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The 2nd Edition of The Gospel Is for Christians

Ten years have passed since The Gospel Is for Christians was published in 2010. The burden on my heart during the writing of that book was for believers to grasp and rejoice in the importance of the gospel for the Christian life. The gospel is for salvation and for discipleship. Now, in 2020, a second […]

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“For God So Loved the World” – A Hymn

Using the tune to “This Is My Father’s World,” I wrote a hymn called “For God So Loved the World.” It is three verses long, and the words are below. I was reflecting on truths in John 3, as well as the third-day resurrection of Jesus, and these notions shaped the three verses. They speak […]

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10 Favorite Reads in 2019

In 2019, here–in no particular order–are the top ten books I enjoyed reading: The Case for Jesus, by Brant Pitre Made for Friendship, by Drew Hunter Keeping the Heart, by John Flavel Confronting Christianity, by Rebecca McLaughlin The Imperfect Pastor, by Zach Eswine Hearers and Doers, by Kevin Vanhoozer None Greater, by Matthew Barrett Matthew, […]

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“O Night Most Holy” – An Advent Hymn

Set to the tune of “Be Thou My Vision,” here are the lyrics to a Christmas hymn I’ve written, called “O Night Most Holy.” “O Night Most Holy” For Advent 2019 VERSE 1 O night most holy, Do you hear that cry— Sound of salvation That fills up the sky? Word of the Father Now […]

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I Wrote a Commentary on the Book of Daniel

During the fall of 2018, a new commentary series from Crossway will launch. The ESV Expository Commentary series will be a 12-volume set on the whole Bible, and I was honored to write the commentary on the Book of Daniel (available for pre-order now and soon to be released on September 30, 2018). This volume–number 7–contains […]

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Calming the Storm: Something Greater Than Jonah Is Here

In Mark 4:35-41, Jesus calms a storm. And when you read the story, there are multiple correspondences to the story of Jonah. In fact, the way Mark narrates the story seems to have been influenced by the events in Jonah 1. There are at least eight points of correspondence: The key character gets into a […]

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