychology?” Powlison’s life rose to answer this question.

Before becoming a biblical counselor, David Powlison spent four years working in psychiatric hospitals, during which time he came to Christ. Every day he wrestled with the question: What can the gospel say to people with frightening and devastating psychiatric diagnoses? [Read more…]

Warren Wiersbe, Who ‘Married Adventure,’ Completes His Journey

Today news is breaking of Warren Wiersbe’s passing. He went home to be with the Lord yesterday, two weeks shy of his ninetieth birthday.

Dr. Warren Wiersbe (May 16, 1929–May 2, 2019) was a beloved Bible teacher and author of over 150 books. Often called “the pastor’s pastor,” he ministered for many years and in several countries, and for a time pastored the historic Moody Church in Chicago. [Read more…]

When Google Met God: Billy Graham’s 1998 TED Talk

Billy Graham, a titan of evangelism and possibly the most well-known evangelical pastor of the 20th century, passed from this life to his reward last week.

While many will rightly mention his crusades, his relationships with many U.S. presidents, or his friendship with Martin Luther King, Jr., most probably do not remember the surprising time Billy Graham lectured a group in Silicon Valley about the future, death, technology, and God.
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In Loving Honor: 12 Quotes on Evangelism from Billy Graham


This morning the world woke to the news that Billy Graham, arguably the most recognized evangelist in history, has passed into glory.

Born November 7, 1918, and born again at age 16 at a revival meeting, Graham became a household name for his evangelistic crusades. It’s safe to assume that most Christians in America personally know someone who was saved at a Billy Graham crusade.  

By the Lord’s grace, Graham had a formidable influence on the world for Christianity. These facts and statistics, gleaned from his Wikipedia page, give only part of the picture:
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Celebrating the Life and Work of Dr. Tony Ash

Today’s post was written by David Swearingen, a longtime friend and colleague of Dr. Tony Ash.

Dr. Anthony Lee “Tony” Ash, author and narrator of Walking With C.S. Lewis, a new Lexham Press video curriculum, died after a short illness on December 6, 2017; he was 86 years old.
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In Memory of R.C. Sproul: 20 Quotes on the Glory of God

R.C. Sproul, beloved theologian, writer, and pastor, went to be with the Lord in the afternoon of December 14th. He founded Ligonier Ministries in the 1970s to provide theologically rich Christian teaching to people with little or no access to it. Using radio, print, and television media, Sproul introduced many people to the Reformed theology, advocating for a revival of Calvinism among evangelicals. [Read more…]

The Hidden Figure behind Oswald Chambers’ My Utmost for His Highest

How would you like to become a bestselling Christian writer, author of a devotional classic that not only still sells well but actually gets read around the world? The only catch is that the book has to come out after you die. That’s the story of Oswald Chambers and his book My Utmost for His Highest.

And yet without one key, hidden figure in the story, there would be no devotional classic. It was Chambers’ wife, Gertrude—whom he affectionately called “Biddy” (from B.D., short for “Beloved Disciple”).

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10 Thought-Provoking Quotes from Abraham Kuyper

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Abraham Kuyper was one of the most extraordinary individuals of his time. A prolific intellectual, theologian, and politician, he devoted much of his writing towards developing a public theology. His passion was to faithfully understand and engage culture through a Christian worldview. In his view, seeing Jesus as King is foundational to bridging the gap between the believer’s life inside the church and outside the church.

In Pro Rege, Kuyper argues that Christians can only engage culture fully when they realize that Jesus is the ruler of the world. The insightful and challenging reflections found in this volume have great relevance to modern Christians as we wrestle with the same questions Kuyper was in his day. And for the first time ever, volume one of this classic work is available in English. We’re so excited that his stimulating reflections are available in English that we’ve pulled together 10 of his most poignant quotes to share with you.

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John Webster (1955–2016): Surveying a Man and His Métier

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On May 25, 2016, Professor John Webster, one of the world’s great contemporary theologians, suddenly and unexpectedly entered glory. Within hours memorials began to appear. Following his training at the Bradford Grammar School and the University of Cambridge (MA, PhD), Webster took his first teaching post at St. John’s College at the University of Durham. After four years he moved to North America where he spent a decade teaching at the University of Toronto. He returned to England in 1996 with an appointment to the prestigious Lady Margaret Professorship of Divinity at the University of Oxford, which he left in 2003 for the open spaces of Bonnie Scotland. In Scotland he served at the Chair of Systematic Theology at the University of Aberdeen until 2013 when he took up an identical post at the University of St. Andrews.
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In Remembrance: 6 Powerful Quotes from Charles Ryrie

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When I met Charles Ryrie, I had to shoulder my way through the throng of undergraduates just to shake his hand. He had just delivered a lecture during chapel at my little Bible college, and immediately following his closing prayer, the seats emptied and students surrounded him. Ryrie—who was already elderly and had to deliver his talk while seated in a wingback chair—graciously endured the onslaught. When I reached the front of the crowd I realized students weren’t simply shaking the hand of this patriarch of dispensational theology—many were asking him to sign their Bibles.

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