A Colorful Life
Every once in a while God sends a person into our lives whom He uses as a means of grace. A person like that is more than an acquaintance, more than a friend. By their mere presence such individuals show us that God is working in our behalf. They spur us toward greater sanctification and service. They change us, often without our even realizing it. Later on we can look back on such acquaintances and [more]
The “Two Hands” of Ministry
In 2006 an approach to church ministry began to gain popularity. It was called a “two-handed” approach to ministry. One closed hand represented the theology of the church and its grasp of biblical truth and principles. The hand being closed symbolized the non-negotiable aspects of theology. One open hand represented the methodology of the church. How a church communicates and practices biblical truth, how it worships, its appearance, etc. are all things that are negotiable [more]
Should philosophies of culture hinder cooperation?
There are several adjectives that I happily use to describe myself and my beliefs. The first is obviously, “Christian,” but there are a lot of people and groups that call themselves “Christian” with whom I have significant disagreement, so I need other adjectives to modify “Christian.” I happily call myself a Baptist Christian, which says certain things about my beliefs concerning church government and baptism among other things. I also describe myself as a separatist Christian, or a fundamentalist Christian, which helps to describe my perspective concerning ecclesiastic cooperation with unbelievers or those who grant Christian fellowship to unbelievers. There [more]
Why Tolkien Wrote About Middle-Earth
Some Evangelicals' credo might be: "There is only one Tolkien, and Peter Jackson is his Prophet." While there is no denying that the art of John Howe and Alan Lee made the films a visual feast, or that Howard Shore's scores were moving and memorable, let us set aside the movies for a moment and return to Tolkien himself. Tolkien once wrote a letter to Milton Waldman, a friend and editor at Collins. The letter is sometimes published at the beginning of The Silmarillion, for it is one of the few places where Tolkien explained the meaning and purpose of [more]
Did God Choose Some unto Damnation?
If God decreed all things, did He actively decree that some would sin, be unbelievers, [more]
Indefensible Dispensationalism 2
In the last issue of In the Nick of Time I suggested that one of [more]
National Anthems and the Universal Language
While watching an Olympic medal ceremony a few evenings ago, I remembered a blog post [more]