Posts by Jeff Downs

Posts by Jeff Downs

Transgender, etc.

“What is a Christian response to transgenderism?”, with James Anderson. Transgenderism: A Christian Perspective, by James Anderson. The Philosophical Contradictions of the Transgender Worldview, by Ryan Anderson. Biology Isn’t Bigotry: Why Sex Matters in the Age of Gender Identity, by Ryan Anderson. What Is the Worldview Behind the Transgender Movement?, by Sean McDowell. “Gender Identity” in A Student’s Guide to Culture, by John Stonestreet & Brett kunkle (David C. Cook), 102-109. “Transgender, Transreality” in Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions…

On Abortion

The Case for Life:  Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture, by Scott Klusendorf (Crossway). Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice, by Francis Beckwith (Cambridge). “The Body Impolitic: How the Homosexual Narrative Demeans the Body” in Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality, by Nancy Pearcey (Baker), 155-192. Conference with Scott Klusendorf on Answering Abortion Arguments. Click here. Standing Strong Under Fire: Popular Abortion Arguments and Why They Fail, by Scott Klusendorf. Debate between…

December 8, 2020

A new edition of Themelios, Vol. 45, Is. 3 is now available here. There looks to be some good articles and book reviews (Dec. 8) The Reformed Form recently had Greg Beale on to discuss his book Redemptive Reversals and the Ironic Overturning of Human Wisdom (Crossway). Listen here (Dec. 4). A new book on the resurrection is available: Raised on the Third Day: Defending the Historicity of the Resurrection of Jesus, eds. W. David Beck and Michael Licona (Lexham…

On Pornography, Sex, etc.

(video) Does Porn Actually Affect You? Yes, the Evidence is Clear, Sean McDowell (7/24/20) (video) Pornography, by Sean McDowell (2/24/14) Wired for Intimacy: How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain, by William M. Struthers (IVP. Pornography: Slaying the Dragon, by David Powlison (P&R Publishing). Chasing Love: Sex, Love, and Relationships in a Confused Culture, by Sean McDowell (B&H). See This interview with Sean (11/22/20). How Can I Overcome Lust?, by Ryan McGraw (RHB). Friends and Lovers: Cultivating Companionship and Intimacy in…

December 5, 2020

Forthcoming: Luke 1–13: The Year of the Lord’s Favour, by Dale Ralph Davis (Christian Focus, Jan. 2021). Luke 14–24 On the Road to Jerusalem, by Dale Ralph Davis (Christian Focus, Jan. 2021). Forthcoming: Both–And Understanding Apparent Contradictions in Christianity, by Ross Cunningham (Christian Focus, Jan. 2021). Here is a short video from Joel Beeke on Love for the Lord’s Day (11/17/20). The State of Resurrection Research: Interview with Gary Habermas and Mike Licona, with Sean McDowell (11/18/20). Just Holcumb on…

On Drug Addiction, etc.

Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave: Finding Hope in the Power of the Gospel, by Ed Welch (P&R). Crossroads: A Step-by-Step Guide Away from Addiction (Study Guide), by Ed Welch (New Growth Press). Blame It on the Brain: Distinguishing Chemical Imbalances, Brain Disorder, and Disobedience, by Ed Welch (P&R). Resources on addiction from Brad Hambrick. Click here. The Heart of Addition: A Biblical Perspective, by Mark Shaw (Focus Publishing). Workbook. The Addiction Connection podcast with host Mark Shaw. Beyond Sobriety…

November 17, 2020

Joel Beeke was recently interviewed on the Equipping You in Grace podcast on the 2nd volume of his new systematic theology. Listen here (11/16/20) Here is part 1 of an interview with Carl Trueman on his new book The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution (Crossway). Listen here to a recent interview with Ryan McGraw on the Pnuematology – The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit. (11/16/20). Michael Kruger has…

November 16, 2020

The 2020 Quakertown Conference on Reformed Theology was held recently, here are the sessions: Man as God Made Him, Ian Hamilton (Nov. 13), Man the Sinner, by Richard Philipps (Nov. 13), The Bondage of the Will, Joseph Pipa (Nov. 14), Amazing Grace, Ian Hamilton (Nov. 14), Man the Saint, by Philip Ryken (Nov. 14), What Is Man’s Chief End?, by Joseph Pipa (Nov. 14). Case Study Designed to Help You See the Importance of Rightly Interpreting the Person, Situation, and…

On Counseling

Caring for the Souls of Children, ed. by Amy Baker (New Growth Press). Seeing with New Eyes: Counseling and the Human Condition through the Lens of Scripture, by David Powlison (P&R Publishing). A Theology of Biblical Counseling, by Heath Lambert (Zondervan). The Biblical Counseling Movement: History and Context, by David Powlison (New Growth Press). Competent to Counsel: Introduction to Nouthetic Counseling, by Jay Adams (Zondervan). The Pastor and Counseling: The Basics of Shepherding Members in Need, by Jeremy Pierre and…

On Systematic Theology

Reformed Dogmatics: A System of Christian Theology (Single Volume Edition), by Geerhardus Vos (Lexham Press). 5 Single Volumes. Reformed Dogmatics, 4 Volumes, by Herman Bavinck (Baker). The Wonderful Works of God, Bavinck (Westminster Seminary Press). Things Unseen: A Systematic Introduction to the Christian Faith and Reformed Theology, by J. Gresham Machen (Westminster Seminary Press). Reformed Systematic Theology, Volume 1: Revelation and God, by Joel Beeke and Paul Smalley (RHB). Reformed Systematic Theology: Volume 2: Man and Christ, Beeke and Smalley…

November 3, 2020

Westminster Seminary Press will be publishing Things Unseen: A Systematic Introduction to the Christian Faith and Reformed Theology, by J. Gresham Machen (Dec. 2020). This book was reviewed by Sinclair Ferguson here. Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary has announced their Spring Theology Conference. The theme of the conference is Who is God? The Trinity, the Gospel, and the Christian Life, March 9-11, 2021. Brad Hambrick has written, Biblical Counseling: Rightly Interpreting the Person, Situation, and Bible (11/3/202). Forthcoming: Hebrews: An Introduction…

October 29, 2020

Check out the recent conference from Reformation Bible College, Always Ready: Answers to Tough Questions (10/3/20) What was the reformation all about? R.C. Sproul answers the question here, and Champ Thornton describes to us How to Teach the Reformation to the Next Generation (10/28/20). Did Jesus have a wife? Christian Askeland addresses this question in a post titled, Closing the Case on the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife (10/28/20). The Truly Presbyterian Podcast had a recent interview with James Dolezal on…