Biblical Reflections on the Problem of Evil

Introduction The "problem of evil" has been an issue that has been encountered by every single human being that has ever lived in this world. Whether it is viewed as a philosophical problem or an experiential one, it is faced by us all. Here is a summary of the basic philosophical problem, which, as I … Continue reading Biblical Reflections on the Problem of Evil

New Edition of He Died for Me by Jeff Johnson

Jeff Johnson has released a new edition of his book, He Died For Me, which is now available in paperback. He describes the book as essentially about an “in-house debate among Calvinists,” and that it is. But I think even non-Calvinists would learn a great deal from this book. It is an excellent introduction to … Continue reading New Edition of He Died for Me by Jeff Johnson

The Statement on Social Justice & the Gospel

On Tuesday an important statement was issued by a group of Evangelical pastors. It is called The Statement on Social Justice & the Gospel and following is a list of its initial signers: John MacArthur Pastor, Grace Community Church Voddie Baucham VBM Phil Johnson Executive Director, Grace to You James White Director, Alpha and Omega … Continue reading The Statement on Social Justice & the Gospel

John MacArthur on “Social Justice”

In a recent series of blog posts, John MacArthur helpfully addressed the issue of "social justice" from the standpoint of Scripture. In the first of these posts, John stresses the importance of confronting this issue: Evangelicalism’s newfound obsession with the notion of “social justice” is a significant shift—and I’m convinced it’s a shift that is … Continue reading John MacArthur on “Social Justice”

Responses to “The Secret History of Leviticus”

As many of the blog's readers may have heard, The New York Times recently published an article by Idan Dershowitz entitled The Secret History of Leviticus. In the article the author seeks to explain away the clear prohibition against homosexuality found particularly in Leviticus 18:22, but he really doesn't offer any new "arguments" beyond the … Continue reading Responses to “The Secret History of Leviticus”

The Other 5 Points of Calvinism

In the year 1610, Jan Uytenbogaert and forty-one other followers of Jacob Arminius crafted a remonstrance (a formal protest) consisting of five articles of opposition to the Belgic Confession and the Reformed faith. These five articles of the of the followers of Arminius, who became known as the Remonstrants, were officially reviewed and condemned by … Continue reading The Other 5 Points of Calvinism

An Example of the Way Scripture May Be Undermined in a Sermon

Following are notes taken as I listened to a June 21, 2015, sermon by Pete Cocco delivered at Minier Christian Church in Minier, Illinois. I had originally posted these notes not long after he had delivered the sermon and while he was still the director of a local campus ministry. I then took the post … Continue reading An Example of the Way Scripture May Be Undermined in a Sermon

Family Worship: Some Practical Guidelines

Having considered the decline of family worship, as well as some biblical principles and positive benefits to support its practice, I'd now like to offer several basic guidelines that should govern our thinking and practice as we endeavor to implement family worship in our homes. Be consistent and persistent To achieve consistency, we need to … Continue reading Family Worship: Some Practical Guidelines