Faith

Do the Gospels Borrow from Pagan Myths?

Connections between pagan practices and later patterns in Christian worship or holiday celebrations may be interesting—but these links have nothing to do with whether New Testament accounts of the life of Jesus are historically accurate.

3 Foundational Truths to Fight Our Fears

Wherever you find fearful people in Scripture you repeatedly find God’s response, “Do not fear!” or “Don’t be afraid!”

How Do We Process the Scariest Passage in All of Scripture?

For the true Christian, the question is not “Am I perfect?” (Christ’s imputed righteousness has already met that need), but “Do I know Jesus?” Or better still, “Does Jesus know me?”

Our Groaning Joy

The people of God are living “in this hope”—the time between the advents of Christ when our joy is mingled with the countless “groanings” associated with a fallen world.

Did Jesus Ask Us to Hate Our Family?

Shocking words. Words that may strike us as harsh on the surface. But what did he mean?

What Does the Death of Cultural Christianity Cost?

To lament the decline of cultural Christianity is to lament not simply the loss of a Christian consensus, but the loss of the social capital born of common grace that secular society was borrowing from.

If Justification Is Once-for-All, Why Do I Need to Keep Repenting?

Praying “Forgive us our debts” isn’t just a duty we have as sinners; it’s a privilege we have as sons.

Do You Have Enough Faith to Be Kind?

When we fail to be kind to brothers and sisters in Christ, we are failing to trust God in some way, perhaps his power to change hearts or the sufficiency of his Word.

Episode 34: Adam Dooley discusses joyful friendship & preparing for life’s storms.

Dr. York sits down with Adam Dooley (senior pastor, Englewood Baptist Church in Jackson, TN) to discuss joyful friendship & preparing for life’s storms.

Episode 31: Heath Lambert discusses his testimony and the power of grace.

On this special LIVE episode of Pastor Well, Dr. York sits down with Heath Lambert (author, pastor of First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL) to discuss his testimony and the power of grace.

How church history will help you defend the faith

John of Damascus (676-749) is a model for how rich theology fuels Christian evangelism.

Episode 28: Don Whitney discusses the unforgivable sin and encouraging doubting believers

Dr. York sits down with Don Whitney (author, Personal Spiritual Disciplines; associate dean and professor of biblical spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) to discuss the unforgivable sin and encouraging doubting believers

Why we need the book of Revelation right now (and always)

The Christ who died and lives forever and ever tells Christians to Fear Not.

4 things every pastor needs to know about doubt

May we speak slowly and listen carefully, so that many souls be preserved by churches who abide by patient peacemaking.