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Happy 500th Birthday to the Reformation

  Several years ago in Germany, I devoted some enriching days to the little town of Wittenberg, south of Berlin, the town of Martin Luther. I’d like to go back one day, but the cheapest tours are the ones we do from our armchairs. In this blog, let’s review the timeline and some bullet points […]

Is the Bible true?

  When people ask us whether the Bible is true, we need to begin with the essential nature of Scripture itself. Second Timothy 3:16 says, “All Scripture is God-breathed.” The older translations use the words “inspired” or “inspiration.” Inspiration is that process by which the Holy Spirit came upon the authors of the Bible (without […]

The Preacher’s Dilemma — Finding Time for Study

  Looking back on forty years of pastoral work, there is one vexing problem I never really solved—the balance between the pastor’s study time and his other duties. Our first and foremost task as pastors is to preach and teach God’s Word, feeding the flock—systematically, thoroughly, biblically, expositionally, and relevantly. Paul commanded Timothy to preach […]