Blog Posts by David Mathis
Thank God for Martin Luther
It was a backwater German town called Eisleben on November 10, 1483—today marks 525 years.
There Martin Luther had his inauspicious beginning. He was born a poor boy, son of a coal miner. And by a strange providence, Luther died…Continue Reading
Luther's First Thesis and Last Words
491 years ago today, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg.
He wanted to debate the sale of indulgences with his fellow university professors. So he wrote in Latin.
But a nameless visionary translated the…Continue Reading
Ordinary Life with Gospel Intentionality
Practicing Politics as Former Fools
Titus 3 speaks a timely word during election season. Paul charges Titus,
Remind [the people] to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid… Continue Reading
Strong Rebuke & Affirming Challenges
Sometimes a strong rebuke is in order. The sin we see in the lives of those we love and lead is so serious that we must respond with intensity. This is the loving way to handle egregious departures from the…Continue Reading
Believing-the-Bible Book List
Rick Love Responds to Piper's Thoughts on "A Common Word"
A Common Word Between Us?
The Virgin Birth
What Is the Hypostatic Union?
Jesus Is Fully Human
Written with Us in Mind
Advent and the Incarnation
Advent is my yearly reminder to sharpen and deepen my understanding of the incarnation. So in this spirit, this is the first in a series of four Advent posts related to the incarnation.
What Is the Incarnation?
The incarnation refers…Continue Reading
Is Tithing Christian?
The Future of Justification for the Rest of Us
Thank God for Matt Lund
Thank God for one of Desiring God's least thanked.
Matt Lund pours himself out to make the Desiring God Conference Bookstore the life-giving source of bargain-priced books it is.
Matt's been working faithfully for DG since 2002. Two years ago,…Continue Reading
A Call to Christology
Jesus’ person and his gospel-work for sinners have been joined together by God himself. And what God has joined together, let no man separate.
Assault on Christ’s person is an assault on the gospel. A compromised Christology inevitably will wreck…Continue Reading
The Jonah Principle
The Author-Story Model
Does God Permit Sin?
Does God ‘Cause’ Sin?
Does God ‘Author’ Sin?
Survival Isn't Always Important
Bethlehem’s executive pastor, Sam Crabtree, gave this insightful exposition and application of Isaiah 7:1-9 at today’s Bethlehem staff lunch. Read and be blessed.
Don't Believe, Don't Last
The seventh chapter of Isaiah reports on a wartime context in which the…Continue Reading