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

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

by Vern S. Poythress

Jesus walked on water. He healed a blind man. He turned water into wine. More than just displays of his divine power, Jesus’s miracles signify something deeper—they’re windows into God’s grand story of redemption, foreshadowing the great miracle of Christ’s death and resurrection. By explaining the meaning and significance of all 26 miracles record… 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

Serious Bible readers all recognize that there are differences between accounts of the same events in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, and no responsible reader can simply sweep these differences under the rug. But can all of the accounts still be reconciled with a belief in biblical inerrancy? Responding to the questions surrounding the gospel narratives, New… 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 facet of society. Drawing on key biblical texts, Vern Poythress explores what acknowledging the authority of Christ means for the w… Read more…

Redeeming Philosophy: A God-Centered Approach to the Big Questions

Redeeming Philosophy: A God-Centered Approach to the Big Questions

by Vern S. Poythress

Who am I? Why am I here? Where do I find meaning? Life is full of big questions. The study of philosophy seeks answers to such questions. In his latest book, prolific author Vern Poythress investigates the foundations and limitations of Western philosophy, sketching a distinctly Christian approach to answering basic questions about the nature of humanity, th… 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

Every time we read the Bible, we’re reading in the presence of God. How should this incredible truth shape how we read? Moving quickly from principle to practice, Vern Poythress helps us rethink how we interpret the Bible by showing us the implications of entering into God’s presence as we study. This handbook outlines distinct steps for practicing faith… Read more…

In the Beginning Was the Word: Language: Language--A God-Centered Approach

In the Beginning Was the Word: Language: Language--A God-Centered Approach

by Vern S. Poythress

Language is not only the centerpiece of our everyday lives, but it gives significance to all that we do. It also reflects and reveals our all-sustaining Creator, whose providential governance extends to the intricacies of language. Writes Vern Poythress, "God controls and specifies the meaning of each word-not only in English but in Mandarin Chinese, Hin… Read more…

Redeeming Science: A God-Centered Approach

Redeeming Science: A God-Centered Approach

by Vern S. Poythress

Many people think science is antagonistic to Christian belief. Science, it is said, shows that the universe is billions of years old, while the Bible says it is only thousands of years old. And some claim that science shows supernatural miracles are impossible. These and other points of contention cause some Christians to view science as a threat to their be… Read more…

Inerrancy and Worldview: Answering Modern Challenges to the Bible

Inerrancy and Worldview: Answering Modern Challenges to the Bible

by Vern S. Poythress

Though the Bible presents a personal and relational God, popular modern worldviews portray an impersonal divine force in a purely material world. Readers influenced by this competing worldview hold assumptions about fundamental issues—like the nature of humanity, evil, and the purpose of life—that present profound obstacles to understanding the Bible.In … 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…

Logic: A God-Centered Approach to the Foundation of Western Thought

Logic: A God-Centered Approach to the Foundation of Western Thought

by Vern S. Poythress

For the well-rounded Christian looking to improve their critical thinking skills, here is an accessible introduction to the study of logic (parts 1 & 2) as well as an in-depth treatment of the discipline (parts 3 & 4) from a professor with 6 academic degrees and over 30 years experience teaching. Questions for further reflection are included at the end of ea… 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, 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, sufficiency, and centrality of Scripture. In his hon… Read more…

Redeeming Sociology: A God-Centered Approach

Redeeming Sociology: A God-Centered Approach

by Vern S. Poythress

Interpersonal relationships are possible for humans because we are created in the image of a Trinitarian God. But if the Trinity is our model for relationships, why is the human condition rife with pain and evil? How are we to think correctly about fallen human relationships and our models for understanding them? Redeeming Sociology advocates a biblically i… Read more…


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