A Confessing Community: The Holy Spirit’s Work

A Confessing Community: The Holy Spirit’s Work

In his book on the Holy Spirit, Francis Chan writes of the dissatisfaction that many people seem to face with the church: We understand something very important is missing…. I believe that this missing something is actually a missing someone—namely, the Holy Spirit....
A Confessing Community: The Holy Spirit and Scripture

A Confessing Community: The Holy Spirit and Scripture

John MacArthur has written a book on the Holy Spirit titled The Silent Shepherd. The book is so titled because, in Reformed(ish) circles, the Holy Spirit is often a neglected member of the Trinity. We talk much about the Father and the Son, but comparatively little...
A confessing community: Salvation performed

A confessing community: Salvation performed

Some of the strongest debate within Christianity is the discussion over divine sovereignty and human responsibility within salvation. Sadly, the debate often generates more heat than light and mischaracterisations abound on both sides of the discussion. One critic of...
A confessing community: Salvation preserved

A confessing community: Salvation preserved

The late Eugene Peterson described Christian perseverance as “long obedience in the same direction.” He observed that we live in an instant society, in which results are expected with immediate effect, but that the Christian walk doesn’t work quite that way. To be...
A confessing community: Salvation manifested

A confessing community: Salvation manifested

In August 2017, Kevin DeYoung posted a short article on the Gospel Coalition website titled “I Don’t Understand Christians Watching Game of Thrones.” It was short, he began, “because the issue doesn’t seem all that complicated.” How wrong he was, if the responses have...
A confessing community: Salvation declared

A confessing community: Salvation declared

In responding to his friend Bildad, Job asked the most important question with which a person can ever wrestle: “How can a man be in the right before God?” (Job 9:1–2). While this is a question that many wish to ignore, and many others never really give it any...