In the Nick of Time

In the Nick of Time
  • Misery: A Response to Old-Earth Progressive Creationism

    January 23, 2015
    In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth . . . [and] there was not a man to till the face of the ground.The doe paused on the edge of the glade, frozen between hunger and caution. Her normal sense of self-preservation was amplified by her awareness (dim but real) of another life...

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  • Start Them Young

    January 16, 2015
    This essay was originally published on April 27, 2012.A couple of events have coincided during the last day or so to bring a question to my attention. That question is essentially, What music should I provide for my small children to listen to? I would like to answer that question by providing gener...

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  • Matt Recker and the Gospel Coalition, Part 9: Summary

    January 09, 2015
    Over the past few months, I have been responding intermittently to Pastor Matt Recker’s evaluation of the New Calvinism, and particularly to his assessment of The Gospel Coalition. What I would like to do now is to summarize my responses and to offer a word of appraisal concerning the larger dime...

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  • Matt Recker and the Gospel Coalition, Part 8: Charismatic Theology

    January 02, 2015
    During the summer of 2014, Pastor Matt Recker published a series of blog posts in which he argued that the New Calvinism is essentially a recapitulation of the New Evangelicalism. The New Evangelicalism was a movement that began during the 1940s, blossomed during the late 1950s and early 1960s, ...

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  • The Mystery of the Incarnation

    December 19, 2014
    The Church confesses the incarnation of Jesus Christ as a mystery. On the one hand He is “the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were ...

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  • Central Seminary Announces New Leader: Matt Morrell Becomes Sixth President

    December 12, 2014
    On the evening of December 7, 2014, the congregation of Fourth Baptist Church authorized its pastor, Matt Morrell, to become the sixth president of Central Baptist Theological Seminary. The church vote was the final step in a months-long process that began when Sam Horn announced his intention t...

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  • Matt Recker and the Gospel Coalition, Part 7: The Clarity of the Gospel

    December 05, 2014
    Earlier this year, Pastor Matt Recker expressed concern that New Calvinists such as Tim Keller are allowing cultural renewal and social action to dethrone the Great Commission. The real thrust of this concern—and of Pastor Recker’s disagreement with Pastor Keller—has to do with the na...

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  • Knowing God

    November 21, 2014
    You hide Yourself from prying eyes, From faithless seekers veil Your face, Conceal Your form, confound the wise, Your brightness dim, though not Your grace.      Shekinah garbed in smoke and cloud,      Invisible to them that peer,   ...

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  • "Give Attention to the Reading"

    November 13, 2014
    This essay was originally published on July 17, 2009.The apostle Paul instructed the young preacher Timothy to give himself to reading. In the ancient world, reading was normally done aloud, and it was often a public activity. Books were scarce, and if you were going to read aloud anyway, why should...

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  • Give to the Max Day

    November 07, 2014
    Give to the Max Day is coming. This event is sponsored annually by Minnesota philanthropists in behalf of charitable organizations such as Central Seminary. It represents a concerted effort for the non-profits to raise as much funding as they can online in a single day. This year’s Give to the Ma...

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