Author Archives: Charles

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Isaiah: God Saves Sinners

Our needs go deeper than the remedies on sale in the marketplace of ideas today. Whether you are a believer or an unbeliever, wouldn’t you agree that the ‘solution of the riddle of life in space and time lies outside space and time?’

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Genesis: A Commentary

As you read the biblical book of Genesis and use a tool such as Waltke’s commentary, you will have a much greater appreciation for God’s covenant faithfulness, a better feel for God’s sovereignty and man’s responsibility, and God’s universal and mediatorial Kingdoms in which he blesses the nations.This commentary should be in your library and at the top of the list for Genesis.

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How is the Church to be in the World but Not of it?

The framework for the church to be in the world but not of it requires knowing the Word, knowing what we believe and why, and knowing the transforming effect truth is to have upon our lives. Included in the framework is the need to understand the world–not only to keep ourselves unspotted from the world, but also to know how to better communicate God’s truth in this world. Still, through my study, experience, and analysis I have a number of concerns about the church’s current involvement in our world.

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Day by Day with Jonathan Edwards

J. I. Packer, noted for his love and appreciation for the Puritans, wrote, “These are wonderful in the way that all good devotionals are-that is, they enlarge your sense of God’s greatness, goodness, and closeness to you, and so make you praise and pray. I am sure the readers will be greatly energized by them in faith and hope and love.”

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The Westminster Handbook to Evangelical Theology

This book is part of The Westminster Handbooks to Christian Theology series.It is written for scholars and students who study topics of theological significance. Olson writes about people, organizations and controversial subjects related to evangelical theology. It is concisely and clearly written. It will be an easy handbook to use.

A Senior’s Ministry and Retirement

Christian Education and Publications is beginning to fulfill an earlier assignment by the General Assembly to develop a program of ministry around senior citizens. They are the fastest growing segment of our population. For example, in 2000 there were 70,000 centenarians in the U.S. One year later the number jumped to 100,000 and by 2050 it is projected to reach 834,000.

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Lost In the Middle, Midlife and the Grace of God

Though Lost In the Middle, Midlife and the Grace of God deals with that nebulous idea of midlife crisis, whenever that might occur, it has a powerfully challenging message. The material lends itself to valuable small group material for fruitful study and exchange.

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I Peter

Reflects both a grasp of the historical, but also has fresh ideas for us today. Just as there is great danger in using only commentaries from the past or only using the latest and most modern, continuity of the past and present works coming together is important.