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April 3, AD 33

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Virtually all scholars believe, for various reasons, that Jesus was crucified in the spring of either a.d. 30 or a.d. 33, with the majority opting for the former. However, we want to set forth our case for the date of Friday, April 3, a.d. 33 as the exact day that Christ died for our sins. . . . Continue Reading »

The Hole in Our Gospel

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Kevin DeYoung reviews Richad Stearns’s The Hole in Our Gospel—the Evangelical Publishing Association’s 2010 Book of the Year.Kevin prefaces his review in this way:There are many more positives I could highlight about Stearns and his book than get included in my piece. The nature of . . . . Continue Reading »

Reading the Church Fathers

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Here’s a very helpful introduction to reading the Fathers from Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III, delivered this past week at Together for the Gospel:For more from Duncan, see the interview Patristics for Busy Pastors, where he answers questions like:Why should a busy pastor invest time in reading the . . . . Continue Reading »

The Lordship of the Five Love Languages

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I’m not sure how many version of the best-selling The Five Love Languages Gary Chapman has written. I went to CBD, and here is at least a sampling (I think I caught most of them): The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love . . . . Continue Reading »

We Are Far Too Easily Pleased

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Tristan Carnahan of Desiring God has directed a nice little video playing off of a famous quote from C.S. Lewis:“If there lurks in most modern minds the notion that to desire our own good and earnestly to hope for the enjoyment of it is a bad thing, I submit that this notion has crept in from . . . . Continue Reading »