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Sproul’s Expositional Commentary on Acts Now Available!

R. C. Sproul’s newest volume in the St. Andrew’s Expositional Commentary Series is now available! Sproul walks readers through the story of the Gospel spreading to the Gentiles by dividing the book of Acts into short increments and examining key themes and background. “This is an expository commentary, drawn from real preaching to a real church in a real world of pain, sorrow, joy, and faith,” Sproul explains.

R.C. Sproul has been pastoring St. Andrew’s Chapel in Florida since 1997. The St. Andrew’s Expositional Commentary Series is a written collection of Sproul’s Scripture-centered sermons over the years. Learn more about the St. Andrew’s Expositional Commentary Series or buy your copy of Acts. 1 & 2 Peter will be available in March 2011.

November 23, 2010 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Book News,News | Author: Crossway Staff @ 11:52 am | 1 Comment »

Linking the Gospel and the Life of the Mind

The gospel inevitably sparks intellectual curiosity and deliberation. Do you every wonder why that is? Why is it that wherever the gospel goes the academy follows? Bradley Green’s book The Gospel and the Mind explores this correlation between the gospel and the mind, and in doing so addresses five theological themes and their relevance to the intellectual life:

  1. The realities of creation and history
  2. The notion of a telos or goal to all of history
  3. The cross of Christ
  4. The nature of language
  5. Knowledge, morality, and action

This postmodern age has balked at incorporating faith or religion into reason, but religion is at the root of any culture that values reason and intellectual pursuits. “A sustainable and meaningful life of the mind,” Green posits, “will prosper and grow only in soil nurtured by a Christian vision.”

Learn more about The Gospel and the Mind.

November 19, 2010 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Book News,News | Author: Crossway Staff @ 6:00 am | 1 Comment »

Video: Köstenberger Discusses “The Heresy of Orthodoxy”

Andreas Köstenberger discusses The Heresy of Orthodoxy (co-authored with Michael J. Kruger) in a recent interview with George Wood. Köstenberger and Kruger’s accessible and careful scholarship not only counters the “Bauer Thesis” using its own terms, but also engages overlooked evidence from the New Testament.

If you’re currently at the ETS, check your schedule for the related papers this afternoon to learn more or stop by the Crossway booth to pick up your copy of The Heresy of Orthodoxy.

November 18, 2010 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Book News,News,Video | Author: Angie Cheatham @ 1:05 pm | 0 Comments »

How Can an Athlete Cultivate Humility?

One way we as athletes can glorify God in our play is by cultivating humility. In Don’t Waste Your Sports, C. J. Mahaney points out this astonishing truth: Humility gets God’s attention (see Isaiah 66:2).

Here’s a profile of the humble athlete:

  • A humble athlete recognizes his limitations. We all come with divinely imposed limitations—limitations meant to humble us.
  • The humble athlete welcomes critique and correction from coaches and teammates. If we’re humble, we realize that we have weaknesses, so we welcome correction. If we’re humble, we know we need to improve, so we want others to show us where and how.
  • The humble athlete acknowledges the contribution of others. No athlete accomplishes anything alone.
  • The humble athlete is gracious in defeat and modest in victory. When the humble athlete loses, he recognizes that his opponents played better, and he sincerely congratulates them on their win. And when the humble athlete wins, there are no excessive celebrations, no inappropriate victory dances. He realizes that victory is a gift from God and is an opportunity to draw attention to God, not himself.
  • The humble athlete honors his coach. He doesn’t rip the coach in private, he doesn’t slouch when on the bench, he expresses gratitude and accepts the role the coach chooses for him.
  • The humble athlete respects the officials. He doesn’t protest a call—even if it was inaccurate.
  • The humble athlete gives glory for all his athletic accomplishment to God. He knows that all of his athletic skill is ultimately a gift from God.

Learn more about Don’t Waste Your Sports.

| Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Life / Doctrine,Sanctification,The Christian Life | Author: Angie Cheatham @ 6:00 am | 0 Comments »

Deciphering the Fallacies of History

Most people love stories. Epic stories of Odysseus, cruel stories of King Henry XIII, and heroic stories of Paul Revere all capture our imagination. Fascinated with stories from the past, history professor Carl Trueman has released his book Histories and Fallacies to explore the writing of history and the common perils that befall it.

There is an old adage among historians that no event in history is so certain that, sooner or later, someone won’t come along and deny that it happened. Deniers of the Holocaust or the death of Elvis Presley are prime examples of this. False histories like these, along with less outrageous ones, inspired Trueman to examine the penning of history and the common foibles that go into it. Issues that plague the writing of history include:

  • Objectivity: personal and cultural influences result in different historical conclusions (e.g., Holocaust denial)
  • Interpretive Frameworks: philosophical or ideological influences (e.g., a Marxist worldview)
  • Anachronism: imposing modern issues and ideas on events of the past
  • Fallacies: unintentional mistakes made by historians

Frustrated by the plethora of historical theory and lack of actual writing of history on the part of historians, Trueman strives to make readers aware of the role they themselves play in the writing of history and the common mistakes to avoid.

Learn more about Histories and Fallacies.

November 17, 2010 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Book News,News | Author: Crossway Staff @ 6:00 am | 0 Comments »