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Only the Impassible God Can Help Us Now

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When the imprisoned Dietrich Bonhoeffer reflected on the church’s current state of affairs and the darkness of the Second World War, he famously wrote, “Only a suffering God can help us now.”  There is a reason why these words have become so famous. They feel true. Yet I want to cut against the grain and suggest that the exact opposite is true. God does not suffer, and only the impassible God can help us now.  The Suffering of God in…
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A Review of Christian Worldview by Herman Bavinck
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We live in an era of shifting paradigms. Truths that have seemed self-evident are now crumbling. And we encounter a confusing world of both dogmatism and post-truthism. Since the church has not remained neutral, it often comes under attack for its stances. How then shall we respond? Do we
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Preaching to the Heart

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When it comes to our knowledge of God and His Word, how do we bridge the gap between the head and the heart? This has been a perennial question among God’s people, as many have struggled to make biblical truth more than a mere abstraction in their lives. The question caught the attention of the Puritans in the seventeenth century. As preachers, they were particularly…

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“Origen’s Last Preserved Exegetical Work”: The Gospel according to Matthew
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Ronald E. Heine has skillfully translated Origen’s Commentary on Matthew into English. In his translation, he has refrained from over-filling the work with footnotes—economically citing clarifications or cross references when he deems it necessary. His introduction only takes 31 pages, which leaves over 700 pages of Origen’s words to fill up the pages of this two-volume edition.  That may not sound entirely unique, yet often translations or editions of ancient works have introductions along with notes that threaten to overwhelm the ancient author’s words. This does not happen here. It is Origen’s Commentary on Matthew—not Heine’s…
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A Review of Christian Worldview by Herman Bavinck
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We live in an era of shifting paradigms. Truths that have seemed self-evident are now crumbling. And we encounter a confusing world of both dogmatism and post-truthism. Since the church has not remained neutral, it often comes under attack for its stances. How then shall we respond? Do we
The Merits and Demerits of a Longtime Bestseller
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Here’s an out-of-left-field question for you: which book continues, at the time of this writing, to ride high within the “top ten” of Christian best-seller lists fifteen years after its initial release? If you guessed Jesus Calling by Sarah Young, you’re right. The longevity of this devotional’s success is no

“Origen’s Last Preserved Exegetical Work”: The Gospel according to Matthew

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Ronald E. Heine has skillfully translated Origen’s Commentary on Matthew into English. In his translation, he has refrained from

A Review of Christian Worldview by Herman Bavinck

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We live in an era of shifting paradigms. Truths that have seemed self-evident are now crumbling. And we encounter

Review of The Lord Is One: Retrieving Divine Simplicity

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The doctrine of divine simplicity (DDS) affirms the oneness of God. He is simple, meaning that he is one

The Merits and Demerits of a Longtime Bestseller

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Here’s an out-of-left-field question for you: which book continues, at the time of this writing, to ride high within the
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