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

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

by Vern S. Poythress

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.  In Truth, Theology, and Perspective, Poythress explains how truth informs and confirms what the Bible teaches. In addition to a theology of objective truth, he explains how it is in… 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 past by emphasizing God’s own command to remember his works and share them with the next generation. Read… 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, 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…

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 facet of society. Drawing on key biblical texts, Vern Poythress explores what acknowledging the authority of Christ means for the w… 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 a more nuanced approach to biblical interpretation that pa… Read more…

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

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 calming of the storm o… Read more…

Redeeming Mathematics: A God-Centered Approach

Redeeming Mathematics: A God-Centered Approach

by Vern S. Poythress

What does Christianity have to do with the study of mathematics? Prolific writer and scholar Vern Poythress offers a startling answer to this perplexing question: everything. This groundbreaking book argues that the harmony of abstract mathematical truths, the physical world of things, and the personal world of our thinking depends on the existence of the C… 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…

Chance and the Sovereignty of God: A God-Centered Approach to Probability and Random Events

Chance and the Sovereignty of God: A God-Centered Approach to Probability and Random Events

by Vern S. Poythress

What if all events—big and small, good and bad—are governed by more than just blind chance? What if they are governed by God? In this theologically informed and philosophically nuanced introduction to the study of probability and chance, Vern Poythress argues that all events—including the seemingly random or accidental—fall under God’s watchful gaz… Read more…


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