Michael Haykin on Luther and the 95 Theses
Reformation Day Kindle deals!
Thursday isn’t just Halloween—it’s Reformation Day! Here are a bunch of books that have been put on sale in honor of the birth of Protestantism:
- The Next Story by Tim Challies—$3.99
- Historical Theology by Gregg Allison—$5.99 (this is a steal!)
- Christian Beliefs by Wayne Grudem—$3.99
- Worship by the Book by D.A. Carson—$2.99
- Don’t Stop Believing by Michael Wittmer—$2.99
- Gospel Coach by Scott Thomas & Tom Wood—$2.99
- A God-Sized Vision by Collin Hansen & John Woodbridge—$3.99
- Telling the Truth edited by D.A. Carson—$2.99
- Is Hell for Real or Does Everyone Go to Heaven? edited by Christopher W. Morgan & Robert A. Peterson—$2.99
- Culture Making by Andy Crouch—$4.99
- A Place for Weakness by Michael Horton—$2.99
- For Calvinism by Michael Horton—$2.99
- Unleashing the Word by Max McLean—$2.99
- Preaching & Preachers by Martyn Lloyd-Jones—$2.99
- Bound Together by Chris Brauns—$4.99
- Joni & Ken by Joni & Ken Tada—$2.99
- How to Read the Bible Through the Jesus Lens by Michael James Williams—$2.99
- The Hardest Sermons You’ll Ever Have to Preach by Bryan Chapell—$2.99
Free eBook: Christ-Centered Preaching & Teaching
The Gospel Project is offering a free e-book examining different perspectives on Christ-centered preaching and teaching featuring:
- Ed Stetzer, Editor (LifeWay Research)
- Daniel Block (Wheaton College)
- David Murray (Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary)
- Walt Kaiser (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)
- Bryan Chapell (Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria, IL)
Many people are surprised, and some are shocked, when they hear of my involvement in the charismatic movement years ago.
It began in 1965, shortly after I returned from graduate study in Holland to teach philosophy and theology at my alma mater. Some of my senior students who were preparing for ministry kept talking to me excitedly about their experiences with the Holy Spirit and about receiving the gift of tongues. My first response was profound skepticism, because my only previous experience had been with hardcore Pentecostals whose views of sanctification I deemed aberrant. Soon, however, the sheer number of my students involved in this phenomenon, coupled with their high level of competence as students, provoked me to give them the “philosophy of the second glance.” I also saw reports that tongues-speaking was breaking out in mainline denominations such as the Presbyterian, Methodist, Episcopalian, and Lutheran churches. Reports of outbreaks at Notre Dame and at Duquesne University also piqued my curiosity.
I’m part of the Nintendo generation, but if I’m being honest I prefer LEGO’s. Churches would be far more healthy if they were backwards compatible. The gospel is timeless. Yes, some of our methods for delivering the message of the gospel has to change with the culture. But at the end of the day while the gospel is able to make it’s home in any culture, it is ultimately transcultural. Centering a church on the glory of God isn’t something that you’ll need to change with a new pastor.