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Here is an excellent article by Dr. Danny Akin, President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary ( http://www.sbclife.org/Articles/2006/04/SLA7.asp ). Oh how I wish all Southern Baptists would adopt Dr. Akin's tone on this issue. Ignorance of theology and the anger that results has caused so...
Phil Johnson posts some helpful insights on the doctrine of Total Depravity ( How Can We Be Held Responsible for Our Own Inability? ).
Last week Karen and I had the opportunity to attend the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C. The first NPB was held during the Eisenhower administration and since that time each prayer breakfast has been attended by the sitting president. It is held at the Washington Hilton and hosts...
Very helpful discussion from "The White Horse Inn" radio program ( http://www.oneplace.com/ministries/The_White_Horse_Inn/archives.asp?bcd=2008-2-10 ). The topic that the guys are discussing ought to be a great concern to Christians. What is passed off as "gospel" in many of our churches and...
When I attended Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City it was during its days as a “moderate” theological institution. In fact, it was liberal. Those days have changed thankfully. Indeed the year after I graduated (1995) a new president came on the scene and many needed faculty...
Here is an article from "The Telegraph" ( http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/02/07/nwilliams107.xml ) concerning controversial statements by Rowan Williams the Archbishop of Canterbury (the leader of the Church of England). Has Williams truly lost his mind? Does he honestly...
Here are two very thought-provoking posts on music in the church from "Church Matters" ( http://blog.9marks.org/2008/02/against-music.html ) & ( http://blog.9marks.org/2008/02/guest-blogger-b.html ). I strongly encourage you to read these posts. I believe our thoughts about music in the church...
When you get a chance, check out these excellent lectures by Craig Blomberg on Youtube ( http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Dr.+Craig+Blomberg&search_type =). Dr. Blomberg is one of our most helpful New Testament scholars.
I will be out of pocket until Friday. Karen and I have the wonderful opportunity to attend the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington. It should be an interesting time. I look forward to posting on the events this weekend.
Recently,thousands of liberal Baptists (not the funnest group of folks) gathered in Atlanta, Georgia to celebrate the fact that they are not Southern Baptists. Anyway, former presidents Carter and Clinton made good on their threat to no longer be Southern Baptists. Of course, I don't know who was...
On April 4th and 5th Metro East will be pleased to host Paul Tripp. His seminar, "Marriage: There Really is a Better Way" promises to be outstanding. Paul Tripp is a noted author, lecturer, and preacher. His books are well worth reading. This is a video concerning his newest book "A Quest For More...
This is an exellent forum on the importance of the doctrine of creation from the Southern Baptist Journal of Theology ( http://www.sbts.edu/pdf/sbjt/SBJT_2007Spring6.pdf ).
This morning I preached from Genesis 6:9-22. It is the opening of the flood narrative. I prefer “flood narrative” to “Noah and the Ark” because the later has taken on the aura of a children’s fable. It has become the stuff of sappy movies and wallpaper borders. The church has taken a largely Mother...
Denny Burk comments on Rick Warren's recent appearance on The Colbert Report ( http://www.dennyburk.com/?p=1249 ). Any thoughts?
George Whitefield offered this prayer generations ago. How relevant it is for our own time. “Yea…that we shall see the great Head of the Church once more . . . raise up unto Himself certain young men whom He may use in this glorious employ. And what manner of men will they be? Men mighty in the...
On January 7, 1855 the 20 year old pastor of New Park Street Chapel in Southwark (London) opened his morning sermon with these words: "The highest science, the loftiest speculation, the mightiest philosophy, which can ever engage the attention of a child of God, is the name, the nature, the person...
There is always someone doing worse than you ( http://glumbert.com/wii/view.php?name=baddayoffice ).
Paul Tripp has written a very encouraging article that is posted at Keith and Kristen Getty's website ( http://www.gettymusic.com/paultripp.asp ). Metro East is honored to be hosting Paul on April 4th and 5th for his conference "Marriage, There Really is a Better Way." You can learn more about Paul...
“When man began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose. Then the Lord said, ‘My Spirit shall not abide in man forever, for his is flesh: his days shall be 120...
http://youtube.com/v/sHglKISyaKs You can access the Whitehorse Inn website from this blog.
Nathan Pitchford has written some excellent thoughts on the relationship between unity and doctrinal precision ( http://www.reformationtheology.com/2007/04/love_unity_and_doctrinal_preci.php ).
Denny Burk posts this very disturbing article ( http://www.dennyburk.com/?p=1211#comments ). There is also a link to comments from Al Mohler.
Listen to parts one and two of this powerful talk by Scott Klusendorf ( http://listen.family.org/daily/A000000863.cfm ).
Michael Horton writes two very insiteful articles on Joel Osteen's theology here ( http://www.whitehorseinn.org/osteenart01.htm ) and here ( http://www.whitehorseinn.org/osteenreview.htm ).
http://youtube.com/v/rTY-9FY13kw John Piper offers this MUCH needed response to "A Word Between Us and You." For those of you unfamiliar with the document, it is an attempt between prominent Christians to forge common ground with Muslims. However, their approach is quite troubling. Piper's response...
http://www.desiringgod.org/ResourceLibrary/TasteAndSee/ByDate/2008/2578_Pray_for_the_Third_Wave/
The journal "First Things" ran this disturbing (disgusting) statement from Oprah's candidate ( http://www.firstthings.com/blog/2008/01/22/abortion-and-obama/ ). Read and weep (literally).
I saw this posted over at Triablogue ( Lost and Found Report ). It is nice to be reminded that ours is not a blind faith. God has and continues to work in history and there is a long trail of evidence left behind.
Justin Taylor posted this very sad statistic ( The Number of Children Aborted in the U.S. since 1973. ).
Does this seem odd to anyone? ( http://jonap.blogspot.com/2007/12/chazown-message-series.html )
http://youtube.com/v/l8kThoZpF_U This is just for fun. Brian Regan is one of my favorite comics.
Al Mohler on the tendency among postmoderns to dethrone Jesus ( http://www.albertmohler.com/blog_read.php?id=1038 ).
http://youtube.com/v/mOPzFGSL2Sw
Wyman Richardson responds to Southwestern Baptist Seminary's latest take on what it means to be a "Texas Baptist" ( http://walkingtogether.typepad.com/walking_together/2008/01/dr-malcolm-yarn.html ). Now I know why Paige Patterson hired Malcolm Yarnell.
"Truth or Consequences" posted this troubling news: ( http://truthpatrol.blogspot.com/2008/01/rethink-rethink-conference-danger.html ). Schuller has long been heterodox. He denies the uniqueness of Christ and His exclusive claims as the only way to the Father. He denies what Scripture teaches about...
Steve Camp has an excellent post on our responsibility to the body of Christ ( ...strengthening our commitment to the household of faith ). The church is not merely one commitment to juggle along with all the others. Upon conversion God grafts his people into the body of Christ. God loves the...
Jim at "Old Truth" posted some thoughts that I think are worthy of conversation ( http://www.oldtruth.com/blog.cfm/id.2.pid.908 ). What do you think?
Gene Bridges has written a very thought-provoking article on baptism ( When to Baptize And A Note on the "Altar Call." ). This is an important warning for us baptists. Notice the list of baptist leaders and theologians and their ages at baptism. Any thoughts?
Here is a link to an excellent article by theologian Roger Nicole on how to deal with those with whom we differ ( http://www.founders.org/library/nicole1.html ).
More good stuff from Thabiti and J.I. Packer ( Calvinists Who Don't Know They Are, 2 ). I love Packer's line, "On our feet we may have arguments about it, but on our knees we are all agreed."
Al Mohler responded to a letter that appeared in the New York Times in December. The letter, endorsed by some 300 Christian leaders called for understanding between Muslims and Christians based upon their sharing common ground. Baptist Press reported on Mohler's response ( http://www.bpnews.net/...
“What matters supremely is not, in the last analysis, the fact that I know God, but the larger fact which underlies it–the fact that he knows me. I am graven on the palms of his hands. I am never out of his mind. "All my knowledge of him depends on his sustained initiative in knowing me. I know him...
“Disregard the study of God, and you sentence yourself to stumble and blunder through life blindfolded, as it were, with no sense of direction and no understanding of what surrounds you. This way you can waste your life and lose your soul.” J.I. Packer from Knowing God
Some thought-provoking observations from J.I. Packer and one of my favorite bloggers ( Calvinists Who Don't Know They Are, 1 ).
http://youtube.com/v/BByHE5o7qMs
Phil Johnson offers a good observation on the emergent tendency to avoide statements of faith ( "No Statement of Belief"#links#links ).
I am excited about the Literary Study Bible published by Crossway. After spening some time in its pages I can say honestly that it is my favorite study Bible. If you desire a tool that will help you read and understand the Bible then this is it. The copious study notes by Leland and Phil Ryken (...
Between Two Worlds has a link to some excellent thoughts on Jonathan Edwards ( What It Means to Hear and Be Influenced by Jonathan Edwards ).