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This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Relevance is Irrelevant
This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series”Relevance is Irrelevant”
This series has been looking at the connection of Paul’s message in 1 Corinthians 1-3 and the contemporary church’s dependence on relevance for evangelism. In the last post, I argued from [...]Continue Reading →
This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series Relevance is Irrelevant
This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series”Relevance is Irrelevant”
In part 1, we looked at Paul’s ministry model in 1 Corinthains 1:10-17. Paul took deliberate steps to preach the gospel in such a way that minimized himself and emphasized Christ and his redeeming work. Continue Reading →
It is probably impossible to think without words, but if we permit ourselves to think with the wrong words, we shall soon be entertaining erroneous thoughts; for words, which are given us for the expression of thought, have a habit of going beyond their proper bounds and determining the content of thought. “As nothing is [...]Continue Reading →
This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Relevance is Irrelevant
This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series”Relevance is Irrelevant”
Paul opens up his letter to the Corinthians thanking God for the good work of grace begun in them, but quickly moves to admonish them on their internal conflicts. There were cliques in the Corinthian church, and this was dividing up the one [...]Continue Reading →
On February 4, 2012 By Scott Aniol
If you aren’t at least somewhat familiar with the recent controversy over T. D. Jakes, James MacDonald, Mark Driscoll, and the Elephant Room, you’ve probably been hibernating in a cave somewhere. Others have given helpful responses from various perspectives including ecclesiastical separation, unity, ministry associations, [...]Continue Reading →
I’m currently reading Tozer’s The Knowledge of the Holy and plan to share some quotes over the coming weeks. From the preface, here is the first.
The message of this book does not grow out of these times but it is appropriate to them. It is called forth by a condition which has existed [...]Continue Reading →
Last October I wrapped up my eight-part series on Biblical discernment (parts 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 and 8), and I thought I would now, in retrospect, add a brief postscript to that series simply demonstrating that my position is not novel.
A couple years ago Scott Aniol introduced to me Matthew Henry’s [...]Continue Reading →
“Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas tonight!”—Phillips Brooks.
That there were in the world multiplied millions who had never heard of Christmas did not matter to our poet for the purpose of his poem. He was expressing an emotional fact, not a statistical one.
Throughout the Western world we tend to follow the poet and approach Christmas [...]
This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Discernment for the Glory of God
This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series”Discernment for the Glory of God”
I was pushed to write a series on discernment when I heard a famous evangelical pastor define discernment as the ability to see, allegedly by the Spirit of God, obscene things on a kind of imaginary “movie screen.” Continue Reading →
This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Discernment for the Glory of God
This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series”Discernment for the Glory of God”
I have been arguing for the importance of discernment in the life of a Christian. I define discernment as a biblically informed judgment whether certain extra-biblical moral actions are good or evil. As we have seen there are an impressive [...]Continue Reading →
- Music Camp: A Report
- "Emotion now trumps Reason . . . Get used to it."
- The Christian and Patriotism
- Moore Myers: A Call for Clarity and Charity in Dialogue on Virtuous and Vicious Music
- FBFI Preaching
- FBFI Resolutions
- Music has not always been considered neutral
- How Scripture is Insufficient
- A critique of contemporary worship by Ligon Duncan