I have been fairly quiet about the nonsensical remaking of the gospel that has taken place in my theological ghetto called the reformed world. While some Reformed theologians would have you believe that Bishop T.D. Jakes is one of the biggest threats to biblical Christianity, I believe one of the biggest threats is in fact a home-grown bushel of bullstinky I dis-affectionately call “The Man-Centered … Continue reading The Man-Centered Gospel of the Gospel Coalition & T4G
Here are the files that former SGM pastor typed. According to Brent Detweiler, someone else uploaded them. For the sake of fairness, this is his side but his side is a formidable 600+ pages of letters, emails, etc. There are some shocking things that I was not even prepared for. Judge for yourself: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Continue reading Those Pesky Detweiler Files
Now that SGM is doing damage control now that CJ Mahaney has stepped away from leadership to deal with sin in his heart, his supporters are stepping to the forefront including one very prominent leader: Southern Seminary’s own Al Mohler. I have written here before about what I think here and here. That said, I am disturbed that Mahaney was ever careful to point out … Continue reading Sovereign Grace Debacle & Southern Seminary
Slightly different from last night: 1. Activities outside of worship services 2. A respect for hymns (yeah, I think hymns still rock) 3. Inter-generational friendships 4. Good Sunday school teachers (they impacted my perspective toward the teaching ministry more than anyone else growing up) 5. Decent kids program 6. Faithful participation of the senior saints (who are now passing away) 7. Children participating in the … Continue reading 10 Awesome Things I Learned From Church As a Kid
What bugged me as a young PK growing up in the eighties? 10. Deacons sitting in special chairs in chairs up front facing the congregation. Two words: worship police. 9. Hobby-horse sermons that always focused on the evils of girls wearing shorts-shorts. Do I really need to go there? 8. Ordination by association. I saw guys with unproven character get licensed and ordained like that … Continue reading 10 Things I Hated About Church As a Kid
Luke 4:18-19 Jesus’ prophetic proclamation of His purpose was not meant strictly for His time. As His ambassadors, we must follow Him, doing only what He hear from the Spirit of the Lord. We can glean some of the divine purposes that the Lord Jesus Christ has for His Church. We the Church must rely on the power and leading of the Holy Spirit. We … Continue reading The Mandate of the Church
The unexpected and untimely death of the King of Pop three weeks ago today literally rocked the world and completely altered the landscape of entertainment as the world said goodbye to the biggest star–however controversial he was–in the world. But do not think for a minute that his death also silenced debates and arguments about the entertainer. Hardly, now Christians are literally fighting over whether … Continue reading Could the Church Have Dealt With a Saved Michael Jackson?