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A Wideness in God’s Mercy?
Sunday, February 28, 2010
These comments by evangelicalism’s most famous evangelist are clearly out of sync with the biblical gospel. And yet, there are many today who can’t seem to figure out what’s true. Others don’t seem to have the will to figure it out—they’ve become indolent and indifferent about truth and error. It's as if people prefer the Dark Ages to the Reformation.
Why Do They Sign?
Thursday, February 25, 2010
One of the questions we posed for discussion on the “Ecumenical Jihad” post was, “What drives evangelical leaders to compromise traditionally evangelical priorities in the quest for some form of unity?”
John has provided some excellent insight into that question based on his personal interaction with evangelical leaders who have been inclined to sign documents of ecumenical co-belligerency.
Monday, February 22, 2010
According to some prominent evangelical leaders, we've been fighting the wrong war. Protestants, Catholics, and other religious people should quit bickering over issues of heaven and hell and unite in the culture war.
Wait a minute...what's wrong with this picture?
Ready to Discriminate?
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
John MacArthur is advocating a special, particular kind of discrimination that needs to happen if the Christian church is to remain healthy and pure. It may not be culturally sensitive to say so, but it's right, and loving too.
The Vulnerable Church
Friday, February 12, 2010
Discuss the implications of the failure of discernment in evangelicalism today, particularly with regard to who is and who isn’t a Christian.
Metamorphosis, Part 3
Thursday, February 11, 2010
The starting point for modernity was a rejection of biblical authority (setting aside belief in the supernatural as an untenable or merely irrelevant opinion). Instead, science and human reason were foolishly treated as reliable and authoritative. In the end, the disastrous failure of so many modern ideologies utterly debunked modern rationalism and delivered a deathblow to modern certitude. Postmodernism therefore subjects every idea and every authority to endless skepticism.
Metamorphosis, Part 2
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
I remember being told at a strategic planning retreat in 1996 that the World Wide Web would eventually become the primary vehicle for the dissemination of our radio broadcast and recorded sermons. (At the time, radio and cassette tapes were still the only media we were using for audio content.) When someone predicted that within twenty years or so cassette tapes would be a totally dead technology, I thought they were exaggerating. “You can’t access the Internet in a car,” I pointed out. “Even if you could, who wants to carry a computer on the car seat, when it’s so much more convenient to pop in a cassette tape?”
Technology is clearly not my forte.
Metamorphosis, Part 1
(end of the cold war)
Friday, February 05, 2010
History will no doubt always remember the early 1990s as a pivotal time in human history. In 1992, conservative op-ed commentator George Will published a compilation of his newspaper columns written over the prior three years. He titled the anthology Suddenly, which perfectly captured the spirit of the day. Suddenly, confusingly, everything was in flux.
Ashamed of the Gospel
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Since the 1993 release of John MacArthur’s book, Ashamed of the Gospel, the world has experienced phenomenal change. The fall of Communism marked the failure of the modernist experiment—“The Age of Reason” proved irrationally cold and cruel at the core. The age of doubt isn’t very promising either. “Question everything,” the postmodernist manifesto, is just as vapid and hollow as its modernist parents.
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Let's face it—serious Bible study is hard work. But the principles John talks about here, diligently applied, yield the treasures of God's Word. We get to find out what God means by what He said. Is that what today's evangelicals are after?