Category Archives: Biblical Theology

According to Plan (Book Review)

When I was in seminary I distinctly remember something my professor said.  It was an off-hand comment (aren’t they always the ones we remember?), but one I’ve been able to verify over the years.  It was a class on the … Continue reading

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Bible Overview (Book Review)

Years ago I remember hearing Bible teacher R.C. Sproul respond to one of his fans.  The man said he was so thankful for Sproul’s teacher because he made the Bible “come alive” for his students.  Nothing too unusual there.  Gifted … Continue reading

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The Story of the Fall

This is a sermon on Revelation 18:1-24.  Download the sermon outline/commentary and audio. In the end, the ungodly dominant world system will fall. Those who idolatrously participate in and profit from its power, sex, and money will hopelessly mourn its … Continue reading

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From Eden to the New Jerusalem (Book Review)

I clearly remember it like it was yesterday.  My systematic theology professor in seminary, Dr. Howard Griffith, with a huge grin on his face, said in the middle of a lecture, “The coolest subject in the world to talk about … Continue reading

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The Symphony of Scripture (Book Review)

I remember it vividly. Twelve years ago, my pastor, my wife, the academic dean of the Washington D.C. campus of Reformed Theological Seminary, and I were at lunch discussing why I wanted to go to seminary. Back then, my heart … Continue reading

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The Explicit Gospel (Book Review)

Well, I dare say the gospel doesn’t get much more explicit than this! No one can ever say again, “I wish someone would write a book that explains the gospel—the whole gospel—in plain language that I can understand” if he … Continue reading

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Covenant Theology & Eschatology: Back to Basics

My church is currently studying in Sunday School a book called Back to Basics: Rediscovering the Richness of the Reformed Faith, edited by David Hagopian.  It is (more or less) an excellent primer on the basics of the Christian faith … Continue reading

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