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The Counterintuitive Beauty of the Beatitudes

By Timothy Chapman

The Beatitudes demonstrate what it looks like to counter the empty pursuits our cultures value so dearly.read more

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Bavinck on the Christian Life: Following Jesus in Faithful Service

One of the great scholarly travesties in recent memory is that the major works of Dutch Reformed theologian Herman Bavinck (1854–1921)—arguably the best Europe ever produced—languished in the relative obscurity of its native language for 100 years. Fortunately, this is no longer the case, thanks to the leadership and labor of John Bolt, professor of systematic theology at Calvin Theological Seminary. Not only did he make available one of the most indispensable systematic theologies a library can hold (Bavinck’s four-volume Reformed Dogmatics), he...

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The Counterintuitive Beauty of the Beatitudes

No preacher today is likely to open a sermon with a list of aphorisms, but in the Sermon on the Mount this is precisely what Jesus did (Matt. 5:2–12). Maybe it’s because these rich statements—these “Beatitudes”—sound more like Confucius than the Jesus we’re used to—and particularly unlike the theological elaborations of Paul or John—that we simply find it easier to avoid elaborating on them in depth. Or maybe it’s their remarkable clarity that makes them seem so obvious...

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Biblical Foundations for Seeking God’s Justice

Panelists: Thabiti Anyabwile, Voddie Baucham,Tim Keller, Miguel Núñez, and John Piper Moderator: Don Carson Date: April 14, 2015 Event: 2015 TGC National Conference, Orlando, Florida A video of this discussion, along with other audio and visual resources, is available on our conference media page. Subscribe to TGC’s podcast in iTunes or for other devices to get this and other interviews, workshops, and lectures. You can also download the interview here or stream it above. The Gospel Coaltion Podcast is now available on Stitcher.

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