Rethinking Covenants

Dr. Carol Kaminski

Understanding the Covenants of the Bible

I’ve recently returned from teaching a course on Covenants as part of Regent College’s Summer Program in Vancouver. Understanding the major covenants of the Bible is a helpful way to connect the various parts of the Bible into a whole. To that end, David Palmer and I are currently writing a six-week Bible study on the Covenants of the Bible, which will be available next spring . . .

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CASKET EMPTY in Arabic: Beirut, Lebanon

Dr. David Palmer

This summer I had the remarkable privilege of teaching the CASKET EMPTY material at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Beirut, Lebanon. The CASKET EMPTY timelines and study guides were translated into Arabic in preparation for the trip . . .

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Dr. David Palmer
Reflections on Andy Stanley's View of the Old Testament

Dr. Carol M. Kaminski

In a previous blog post I mentioned that I’ve been listening to Andy Stanley’s sermons where he’s advocating that we “unhitch” the Old Testament from the Christian church. I wanted to pick up on one idea that is worth unpacking further—the question of whether or not the Old Testament was exclusively Jewish . . .

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Dr. Carol Kaminski
I Can Only Imagine

Dr. Carol M. Kaminski

I recently watched the movie, I Can Only Imagine, which tells the heart-wrenching story of Bart Millard, the lead singer of the Christian band, MercyMe. The movie poignantly narrates the story of the writer and composer of the top selling Christian song, I Can Only Imagine. With 2.5 million copies sold, it is the highest-selling Christian single of all time…

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Dr. Carol Kaminski
Reflections on Billy Graham

Dr. Carol M. Kaminski

This past fall I read the book Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. This is the amazing story of Louie Zamperini, an Olympic track runner who ran in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Yet everything changed when he was drafted for WWII and became an Army Air Corps bombardier in 1941. His B-24 plane crashed over the Pacific, and in a remarkable feat of unwavering tenacity and endurance, he and two others survived on a raft. One person finally died, but the remaining two men ...

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Lynley Champion
Preaching CASKET EMPTY at Kenwood Baptist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio

Dr. David L. Palmer

God’s primary calling on my life is as a pastor. God’s Word is addressed to the community of faith. Scholarship should always benefit the life of the church. CASKET EMPTY is a powerful way to help God’s people see the unity of Scripture. Although God inspired sixty-six different books, in three distinct languages, over thousands of years, the Bible is ...

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Lynley Champion
The Call of Abraham and Its Implications for Mission Today

Dr. Carol M. Kaminski

I’ve been reading Rod Dreher’s book, The Benedict Option: A Strategy for a Post-Christian Nation. There is much to be commended in this book, which David Brooks suggests will be one of the more influential books of the decade. Dreher rightly emphasizes the importance of Christian community and spiritual disciplines, especially as ...

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Lynley Champion
Artists respond to God’s promises in Christ

Dr. David L. Palmer

I love to see the beauty that is created when people meet Jesus Christ. Throughout Christian history, the gospel has inspired some of the most beautiful art, music, and literature that the world has known. In our church, we try to value the artistic gifts that God generously gives. One of the ways that we are doing this ...

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Lynley Champion