Volume 8 Issue 1

Summer 2023 | 65 pages


In this Issue

Dr. Kenneth McMullen’s analysis of Walter Marshall’s teaching on sanctification is an expansion of a chapter in his recently completed Doctor of Ministry project. The 74th annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in Denver Colorado last November included a symposium on John Piper’s recently published What Is Saving Faith? (Crossway, 2022). The responses were... READ MORE

Themes and Emphases in Walter Marshall’s The Gospel Mystery of Sanctification

Kenneth J. McMullen

How many Christians can describe sanctification biblically and clearly?  Sanctification is the theological term most often used to describe the Christian life, or at least it has been in the past.  Even one who can recite WSC Question 35 from memory may be hard pressed to define it without falling into one of two errors,... READ MORE

Faith and Treasuring Christ: A Review Article

Guy P. Waters

John Piper has long emphasized in his writings the affectional life of the Christian believer. In What Is Saving Faith?, Piper probes the relationship between saving faith and love for Christ.[1] Exploring dozens of passages from the Old and New Testaments and surveying the testimony of leading Reformed theologians, Piper advances the controversial thesis that... READ MORE

A Historical-Theological Response to John Piper’s What Is Saving Faith?

John V. Fesko

Pastor and theologian John Piper has recently published his book, What Is Saving Faith? where he makes the case that “there is in the very nature of saving faith some kind of affectional element.”[1] I am limiting my response largely to historical-theological claims that Piper makes in his book and his recent response to a... READ MORE

Remembering Timothy Keller

N. Gray Sutanto

The year was 2016, and Covenant City Church just had its first Sunday service in the center of the capital city of Indonesia. We began with a core team of about twenty locals, who had been regularly attending bible studies led by our pastoral team. If you asked anyone in that core team what led... READ MORE


The Trinitarian Theology of Cornelius Van Til

Reviewed by: Robert J. Cara

God, Technology, and the Christian Life

Reviewed by: Kenneth J. McMullen

Pastoral Preaching: Building a People for God

Reviewed by: Charles Malcolm Wingard