Daily Archives: 29 Aug 2017

Why Are Mega-Church Pastors so ‘Successful’ And Have Such Large Audiences?

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and … Continue reading

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Texas Needs Help

This is a map of people awaiting help……  Each marker indicates from 1-100 people… via facebook…

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7 Glimpses into the Most Remote and Pristine Ancient Sites of Christianity: A Q&A with Dr. Mark Fairchild

Originally posted on Hendrickson Publishers Blog:
In a region where most artifacts remain in the field, the enormous work of documenting and analyzing the early history of Christianity is open to original research. Often the first scholar to reach isolated…

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My Problem With the ‘Nashville Statement’

First, no one who knows me would ever mistake what follows as approval of, tacitly or implicitly, anything other than traditional marriage.  That’s just who I am and I won’t apologize for it. Second, nonetheless I could never sign something … Continue reading

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The Bee Stings Osteen’s Luxurious Indifference

Although Joel Osteen took flak over the weekend for closing up his church to flood victims and all but disappearing during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the megachurch pastor reportedly returned to the city on his luxury yacht “S.S. Blessed” … Continue reading

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Did Joel Osteen’s ‘Church’ Flood As He Claimed?

Decide for yourself.

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This Is What Happens When People Are Taught False Doctrine. This is Why Theology Matters

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The Waldensians and the Lutheran Reformation

NZZ has a fine essay this morning– Die Geschichte der Reformation beginnt strenggenommen nicht erst mit der Veröffentlichung von Martin Luthers Thesen 1517. Schon Jahrhunderte vorher gab es Bewegungen, die versuchten, die katholische Kirche zu verändern. Einige blieben wie jene … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Τεκνία, μὴ ἀγαπῶμεν λόγῳ μηδὲ τῇ γλώσσῃ, ἀλλὰ ἐν ἔργῳ καὶ ἀληθείᾳ. (1 Jn. 3:18)

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Once More: Disaster Relief

If you’re looking for a way to help the people affected by Hurricane Harvey, I recommend Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief. Southern Baptists do Disaster Relief better than anyone else.  And you can trust them to use your money in the … Continue reading

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Calvin: on Facing Adversity

I’ve always found this passage from Calvin’s Institutes quite good: Innumerable are the ills which beset human life, and present death in as many different forms. Not to go beyond ourselves, since the body is a receptacle, nay the nurse, … Continue reading

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Reformed Christians in America Need to Reaffirm the Belhar Confession, in Opposition to White Supremacy

The Confession of Belhar, 1986 1. We believe in the triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who gathers, protects and cares for the church through Word and Spirit. This, God has done since the beginning of the world and will … Continue reading

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The Martyrdom of John the Baptist

John was, according to tradition, killed on 29 August. Is it coincidence that the death of John falls on the day my own birth is celebrated around the world?  I don’t think so….

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One More Salvo From Zwingli to Luther on the Mass

The fact was that Zwingli and Luther could by not possibility be friends. Each was a pope in his way, only Luther ruled a nation and Zwingli a city. Each was absolutely sure of himself and that he had found … Continue reading

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Emil Brunner’s Rejection of the Heresy of Universalism

“The Word of Christ is for us the word of decision, which, so far as we believe, gives us salvation, and, precisely because it summons us to this decision, forbids us to believe in a deliverance which awaits us, or anyone else outside the … Continue reading

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