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Music without sin, reading, and more: Week in Review (7/27)

Music without sin, reading, and more: Week in Review (7/27)

Miss anything this week? Here are the articles and links we posted this week? Articles Christians Must Read Music through a sinless lense Relevance is Irrelevant (Part 12) Is It Time to Join the SBC? News & Reviews Theotokos Is Your Child a Christian? Why do some Protestants become Catholics? The Death of Reverence, The… Continue Reading

“In innumerable cases, we still have to figure out how to apply biblical principles to contemporary circumstances that Scripture does not explicitly address.”

“In innumerable cases, we still have to figure out how to apply biblical principles to contemporary circumstances that Scripture does not explicitly address.”

Ben Wright writes (that was fun to write!) an excellent review of Reclaiming the Sufficiency of Scripture by Rob Rienow. Some gems: “It seems that Reinow has expanded the doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture to say a bit more than it has meant in church history since the Reformation, and more than Scripture claims… Continue Reading

Time to Focus on Religious Freedom

Time to Focus on Religious Freedom

This in an interesting look at the homosexual marriage issue as it relates to religious freedom. What it is missing, however, is that even if I agree that I shouldn’t impose my Christian beliefs on others (for why should I expect unbelievers to share my values? My primary objective should be to evangelize them, and… Continue Reading

Don Hustad, cultural decay, children's ministry, Christian citizenship, and more – Week in Review (7/13)

Don Hustad, cultural decay, children's ministry, Christian citizenship, and more – Week in Review (7/13)

Here are this week’s posts in case you missed something: Articles Songs without words Some cautions on children’s ministry Relevance is irrelevant (Part 10) Christian Citizenship Today News & Reviews Ask Doug: What are your thoughts on youth groups? – YouTube Fundamentalism, dispensationalism, Kuyperianism, and 2K ACCC Exec. Warns against Kevin Bauder What does church… Continue Reading

Independence Day, movie clips, and more – Week in Review

Independence Day, movie clips, and more – Week in Review

Here are this week’s posts in case you missed something: Articles Should we observe Independence Day in church? More thoughts the use of movie clips in services (and the RPW) Shall We Preach the Gospel or Morality? Part Two: Natural Virtue and Common Grace Did you know Sound Worship has a teacher’s edition that integrates… Continue Reading

Phonity (Phony Unity)

Phonity (Phony Unity)

“As long as Reformed—which I assume to be cessationist—and Charismatic Christians continue to pretend the differences between them are minor and sweep them under the couch, their unity is fake, false, phony, fraudulent, and fraught with failure.” http://www.thirstytheologian.com/2013/06/21/phonity.php Continue Reading

“The Baptist Bearing Robes and Incense”

“The Baptist Bearing Robes and Incense”

“There is a solemn procession to the altar. The choir is chanting. A bishop in a long, black robe and a full, gray beard swings an incense burner back and forth. We bow. We cross ourselves. It’s a typical Sunday service at the Evangelical Baptist Church of Georgia.” Read more here. Continue Reading

“Brothers, we are not movie-hawkers…”

“Brothers, we are not movie-hawkers…”

“I hope there aren’t too many pastors who will be taken in by this. I couldn’t agree more with the line I saw in Jared Wilson’s twitter feed yesterday: Pastors, your desperation to be relevant is easily manipulated.’ Manipulation is exactly what is going on here, pastors, but the motivation is not the gospel. The… Continue Reading