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Speak to Persuade, Not Only to Rally

By Ryan Troglin

Collin Hansen talks with Russell Moore and Tim Keller about persuading those who don’t already agree with them.read more

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  • Help Me Teach the Bible: Colin Smith on Jonah
  • Speak to Persuade, Not Only to Rally
  • The Righteousness of God: A Lexical Examination of the Covenant-Faithfulness Interpretation

Help Me Teach the Bible: Colin Smith on Jonah

In this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, I talk with one of my favorite Scottish preachers, Colin Smith, about how the book of Jonah reveals the steadfast love and mercy of God. Smith is senior pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in Arlington Heights, Illinois, and teacher on Unlocking the Bible. Topics in this episode include:  ways the book of Jonah is taught inadequately reasons Jonah would not have wanted to go to Nineveh the pagan sailors’ response to the offer of a sacrifice that saves Jonah in the fish&mdash...

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Speak to Persuade, Not Only to Rally

When every new issue seems to drive God’s people further and further apart, the need for Christian leaders who foster united evangelical action is urgent. Not all possess this kind of irenic voice, however. Many thrive at rallying their own troops but struggle to cross camps and speak to those who disagree with them. In this new roundtable video, The Gospel Coalition editorial director Collin Hansen sits down with two leaders who excel at engaging those who don’t already agree with them—Russell Moore, president of...

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The Righteousness of God: A Lexical Examination of the Covenant-Faithfulness Interpretation

Charles Lee Irons, under the supervision of Donald Hagner at Fuller Theological Seminary, has written a dissertation that should have a far-reaching effect. He challenges the common view—one received as settled orthodoxy in many circles—that the righteousness of God should be defined as covenant faithfulness. I think his case is convincing, so I will concentrate on summarizing his argument. He begins by showing the pervasiveness of the “covenant faithfulness” reading in contemporary scholarship. It’s advanced by scholars like J. D. G. Dunn, N. T. Wright, and Richard Hays....

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