This Week’s Sponsor: Unleashing the Word

Note: This is a sponsored post (click here to learn about sponsored posts) I came across Tim’s blog in 2005 when I was doing some research for our recording of Martin Luther’s Here I Stand. The day I connected with Tim, he told me that he had just that day started listening to John’s Gospel from the ESV version of the Listener’s Bible that we had recently published. Not long after that he interviewed me for this blog.  Last month I released …

This Week’s Sponsor: True Church Conference 2010

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True Church Conference is hosted by: Anchored in Truth Ministries The Quagmire of Hyper-Calvinism A quagmire is a difficult, precarious, entrapping position. How could the church of the Lord Jesus Christ find itself in such a place? By misusing the most glorious truths in the Bible, the Doctrines of Grace. Finding Balance In recent years there has been a genuine awakening to the Doctrines of Grace, but …

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This Week’s Sponsor: ESV Study Bible

Note: This is a sponsored post (click here to learn about sponsored posts) Celebrating One Year of the ESV Study Bible By Geoff Dennis, Crossway Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing, Media On October 15th, 2008 Crossway launched the ESV Study Bible to help people understand the timeless truth of God’s powerful, compelling, and life-changing Word in a deeper way. And now, one year later, we rejoice and praise God as we see how the ESV Study Bible is reaching …

This Week’s Sponsor – Banner of Truth

Note: This is a sponsored post (click here to learn about sponsored posts) No matter how you cut it, there’s something different about The Banner of Truth! I knew it 30 years ago when I was working my way through seminary. I knew it 20 years ago when I was pastoring families outside Philadelphia. I knew it 5 years ago when I took over the helm here at Banner’s North American office. And I can honestly tell you – it’s …

This Week’s Sponsor: Crossway

Note: This is a sponsored post (click here to learn about sponsored posts) Proclaiming the Gospel through Publishing: An Introduction and a Special Offer My name is James Kinnard and I serve as the Director of Marketing at Crossway. I help organize our marketing and communication efforts. Crossway’s not-for-profit publishing ministry is fueled by a desire to proclaim the gospel through publishing and see God’s Word applied to every area of life. To that end we publish Christian books, the …

This Week’s Sponsor: Moody Publishers

Note: This is a sponsored post (click here to learn about sponsored posts) Hi, my name is Keith Wiederwax and I work in the marketing department of Moody Publishers. Like you, I’m a reader of Tim’s blog and appreciate his open, thoughtful, and biblical perspective. I hope to follow that same “recipe” here with this sponsored post. My job at MP is to simply make you aware of our books and what need or niche they fill. It’s my hope …

Announcement: The Discipline of Discernment

Several months ago I sat with my wife, discussing future goals and plans. I told her something she already knew: that I wanted someday to begin writing books. Writing runs in my blood and there are few things I enjoy more (though reading would have to come close). As evidenced by this blog, I have a great deal to say, even if I do not always say it particularly well. It made sense to me that I would target three …

Expecting Results

When you pray, petitioning God for something, do you really expect results? Do you pray as one who is already defeated, expecting before you even pray that God will not grant your prayer? Or do you pray with confidence that God hears and answers prayer? Acts 12 contains a wonderful story that shows how even the giants of the faith and the pillars of the church had trouble putting their confidence in God through prayer. In that chapter we read …

Raising Holy Hands

Yesterday I wrote about 1 Timothy 2:8 being the inspiration for the song �Unchanging� which includes the lyrics �so we raise up holy hands / to praise the holy One / Who was and is and is to come.” I said that this verse cannot be used to prove that we are given license to raise our hands while we sing for two reasons. First, the context of the verse shows that it applies specifically to men and second, it …