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The Surprising Work of God

This book is a history of the relationship between Harold John Ockenga and Billy Graham in the mid to later 1900’s. The author, Rosell, is the son of evangelist Merv Rosell. The Rosell’s were good friends and fellow ministers with both Harold Ockenga and Billy Graham. If you are interested in the history of evangelicalism […]

New Testament Heralds

Perhaps the most seldom used title in the Bible for the minister is “Preacher.”  Though the English word “Preacher” appears four times, one time (Rom. 10:14) is actually a verb, and another (2 Pet. 2:5) refers to Noah, an Old Testament character.  So the title “Preacher,” referring to the New Testament minister is only used […]

The Gospel & Personal Evangelism

I have mostly enjoyed Dever’s writings.  I often fall short of agreeing with things regarding worship styles and polity, but I like his forthrightness.  I want to find good books on evangelism for church and class.  This book falls into the same percentage of like and dislike on my part.  I liked that it is […]

A New Kind of Christian

Though this book was written in 2001, I wanted to read it first before I read A New Kind of Christianity, which was published in 2010 (same publisher and year as Rob Bell’s Love Wins).  A couple books by McLaren was enough for me but we need to know what those who are denying the […]

Every-Member Evangelism

Judson Eber Conant lived from 1867 to 1955.  He was a pastor and evangelist and served as a field representative for Moody Bible Institute in its early years.  Dr. R.T. Ketcham said of him, “I consider Dr. Conant one of the best evangelists on the continent.”  I had never read him but am always looking […]

New Testament Heralds

This article appeared in the Spring 2003 (Vol 13, No. 1) issue of The Baptist Preacher’s Journal Introduction Perhaps the most seldom used title in the Bible for the minister is “Preacher.”  It translates the noun form of the word kerux (kerux) which means “a herald.”  Though the English word “Preacher” appears four times, one […]

Saving Faith

This article originally appeared in the Sept/Oct 1996 issue of The Baptist Preacher under the title, “Why are there pious pretenders in the pews?” In exalting faith, we are not immediately putting ourselves in contradiction to modern thought. Indeed faith is being exalted very high today by men of the most modern type. But what […]