It’s always a genuine pleasure to talk to Mike Abendroth on No Compromise Radio. Mike is pastor of Bethlehem Bible Church in West Boyleston, MA, where he has served for 20 years. His latest book is Evangelical White Lies. His brother, Pat, is also a friend (we’re all Cornhuskers) and pastor of a Bible church in Omaha. Both fellows have been discovering the joy of becoming Reformed and are enthused and passionate about the confessional Reformed doctrine of justification and the Reformed distinction between law and gospel.
Here is the episode.
Great interview. I had not heard of either Abendroth or his No Compromise Radio, but I’ll definitely be listening regularly now.
I was also intrigued by the title of his latest book, “Evangelical White Lies,” and plan to get a copy. Meanwhile, I looked up some on-line reviews and found one, in particular, that listed the chapter titles. All of them fit precisely with what I’ve come to expect in the Evangelical world over the years except one, which left me a bit puzzled – the one titled “Work is only a means to an end (work is strictly secular).” Is he saying, contra the Evangelicals, in a Kyper-ish kind of way that all work should have Christian parentheses around it. In other words, God having dominion over “every square inch” of plumbing, nursing, welding, teaching, etc.?
Thanks and amen, Dr Clark. I can identify completely with your experience in preaching. How did I miss the law-gospel distinction, even after three years of seminary? It just wasn’t taught, at least in an explicit way that I could get it.