How to Understand the Jordan Peterson Phenomenon

Peterson has stolen the song about order and meaning we Christians use to sing so well. It’s time we steal it back.

So many evangelicals are fascinated and concerned about Peterson because he  exemplifies the kind of popular thought leader our movement has not produced since Schaeffer. Personality alone, though, cannot fully explain the popularity of Peterson. His appeal is due largely to his ability to deliver an inspiring, albeit pseudo-Christian, counter-cultural message for an anxious age.... Continue Reading

Being Apologetic About Jordan Peterson

What in the world are we to do with the likes of Jordan Peterson?

For the uninitiated, Peterson is a Canadian secular depth psychologist who has been making waves over the last few months for his controversial yet articulate stands on social issues, witty advice, and ability to command any room into which he walks (David Robertson provides a good introduction). Peterson appeals mainly to the growing masses of disaffected young men who... Continue Reading

The Gods And Debaters Of “This Age” Die

What is the difference between Moses and Paul on the one hand and the Egyptians, the Greeks, and Hawking on the other?

Moses and Paul knew the difference between passing theories, which Hawking himself revised and that shall be revised again and the truth as it is in Christ. Moses and Paul engaged the theories and philosophers of their day. After all, they were aware of what had been theorized by the various philosophers and scientists of... Continue Reading

When the Unbeliever Departs: The Aftermath

I had to fight the fear of losing my marriage with a greater fear of God.

I had to learn to fight the fear of losing my marriage with a greater fear of God. It might sound strange, to fight fear with fear, but the more I looked to God as my mighty Sovereign, the less I worried about future outcomes. To be sure, there were many days of shaky trust,... Continue Reading

How Christian Faith Led a Single Woman to Defy Chairman Mao

Lin Zhao’s faith led her to embrace communism — then pay the price for opposing it

“Lin Zhao’s story is not easy to read. It has few glimpses of hope and far more despair than triumph. Doubtless, Lian bears secondary trauma from living with it for so many years. Yet knowing Lin Zhao’s story feels essential for anyone who wants to understand the true cost—to mind, body, and family—of steadfast opposition... Continue Reading

14 Women of the Reformation That You Probably Never Knew About

These women were dedicated to the gospel of Jesus Christ, some to the point of martyrdom

“Many of these women were well-educated, especially by the standard of their time. They read theology books, especially the Bible, and anything they could get their hands on from the reformers. Their inner circles of friends were part of long and frequent Bible studies.”   All too often, the textbooks focus solely on the men... Continue Reading

5 Ways Spurgeon’s Metropolitan Tabernacle Cultivated Meaningful Membership

Spurgeon and the Metropolitan Tabernacle remain a model for pastors and churches today

For all of his evangelistic preaching, Spurgeon refused to separate the call to the gospel with the call to be accountable to a local church. Spurgeon once stated, “I would rather give up my pastorate than admit any man to the Church who was not obedient to his Lord’s command; and such a course would... Continue Reading

Turkey Wants to Keep American Pastor Behind Bars for Life

American officials and supporters say Andrew Brunson has been “unjustly imprisoned” under false charges.

“Let it be clear. I am in prison not for anything I have done wrong, but because of who I am—a Christian pastor,” he wrote. “I desperately miss my wife and children. Yet I believe this to be true: it is an honor to suffer for Jesus Christ, as many have before me. My deepest... Continue Reading

3 Reasons Every Christian Needs To Use The Creeds

How the creeds of the Church through the ages provide guidance for us today.

In the creeds, we find a way to worship God with the saints of all ages, hearing the echoes of worship through the centuries. We find a people from all nations, tribes, and tongues worshipping the triune God for the redemption he has purchased in Jesus. We have a foretaste of the new creation he... Continue Reading

C. J. Mahaney Withdraws from T4G

Following Rachael Denhollander’s Sovereign Grace claims, the former SGM president once again says he wants to avoid distracting from the biennial conference.

Mahaney did not participate in the 2014 T4G conference due to the lawsuits against the ministry at that time, and he opted to once again step away from the event he has put on for over a decade with fellow Reformed leaders Mark Dever, Ligon Duncan, and Albert Mohler. “This conference exists to serve pastors... Continue Reading