An Open Letter from John MacArthur

From John MacArthur: The highest court in the land has passed its judgment. The headlines proclaim that a slim majority of Supreme Court justices considers freedom of sexual orientation a right for all Americans. This exchange of one set of values in favor of another does not come as a surprise to us who already […]

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Free MacArthur audio book

Each month Christian Audio makes a book available for free and this month’s book is an excellent title by John MacArthur, Being A Dad Who Leads.  This is a perfect book this month for fathers, as Father’s Day is in a little more than two weeks.  If you are a Dad, why don’t you listen […]

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Inerrancy Summit, redux

The Shepherds’ Conference, which was conducted under the banner of the Inerrancy Summit this year, is now over. Because of the pace of most conferences, I like to take some time to go back through my notes after I return to refresh myself with the essential parts of each message.  As I do that, I […]

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Inerrancy Summit, Day Four

The final day of the 2015 Shepherds’ Conference has ended and the conference is finished. Today’s messages were highlighted by the beginning and end — Sinclair Ferguson’s message to begin the day and John MacArthur’s to end the day.  More reflections on the week will come early next week, but for now here are the […]

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Praying in Jesus’ name

To pray “in Jesus’ name” (Jn. 14:13) does not mean that Jesus is bound to answer our requests the way we want.  It is not a set of magic words that constrict God from acting according to His will.  In fact, to pray, “in Jesus’ name” is to request the will of God above all […]

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Shepherds’ Conference audio

All the audio for last week’s Shepherds’ Conference at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, CA has been posted. Because of a funeral I had to do for a family member, I was only able to attend portions of the conference, but from the messages I heard, the ones by Tom Pennington on prayer and […]

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Will God’s wrath relent?

Reading a book like Revelation can leave one overwhelmed by the relentless onslaught of God’s wrath.  Chapter after chapter devastating destruction pours from God’s throne.  It is grievous and wearying.  Will it ever stop?  Will God’s wrath relent?  Will suffering cease? Revelation 10-11 provide some hope for the end of God’s wrath and God’s provision […]

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SBTS Expositors Summit

I’m at the Expositor’s Summit in Louisville (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) with my father this week.  Looking forward to a few days of good preaching, exhortation, and fellowship.  The speakers this year are Albert Mohler, John MacArthur, and Alistair Begg. The Expositors Summit is an annual conference hosted by the Center for Christian Preaching that […]

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As the election approaches…

As the election approaches, there is much discussion about how to think about whether or not to vote and what kinds of issues should weigh most heavily in determining our votes.  Here are a couple more resources (in addition to yesterday’s resources) that are worthy of your consideration as you prepare to vote in 18 […]

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Cultivating a clear conscience

Everyone has one, but not everyone uses it.  Some are transformed by it, some ignore it, and some kill it.  But everyone has it — a conscience. What is this thing that everyone knows, some acknowledge, some follow, and some pervert?  Jerry White describes the conscience as “that part of every person which, willingly or […]

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