John Calvin's emphasis was upon certainty. He abhorred the way in which Romanism kept people wondering whether or not they were saved. In his Defense of the Reformed faith, p. 256; Eerdmans, Grand Rapids (1958), he wrote: Thus nothing is left but constant disquietude, and slow torture, and … [Read more...] about Assurance
It's dusk outside as I write. There's something about dusk that makes me nostalgic. As a kid, it was the time when you got those last bits of play under your belt before you were called into the house for the evening. You kept throwing that ball until you could hardly see it coming. You missed … [Read more...] about Play Ball!
On Friday, September 11 we held a small celebration in the home of Jay and Betty Jane Adams to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Competent to Counsel. Special guests included: Dr. Mike Spradlin, President of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary Dr. John Babler, Newly … [Read more...] about 50 Years of Competent to Counsel
Question: What empirical evidence do you have that Nouthetic Counseling is superior to other forms of counseling? Answer: Quite frankly, none. Do you wonder at that? Let me tell you why you shouldn’t. To compare Christian counseling with other forms of counseling is to compare oranges to apples … [Read more...] about Empirical Evidence?
Paul was so upset that he didn't bother to begin his letter to the Galatians with the usual salutation. Instead he jumped right into the fray with all four feet! What could have upset him so greatly? Simply this---people were leading the Galatian church(s) astray about the Gospel itself! Now … [Read more...] about An Upset Apostle!