In the Nick of Time

In the Nick of Time
  • 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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  • Matt Recker and The Gospel Coalition, Part 6: Knowledge and Certainty

    October 31, 2014
    Earlier this year, Pastor Matt Recker from Heritage Baptist Church in New York City authored a series of blog posts dealing with “New Evangelicalism and the New Calvinism.” The past several issues of In the Nick of Time have interacted with Pastor Recker’s posts, expressing both agreement and dis...

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  • Matt Recker and The Gospel Coalition, Part 5: Inerrancy and Creationism

    October 24, 2014
    The foundational documents of The Gospel Coalition clearly articulate a commitment to the historic, orthodox understanding of biblical inerrancy. Nevertheless, one of the cofounders of TGC, Tim Keller, has positioned himself to defend at least some versions of theistic evolution and progressive ...

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  • Intermission: Doings at Central Seminary

    October 17, 2014
    The past four issues of In the Nick of Time have begun an extended series of reflections upon Pastor Matt Recker’s evaluation of The Gospel Coalition. I have a bit more to say about that, but for the moment it is worth pausing to talk about some of the goings-on at Central Baptist Theological Se...

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  • Matt Recker and The Gospel Coalition, Part Four: In All That It Affirms

    October 10, 2014
    Faced with numerous denials of inerrancy from professing evangelicals, theologians and church leaders gathered in 1978 to form the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy. Meeting at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago, the new organization adopted a statement that attempted to explain th...

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