Pastor H.B. Charles Hosts The Fourth Annual Cutting It Straight Conference

John MacArthur, Maurice Watson, Mark Dever, Jerry Vines, Charlie Dates, David Helm, Bryan Loritts, George Zemek, David Allen, Derek Thomas, Romell Williams, Terry Anderson and Hensworth Jonas. These are the speakers at the fourth meeting of the Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference in Jacksonville, Florida, September 19-21, 2017.

The goal of this conference is to train, model, and promote expository preaching. There will be plenary lectures about the meaning and importance of expository preaching, practical breakout sessions on the tools and work of Bible exposition, and worship services featuring faithful expositors that know how to cut it straight.

How To Build a Solid Theological Library

After a decade of Bible college, seminary, and ministry, I’d accumulated hundreds of books. Even so, I rarely had the resources I needed to thoroughly understand and teach a passage.

Simply put, my library was big but weak.

I’ve since learned that building a solid theological library doesn’t happen by chance, and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Here are a few things to keep in mind when building your own library of Bible study and theology resources. And if you’re ready to build a well-rounded theological library in an instant, check out Logos 7 Starter. It’s 10% off through July 19.

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Charles Spurgeon’s Dangerous Mission

This sponsored post was provided by Christian T. George, Assistant Professor of Historical Theology and Curator, The C.H. Spurgeon Library at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. David once said, “There is only a step between me and death” (1 Samuel 20:3). Charles Spurgeon almost took that step many times. His mother, Eliza, gave birth to sixteen children after Spurgeon was born. Half of them died. Diseases like the plague that shut down Spurgeon’s school in Newmarket could have easily killed the preacher …

How to Read 20 Books a Year Effortlessly

Most of us would like to read more great books. We have reading lists a mile long and books that collect dust on the shelf. We know that books help us grow in our relationships, our attitudes and most importantly our faith. But, how do we find the time? Most of us would like to read more great books. We have reading lists a mile long and books that collect dust on the shelf. We know that books help us grow in our relationships, our attitudes and most importantly our faith. But, how do we find the time?
I found audiobooks almost 20 years ago when I grew tired of listening to the radio on my two-hour commute.

Five Great Reasons to Skip Reading Your Bible This Summer

This sponsored post was prepared by The Good Book Company, publisher of 90 Days in Judges, Galatians and Ephesians by Tim Keller and Richard Coekin Summer is here! And we’ve got five great reasons to skip reading your Bible this summer: You’re on vacation! Vacations are for doing fun stuff: road trips, hikes, BBQs, water fights, and yeah, reading. It’s not that you don’t like the Bible, it’s just that after working hard all year, you deserve to relax with something a …

How to Teach Your Kids About Sex

Of all the discussions we have had in our family about sex, probably 95 percent of them have concerned character issues. We’ve had discussions about God’s purposes for sex, the importance of sex and marriage, and why you should wait for marriage before you have sex. We talked about how to avoid situations in which you are tempted, how different types of media shape our thoughts in this area, the types of movies to see and avoid, how to respond when someone challenges your convictions, and many other topics. We have found that the issues surrounding human sexuality, such as self-control and obedience to God, are the foundational character qualities every parent wants to build into his teenager.

So Others May Hear and Live

“So Others May Hear and Live.” This is the rallying cry of every missionary called to unreached and hard-to-reach people groups. And it is the rallying cry for Midwestern College’s Fusion program, which is training college students for that very mission.

How Should Parents Respond to their Children’s Sexual Sin?

This sponsored post was prepared by Russell D. Moore on behalf of the 2017 ERLC National Conference: Christ-Centered Parenting in a Complex World. I recently received an email from a parent who had discovered her teenager in sexual sin, and was wondering how to respond to it as a Christian parent. That’s a good question. Here’s what I believe the gospel commands from us as parents in addressing our children’s sexual sin: We should feel burdened It’s good for parents to …

4 Ways We Go Wrong in Thinking about the Holy Spirit

Who exactly is the mysterious third person of the Trinity? Why does he seem to possess less reality than the Father and the Son? Perhaps we think of the Holy Spirit as a divine force or energy that we can “plug into” for spiritual power. Or as the kinder and gentler—more intimate—side of God. But a person—in fact, a distinct person of the Godhead?