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Biblical Typology: How the Old Testament Points to Christ, His Church, and the Consummation

Biblical Typology: How the Old Testament Points to Christ, His Church, and the Consummation

by Vern S. Poythress

How to Study the Old Testament for Signs of Christ  Believers read Scripture to follow Christ and deepen their relationship with him. But since a majority of the Bible was written before Jesus's life and death on the cross, many people rely on the Old … Read more…

Redeeming Reason: A God-Centered Approach

Redeeming Reason: A God-Centered Approach

by Vern S. Poythress

Vern S. Poythress Explains the Laws of Human Reasoning and How to Apply Them in Light of the Gospel Humans use reasoning to understand and order the world around us. We apply this logic in a variety of contexts, from classifying simple objects to considerin… Read more…

Truth, Theology, and Perspective: An Approach to Understanding Biblical Doctrine

Truth, Theology, and Perspective: An Approach to Understanding Biblical Doctrine

by Vern S. Poythress

Study Systematic Theology through the Lens of Truth  There are many themes that flow through and unite the entirety of Scripture, and in his latest ebook, scholar Vern S. Poythress explores the relationship between God and truth.  … Read more…

Inerrancy and the Gospels: A God-Centered Approach to the Challenges of Harmonization

Inerrancy and the Gospels: A God-Centered Approach to the Challenges of Harmonization

by Vern S. Poythress

Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John describe the same events in different ways in their respective gospel accounts, and no responsible reader can simply sweep these differences under the rug. For serious Christians, this raises questions about biblical inerrancy. Can these books be fully trusted? Responding to the questions surrounding the gospe… Read more…

Redeeming Our Thinking about History: A God-Centered Approach

Redeeming Our Thinking about History: A God-Centered Approach

by Vern S. Poythress

Why Is It Critical for Christians to Study the Past? How does knowledge of the past shape Christians' views of God, Christ's redemption, and humanity as a whole? In his new book, Vern S. Poythress teaches Christians how to study and write about the … Read more…

The Mystery of the Trinity: A Trinitarian Approach to the Attributes of God

The Mystery of the Trinity: A Trinitarian Approach to the Attributes of God

by Vern S. Poythress

Classical Christian theism describes God as absolute, infinite, immense, eternal, immutable, omniscient, and simple. These terms for God’s attributes are useful because they summarize what God reveals to us about himself in the Bible. More fundamentally, however, God reveals himself through language that reflects his triune nature. We can thus enh… Read more…

Scripture and the People of God: Essays in Honor of Wayne Grudem

Scripture and the People of God: Essays in Honor of Wayne Grudem

by R. Kent Hughes, Leland Ryken, John M. Frame, John Piper, C. J. Mahaney, Bruce A. Ware, Sam Storms, Vern S. Poythress, Thomas R. Schreiner, Gregg R. Allison, John DelHousaye, Peter J. Williams, Ray Ortlund, John J Hughes, CJ Mahaney and Jeff T Purswell

Scripture is the foundation for all of Christian life and ministry, but in our current age it is being challenged, doubted, and, in many cases, simply ignored. Wayne Grudem, one of evangelicalism's best-known theologians and authors, has worked tirelessly throughout his life to demonstrate the necessity, s… Read more…

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Knowing and the Trinity: How Perspectives in Human Knowledge Imitate the Trinity

Knowing and the Trinity: How Perspectives in Human Knowledge Imitate the Trinity

by Vern S. Poythress

Every human being has his or her own perspective and experiences truth from this viewpoint. Is it possible to discern perspectives that originate from the mystery of the Trinity—from the fact that one God exists in three persons? Once we know from the Bible that God is Trinitarian, we can begin to notice reflections of his Trinitarian character in both gen… Read more…

Theophany: A Biblical Theology of God's Appearing

Theophany: A Biblical Theology of God's Appearing

by Vern S. Poythress

“A theologically rich, spiritually edifying exploration of all that the Bible says about an awe-striking reality.” —Dennis JohnsonEach time God appears to his people throughout the Bible—in the form of a thunderstorm, a man, a warrior, a chariot, etc.—he comes to a specific person for a specific purpose. And each of these temporary appearances—… Read more…

The Lordship of Christ: Serving Our Savior All of the Time, in All of Life, with All of Our Heart

The Lordship of Christ: Serving Our Savior All of the Time, in All of Life, with All of Our Heart

by Vern S. Poythress

Jesus Christ was not merely a human being. He was not merely a famous religious teacher. Jesus Christ is Lord of all. This radical claim from the Bible has profound implications for every area of life—for every person and every… Read more…

Reading the Word of God in the Presence of God: A Handbook for Biblical Interpretation

Reading the Word of God in the Presence of God: A Handbook for Biblical Interpretation

by Vern S. Poythress

Biblical interpretation is typically viewed as concerned with understanding the human author's intended meaning. However, for Christians, the Bible is first and foremost  God's Word and must be understood in that light. Helping Christians approach the Bible with God in mind, this book sets forth … Read more…

Miracles of Jesus: How the Savior's Mighty Acts Serve as Signs of Redemption

Miracles of Jesus: How the Savior's Mighty Acts Serve as Signs of Redemption

by Vern S. Poythress

Christians often view Jesus’s miracles simply as proofs of his divinity. However, as prolific author Vern Poythress shows in this new book, they also serve as “signs of redemption,” foreshadowing the salvation that Christ accomplished through his cross and resurrection. This means that the stories of Jesus’s miracles—like the ca… Read more…


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