In a podcast entitled Biblical Languages – Who Need ‘Em?! two experienced pastors discuss whether or not pastors need to learn the Biblical languages, as well as the positive and negative implications of such study. The podcast was uploaded earlier today, along with this description: Biblical Languages – Who Need ‘Em?! In which Mr. Geer … Continue reading On the Delights and Dangers of Learning the Biblical Languages
Back in May I posted a link on my Facebook page to an article on the Pulpit & Pen blog entitled Andy Stanley Trashes Expository Preaching; Calls it “Easy” and “Cheating”. I also posted a comment which accompanied the link in which I said: This article does a pretty good job of demonstrating why Andy … Continue reading Is Andy Stanley Ashamed of the Bible?
I just thought I would offer our readers a reminder of the importance of expository preaching, so today I offer for your consideration an article entitled A Biblical Case for Expositional Preaching. The article was written by Mike Bullmore, pastor of CrossWay Community Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin, who has also served for fifteen years as an Associate Professor of … Continue reading A Biblical Case for Expositional Preaching by Mike Bullmore
Charles Spurgeon once preached a sermon on the text of 1 Peter 2:7a entitled, Christ Precious to Believers, in which he related the following story: A young man had been preaching in the presence of a venerable divine, and after he had done he went to the old minister, and said, "What do you think of … Continue reading The Importance of Christ-Centered Preaching
Over the years I have spoken to many Christians who seem to think that doctrines like election and predestination, or the mystery of the relationship between God's sovereignty and human responsibility, are in the category of deeper doctrines that really aren't essential things for Christians to know. Such doctrines are thought to be the kind … Continue reading Romans and Christianity 101
I recently came across an interesting and thought-provoking article by Jonathan Leeman, the Editorial Director of 9Marks, entitled Twenty-Two Problems with Multi-site Churches. Here is the introduction to the article: I love my gospel-loving friends in multi-site churches—both leaders and members! But as Christians we work continually to reform our churches in light of Scripture. So … Continue reading Jonathan Leeman Identifies "Twenty-Two Problems with Multi-site Churches"
Over at A Place for Truth, a blog of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, Samuel Renihan has written a very helpful article entitled The Case for Credobaptism. He offers a succinct but helpful summary of the Reformed Baptist position in fourteen concise, yet theologically packed, paragraphs. Here is the seventh paragraph, which highlights the heart of … Continue reading "The Case for Credobaptism" by Samuel Renihan
A little over a month ago I posted a blog article entitled Answering Scott Brown's Challenge Concerning Age Segregated Education. In that article I challenged Scott Brown, the director of the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches (NCFIC) and a major advocate of the Family Integrated Church Movement (FICM), either to show that my arguments for age segregated … Continue reading Will Scott Brown Answer My Challenge?
“Let’s buy it, dad!” These were the words that darted out of my mouth as soon as I saw the cool yellow truck with its custom rims and ground effects. Immediately I could proudly see myself driving it to school. Not only was it cool, I couldn't believe it was in my price range. This … Continue reading We Are Not Neutral
Over the years I have consistently heard advocates of the Family Integrated Church Movement (FICM) assert that age segregated education, such as employed in youth ministries or Sunday schools, is not Biblical. As a matter of fact, Scott Brown, a well known FICM advocate and director of the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches (NCFIC) has at least … Continue reading Answering Scott Brown’s Challenge Concerning Age Segregated Education