Month: July 2018

Panel Hosted by Mark Dever & Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Discusses the Church’s Role in Politics


The Southern Baptist Convention’s current condition and how churches should engage politics were topics of conversation at this year’s 9Marks evening events, June 11-12, in Dallas.

Mark Dever moderated both 9Marks events, hosted with Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dever is the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., and president of 9Marks, an organization dedicated to helping foster church health. The events, which started at 9 p.m., were held in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting.

Dever interviewed Jonathan Leeman, editorial director for 9Marks, Monday June 11 to discuss Leeman’s new book, “How the Nations Rage: Rethinking Faith & Politics in a Divided Age.” Leeman’s book seeks to show that the church cannot be religiously neutral in the realm of politics.

“Not only should we not do that, we can’t do that,” Leeman said. “That’s impossible.”

Both Dever and pastors in attendance had the opportunity…

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PILLARS OF GRACE – Steven J. Lawson (2011)

Veritas et Lux

Pillars of Grace by Steven J. Lawson is the second installment in his series, A Long Line of Godly Men.  In volume one, Lawson walked readers through every book of the Bible and demonstrated how the doctrines of grace emerge on every page of Scripture.

Volume two also alerts readers to the precious doctrines of grace.  However, this volume shows how these God-centered doctrines emerge in the writings of the early apologists, church fathers, medieval theologians, and the Protestant Reformers.

The author quickly reveals his purpose for writing at the outset: “As we trace this long line of godly men from the first century to the sixteenth century, may the Lord use these pages to raise up new messengers who will sound the trumpet of His distinguishing grace.  In this hour, may He prepare a new generation of renewed minds and passionate hearts to proclaim these glorious truths of…

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I Am Filled with God’s Power


In our current series at Eastbrook Church, “Who Am I?“, we are exploring biblical answers to questions about our identity as human beings. This past weekend I concluded the series by looking at how the Holy Spirit anchors our identity in God, connects us to a broader family, and sends us out with a new sense of mission.

You can view the message video and an expanded sermon outline below. You can follow the entire series at our web-site, through the Eastbrook app, or through our audio podcast.

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