Free E-Book Alert – Blood Work by Anthony Carter

Evangelical Christians often sing and preach about the blessed blood of Christ and the wonderful things it accomplishes for believers. To the uninformed ear, such language can convey the idea that Jesus’ blood had semi-magical qualities. Actually, Jesus’ blood was normal human blood, but the Bible refers to it in metaphorical terms to portray the many benefits that come to Christians because of Jesus’ death. In Blood Work: How the Blood of Christ Accomplishes Our Salvation, Anthony J. Carter traces this theme through the New Testament, showing how the biblical writers used the powerful metaphor of the blood of Jesus to help Christians grasp the treasures Jesus secured for them in His death on the cross. In doing so, he provides a fresh perspective on the atonement Jesus made.

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Gospel Points – Norman Geisler on the Trinity

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I am finally on Spring Break!  So, this will be an incredibly abbreviated version of Gospel Points as I have some serious relaxing and vacationing to do.  This week’s broadcast will feature a question I posed to ask Norman Geisler a few years ago.  At a conference here in Rockford, IL, I had the honor and opportunity to spend just a few minutes one-on-one chatting with Dr. Geisler about the importance of theology.  We spoke about some of the theological debates of the day and even let me ask him about his interactions with Dr. James White and his book the Potter’s Freedom (a response to Geisler’s book Chosen but Free).  He allowed me to record just a quick question for the broadcast so I asked for his thoughts on the importance of the doctrine of the Trinity.  So download this week’s podcast to hear his answer.

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This and That

Are Millennials Selfish and Entitled? – Is it a temptation for every generation to ignore the wisdom of the past, as Rehoboam did (1 Kings 12:8)? Certainly. But it’s also a perpetual temptation for older generations to react to the younger with envy, seeing in them a sign of coming irrelevance and mortality. It is much easier, like Saul, to throw spears at the next generation than it is, like Paul, to pour one’s life into the next generation. – Russell Moore

The Theology of Donald Trump – Trump reveals, in short, that for many evangelicals, the word evangelical means something that many increasingly do not recognize as properly Christian, much less evangelical. Then again, if the working theology of American spirituality is a combination of “moralistic, therapeutic deism” (Christian Smith) and pragmatism (William James), then perhaps Donald Trump is after all exactly the right candidate for the moment. – Michael Horton

Free E-Book Alert – Why Trust the Bible? by Greg Gilbert

The Bible stands at the heart of the Christian faith. But this leads to an inescapable question: why should we trust the Bible? Written to help non-Christians, longtime Christians, and everyone in between better understand why God’s Word is reliable, this short book explores the historical and theological arguments that have helped lead millions of believers through the centuries to trust the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. Written by pastor Greg Gilbert, author of the popular books What Is the Gospel? and Who Is Jesus?, this volume will help Christians articulate why they trust the Bible when it comes to who God is, who we are, and how we’re supposed to live.

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Free E-Book Alert – Answers to Pastors’ FAQs by Howard F. Sugden and Warren W. Wiersbe

Imagine what it would be like to have two highly respected pastors agree to help you tackle every tough situation that you and your church will face in the coming years. That is exactly what you have in this one-of-a-kind resource from Dr. Warren Wiersbe and Howard Sugden. Pulled from decades of pastoral experience, Wiersbe and Sugden provide answers that you won’t find in seminaries—answers that both new and experienced pastors need to know to survive and thrive in ministry.

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