Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
Our Children & God's Attributes
11/19/2011 - Jeff DownsA new book you parents, grandparents, those who desire to be parents or anyone else for that matter, will want to read is by Joel Beeke titled Parenting by God's Promises: How to Raise Children in the Covenant of Grace. Lest you think I'm simply trying to push my Presbyterian covenantal perspective here on AOMin check out the following endorsements:
ďTo our great shame, far too many Christians raise their children without much thought as to what makes parenting distinctively Christian. Secular patterns of thought and habit have deeply infected Christian homes, and an antidote is urgently needed. Thankfully, it arrives as Parenting by Godís Promises by Joel Beeke. This is a truly helpful and healthy book for Christian parentsódeeply biblical, theological, and practical. Parents, prospective parents, and churches will want to keep Parenting by Godís Promises close at hand.Ē
- Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Louisville, Kentucky
ďIn an age of pragmatism, Joel Beeke is a drink of fresh, cool theological water. Raising children is about more than just surviving until they leave home; Beeke reminds us that Christian parents must view their roles in the broader context of Godís redemptive work. Our goal must be raising children who, by Godís grace, come to know and follow the Lord who has redeemed us and called us to Himself. This is a daunting task, and parents need all the help they can get. For those desperate to hear a clear, thoughtful, biblical, theological, Reformed treatise on the subject, Parenting by Godís Promises is a valuable read. Ē
- Dr. Voddie Baucham, Pastor of preaching, Grace Family Baptist Church Spring, Texas
This new book on divine simplicity should interest some of you God without Parts: Divine Simplicity and the Metaphysics of Godís Absoluteness, by James Dolezal (a Baptist, by the way). Forward is written by Paul Helm.
And I know I've mentioned this one in a previous post, but it is now available and will be well worth the purchase.
One more, you may want to read this article by Andrew Moody titled "That All May Honour the Son: Holding Out For A Deeper Christocentrism" in the latest edition of Themelios (Nov. 2011).
The Holy Spirit, New Testament Theology
11/11/2011 - Jeff DownsIn March of this year, Greenville Seminary held their annual Spring Theology Conference. The theme was on the Person and Work of the Holy Spirit. I was given permission today to post all the lectures and Q&A sessions. You can access the conference by clicking here. Lectures include "Cessation of the Gifts", by George Knight, III; "John Owen on the Spirit", by Ryan McGraw; "The Person of the Spirit", by Dr. Morton Smith; and 3 Q&A Sessions, among others.
Also, some of us have been waiting all year for G. K. Beal's recently released work A New Testament Biblical Theology: The Unfolding of the Old Testament in the New. Sample pages are located here.
Here is a new book from John Frame and Robert Peterson titled Salvation Accomplished by the Son: The Work of Christ. Sample pages are located here.