A Bit of Baseball History

Four cracks of the bat and history was made on June 15, 1947. It happened in the small mill town of Lindale, Georgia. Lindale was founded in the late 1800’s as a cotton mill town, and the Pepperell Dragons baseball team was the pride of the area. The sun beat down on...

The Atonement and the Resurrection

From my new book, The  Atonement:  A  Biblical,  Theological,  and  Historical  Study  of  the  Cross  of  Christ (Nashville: B&H Academic, 2019): The atonement of Christ is inextricably linked with...

The Atonement as Substitution

The Atonement as Substitution — Excerpt from my The Atonement: A Biblical, Theological, and Historical Study of the Cross of Christ (Nashville: B&H Academic, 2019), 197–98 As Easter Sunday approaches, today we consider the nature of the atonement as a...

United or Untied? The Need for Church Unity

Who is the most important member of your church? Who is the least important member? Hold that thought. Two words “united” and “untied” have exactly the same letters. Transpose the middle two letters and you can go from united to being untied. The key is the position...

Advice for Young Preachers (and Old Ones Too!)

In his book, Design for Preaching (1958), Henry Grady Davis offers some sage advice for young preachers (and old ones too!). Here are some of his nuggets. The preacher has only so much time for preparation, and it is never enough time. If he devotes too much time to...

Excerpt from My New Book on the Atonement!

The atonement is linked to its application, but we must be careful not to conflate the extent with the application. As Shedd correctly states, The expiation of sin is distinguishable from the pardon of it. The former, conceivably, might take place and the latter not....