Articles by Guy Waters

Taking Exception

Article by   July 2018
Presbytery possesses the power to instruct one of its members or licentiates not to teach a difference that the court has determined an exception. An exception is, in the eyes of the church, a departure from what the church understands the teaching of the Bible to be. In light of that state of affairs, the church has an interest in and a right to determine whether or if exceptions may be taught in its bounds. continue

Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels

Article by   June 2017
Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels is sure to set a new standard for the study of the Old Testament in the Gospels, and deservedly so. For those who are seeking both clarity in how to read the OT along with the authors of the Gospels, and insight into the particular ways in which the Evangelists handled dozens of text of OT Scripture, ESG will not disappoint. continue

Baptist Foundations

Article by   November 2015
Often overlooked in the recent conservative resurgence in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has been the recovery of ecclesiology and polity in Baptist life. Baptist pastors and theologians have discovered that the doctrine of the church sits not on the periphery but at the heart of historical Baptist reflection on the Scripture. After a century of ecclesiological desuetude, Baptist churches are earnestly attempting to articulate and to implement what they understand to be a biblical understanding of the church continue

Happily Ever After? Thoughts on the Ending of the Acts of the Apostles [pt. 2]

Article by   March 2015
Why did Luke end Acts in the way that he did? The closing verses of Acts 28 serve, in part, to demonstrate Luke's point that the mission of the apostle Paul is a complete one. But in what sense is a description of Paul under house arrest for two years a conclusion to a largely itinerant ministry charted in the second half of Acts? To answer that question, we need to consider one other objective Luke has in concluding Acts in the way that he does. With the completion of Paul's ministry, a once-for-all apostolic foundation has been laid. continue

Happily Ever After? Thoughts on the Ending of the Acts of the Apostles - Pt 1

Article by   March 2015
The ending of the Acts of the Apostles has proven a puzzle, to say the least.[1] In the fourth century, John Chrysostom asked, "But of [Paul's] affairs after the two years [i.e., of Acts 28:30], what say we? (The writer) leaves the hearer athirst for more: the heathen authors do the same (in their writings), for to know everything makes the reader dull and jaded." Chrysostom's reflections are perceptive. He recognizes that Luke has not given readers the ending to Acts that they may want. He also recognizes that Luke is no careless author. The ending of Acts is a work of craft. continue

Kingdom Conspiracy

Article by   March 2015
Scot McKnight, Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church. Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2014. x + 289pp. $21.99The Kingdom of God has captured the attention and imagination of many recent evangelical writers. Even so, nothing resembling a... continue

Paul and the Law

Article by   December 2013
Brian S. Rosner, Paul and the Law: Keeping the Commandments of God. NSBT 31; Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 2013, 249 pp. $24.00./£15.00The apostle Peter famously said that "in all [Paul's] letters ... there are some things ... that are hard... continue

Preaching Like Peter?

Article by   November 2013
Judging from the number of books about preaching churning from the presses each year, Christian ministers are constantly looking for ways to improve their preaching. This desire for improvement is commendable. If we are to grow in grace (2 Pet 3:18), and to fan into flame those gifts that God has entrusted us (2 Tim 1:6), then every minister ought to aspire to grow in his preaching (cf. 1 Tim 4:15). No preacher is so good (or bad) that he cannot be better. continue

Review: Galatians (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the NT)

Article by   March 2011
Thomas R. Schreiner, Galatians (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010) 423 pp. Ours is a commentary-writing age. It seems as though a new commentary series is released every week. A quick check of any major Christian... continue

Introducing Paul: A review

Article by   September 2010
American humorist Mark Twain once wrote a correspondent, "I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead." To explain a matter succinctly without sacrificing depth, penetration, or clarity tests the mettle of any... continue
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