Posts by Jeff Downs

Posts by Jeff Downs

On Social Justice, Critical Race Theory, etc.

By What Standard? God’s World…God’s Rules, ed. Jared Longshore (Founders). The Statement on Social Justice & the Gospel. Defining Social Justice, by Voddie Baucham. Social Justice – The Rise of America’s New Religion. Cultural Marxism, by Boddie Baucham. An Exegetical & Historical Examination of the Woke Church Movement, by James White. Critical Race Theory, by Lane Keister.

Church History

2000 Years of Christ’s Power, 4 Volumes. Nick Needham (Chrisistian Focus). (audio) Church History Course, with James White.

On Satan & Spiritual Warfare

Our Ancient Foe: Satan’s History, Activity, and Ultimate Demise, ed. Ronald Kohl (P&R). Fighting Satan: Knowing His Weaknesses, Strategies, and Defeat, by Joel Beeke (Reformation Heritage Books). Against the Darkness: The Doctrine of Angels, Satan, and Demons, by Graham Cole (Crossway). What is Spiritual Warfare?, by Stanley Gale (P&R). Spiritual Warfare: A Biblical and Balanced Perspective, by Brian Borgman & Rob Ventura (Reformation Heritage Books). Satan Cast Out: A Study in Biblical Demonology, by Frederick Leahy (Banner of Truth).

On the Trinity

The Mystery of the Trinity: A Trinitarian Approach to the Attributes of God, Vern Poythress (P&R) Our God is Triune: Essays in Biblical Theology, ed. Michael R Burgos Jr (Church Militant Publications). The Forgotten Trinity: Recovering the Heart of Christian Belief, James White (Bethany) The Essential Trinity: New Testament Foundations and Practical Relevance, eds. Brandon D. Crowe & Carl R. Trueman (P&R)

On Worship

Does God Care How We Worship?, Ligon Duncan (P&R) (audio) Theology of Worship, with Dr. J. Ligon Duncan. (audio) The Call to Worship and Benediction with Camden Bucey and Glen Clary.

On Abuse (Domestic & Sexual)

Is It Abuse?: A Biblical Guide to Identifying Domestic Abuse and Helping Victims, by Darby Strickland. (P&R) The Creaking on the Stairs: Finding Faith in God Through Childhood Abuse, by Mez McConnell (Christian Focus) (audio) “What to Do When You Are Abused By Your Husband: A Biblical Perspective”, with Bill Shishko. What To Do When You are Abused by Your Husband: A Biblical Perspective, by Robert Needham. On Guard: Preventing and Responding to Child Abuse at Church, by Deepak Reju…

On the Bible

Scripture Alone: Exploring The Bible’S Accuracy, Authority And Authenticity, James White (Bethany) (Audio) The Origin and Authority of the New Testament Canon, with Michael Kruger. Who Chose the Gospels?: Probing the Great Gospel Conspiracy, by Charles E. Hill (Oxford University Press). The Inspiration and Authority of the Bible (Paperback Edition), Benjamin Warfield (P&R)

Emotions

B.B. Warfield on “The Emotional Life of our Lord”. For an audio version click here. With All Your Heart: Orienting Your Mind, Desires, and Will toward Christ, Craig Troxel (Crossway) Reconstructing the Heart: Towards a Theology of Emotion, Jason Garwood (Cross & Crown Books) Feelings and Faith: Cultivating Godly Emotions in the Christian Life, Brian Borgman (Crossway) For resources from CCEF on emotions Click here.

August 1, 2020

Robert Plummer introduces us to a new Greek Grammar in this video. There are many other free resource that go along with the book at https://www./beginninggreek.com. Make sure you check out this excellent discussion on the Call to Worship and the Benediction with Camden Bucey and Glen Clary. John Cooper of the band Skillet was on James White’s The Dividing Line. Listen in or watch. Does church membership matter? P.J. Tibaya says it does here. Frank Turek discusses The Mike…

Apologetics

Against All Opposition: Defending the Christian Worldview, by Greg Bahnsen (American Vision). Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christians Convictions, by Greg Koukl (Zondervan). (audio) Christians Apologetics, with James Anderson. Why Should I Believe Christianity?, by James Anderson (Christian Focus). (audio) Introduction to Apologetics with K. Scott Oliphint. (audio) Introduction to Apologetics with William Edgar. Polemics with James White.

July 29, 2020

Two new books, one on the Westminster Confession and one on the Westminster Shorter Catechism is available: Bible Truth Explored: Searching the Scriptures with the Shorter Catechism, by Murdo A.N. Macleod. Here is a sample. And Our Faith: Understanding Scripture with the Westminster Confession, by Matthew Vogan and Catherine Hyde. Here is a sample. Introducing the new Creation Theology Society. What Does God Say to Those Who Struggle with Addiction? Listen to Mark Shaw discuss this topic. Pro-Choicer Thinks Jesus’…

July 28, 2020

Is it wrong to think you are right? Greg Koukl doesn’t think so. Click here to find out why? This statement was posted back in June. It’s a joint statement between Westminster Seminary and Dr. K. Scott Oliphint. Polemics is a strong verbal attack on someone or something.  Should pastors be involved in polemics? This is the question that Jonathan Master and James  Dolezal discuss in the July 27, 2020 A Place for Truth podcast. Here is an interview that…