Sounds like a bit of an internal contradiction, doesn't it? After all, Gospel is by definition Good News, that's what the word means. So why the provocative title? Well, the simplest answer is that I've been doing some pondering while reading a few books. It slows down my reading speed a lot, but I think … Continue reading The Gospel is Never Good News to an Unprepared Heart
So if we're all depraved, and none of us would seek God on our own, how does anybody ever become a Christian? The simple fact is that God chooses people to save, not because of anything they are or do, but because of God's grace. This is a little different than what you may have … Continue reading Elected
Oftentimes I find myself having to explain my understanding of Christianity. This is mainly because my theology doesn't quite fit most of what I see operating here in Newfoundland. It's quite common in some parts of the world, just not here. Last weekend was one such instance. Somebody asked me after Church to explain "calvinism", … Continue reading Depraved
Law: Indian court clears Richard Gere of obscenity. They did not comment on his acting ability. Culture: Is Polyamory the next part of the Anglican "listening process"? Conference: Video is now available for all main sessions at the text and context conference. They are really good talks, but a sizable investment of time (about 80 … Continue reading Online Reading (March 14, 2008)
Al Mohler: comments on the disagreements around Bp. John Shelby Spong's visit to Australia. Calvinism: Justin Taylor posts a helpful passage by R.C. Sproul (and links Piper) on limited atonement. Baptism: A debate over credobaptism and paedobaptism continues with Ligon Duncan's defense of paedobaptism. Statistics: Are inflated statistics a lack of integrity? Church and State: … Continue reading Online Reading
Bridge: Speaking of which, Desiring God has some video of the disaster in Minneapolis with a voiceover of a Piper sermon reflecting theologically from the message "Where is God?". Calvinism: Mark Dever continues with reason 9 of 10 in "Where'd all these Calvinists come from?", this episode: John Piper. Abuse: A new ministry calls Christians … Continue reading Online Reading
Hostages: A second murdered Korean hostage is identified in Afghanistan. Calvinism: Mark Dever is up to 8 of 10 in "Where'd all these Calvinists come from?", this one: John MacArthur and R.C. Sproul Definition Check: So what is an evangelical again? Homosexuality: So can homosexuality become perfectly normal? Albert Mohler answers here.