Martin Downes is one of my favorite writers. He writes daily at Against Heresies. Sometime back he did a series of interviews with several theologians/historians. That collection, Risking the Truth, is to appear this March. It features interviews with Mark Dever, Carl Trueman, . . . Continue reading →
Back in May 2007 Carl Trueman raised the problem of the pressures females feel in conservative evangelical and Reformed Churches. This issue raises the question of how Reformed Christians ought to relate to the broader culture. How do we live in a . . . Continue reading →
Darryl Hart is now writing at the Old Life Theological Society. This is a must-add to your feed/blog reader. Bookmark it. Live it. Love it.
One writer thinks so.
Mark Galli at CT has responded to Michael Spencer’s posts on the coming collapse of “evangelicalism.” There are two very interesting things about this response.
Because the Gospel Coalition isn’t a church.
This has been out for a while in the UK, but there’s an American version now published by T & T Clark (New York). This is a valuable work. It’s available from the Bookstore at WSC now. It’s a little expensive but . . . Continue reading →
It may be impossible to be a confessionalist Reformed critic of evangelicalism of even its more dubious elements such as Willow Creek (or the mega-church movement generally) and remain a “player” within evangelicalism. Being confessionally Reformed (i.e., in theology, piety, and practice) . . . Continue reading →
Martin has re-posted extracts from Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ 1966 address which marked a turning point in British evangelicalism and which is worth considering again. Update 19 October, 2009: David posts some helpful comments on the Doctor’s ecclesiology.
I don’t know what’s in your garage, but from time to time mine has become pretty cluttered and stuff has to be pitched. What we keep and what we pitch says something about us. People have theological garages too, in which they . . . Continue reading →
Christianity Today reports that the Crystal Cathedral is experiencing a serious financial crisis. One is tempted to have a little fun at the cathedral’s expense. The possibilities for possibility thinking here are interesting. What is more interesting, however, is that the congregation . . . Continue reading →
Gnosticism is perhaps the most ancient heresy of all. It posits a radical spirit-matter dualism, matter/creation as the result of a demi-urge, a hierarchy of being and deities, it denies the OT, the God of the OT, and the humanity of Jesus. . . . Continue reading →
One of the things that worries me most lately is what might be called the Simon Cowell syndrome. I don’t watch American Idol much but even I could tell that Simon Cowell’s role on the show has been to be the one . . . Continue reading →
The evangelicals in Denver and Colorado Springs are said to be quite excited about Tim Tebow’s immanent arrival to the Mile High city. He’s been drafted by the Denver Broncos, and former Colorado Buffaloes football coach Bill McCartney says that Tim brings . . . Continue reading →
The generous folks at Lynden URC (Lynden, WA) broadcast a daily radio show, Abounding Grace Monday-Fri at 8:30AM, on 55 KARI AM in Blaine, WA share their friday program with us at Westminster Seminary California. We call it Westminster Weekend. Yesterday we . . . Continue reading →
Carolyn Arends wants to give an argument for the benefits of God’s moral law but she lacks the categories by which to do it. Her argument has only two categories good/bad and relationships. The title and subtitle of her essay should alarm . . . Continue reading →
‘Dare to Be a Daniel” is one reason to adopt Mr Murray’s view that, in public worship, we should sing only God’s Word (I reached the same conclusion in RRC). Not only is the song itself tacky but its way of interpreting . . . Continue reading →
“The Religious Affections is an important book, but in my view it would be unwise to take its teaching on what true religion consists in very seriously. It is a book about the importance of emotion, expressed in a public, visible way, . . . Continue reading →
[Originally published March 6, 2010] In view of a recent post by Carl Trueman concerning virtual preachers now seems a good time to republish this HB classic. § Two jarring facts came to my attention in recent days. The first of these is . . . Continue reading →
For evangelicals, it means thinking more seriously about ecclesiology and what it will take to sustain Christianity across generations. Promise Keepers, Campus Crusade for Christ, and other parachurch groups have been important to evangelicalism. But “parachurch” makes sense over the long term . . . Continue reading →