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Christless Christianity – a Smorgasbord

January 13, 2009

Many people are now "their own theologian-in-residence," and embrace an "unpredictable and contradictory body of beliefs," mixing eclectic and syncretistic Christian and non-Christian views. Feelings and emotions are now king, while preaching and Bible study are disliked, resulting in even more Biblical illiteracy.

Are We Living in the “Last Days”?

December 12, 2008
Are We Living in the “Last Days”?

"We are the generation that will see the end times... and the return of Jesus," Hal Lindsey wrote in the 1980's. Like all false prophets dating back 2,000 years ago, from Montanus (150) to Melchior Hoffman (1533) to William Miller (1843-4), all of the current false prophets believe that ours is the "terminal generation."

Philip Yancey’s Three Marks of a “Healthy” Church: Way Off the Mark

November 20, 2008

In contrast to Philip Yancey's three qualities of an "alive" and "healthy" church - diversity, unity and mission - are the three marks of a true church - gospel, sacraments, church discipline - set forth by the Protestant Reformers.

Christless Christianity News Bytes

November 15, 2008

In his new book "Christless Christianity," Dr. Michael Horton says, "Jesus has been dressed up as a corporate CEO, life coach, culture-warrior, political revolutionary, philosopher, copilot, cosufferer, moral example, and partner in fulfilling our personal and social dreams," but rarely as the crucified and resurrected Redeemer of a powerless people dead in sin.

Rock Bands as Holy Spirit

October 20, 2008

Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, recently weighed in again, this time with a profound thought that "Beatles songs are as likely to explain Christianity as the Bible." Essentially equating rock bands with the Holy Spirit, he says, "They [rock music] are able to open our imagination to a way of thinking about God that we've become deaf to in church language."

Six More Bibles for Idiots (Updated)

October 13, 2008

Desmond Tutu writes in the foreword, "It is possible to have a new kind of world, a world where there will be more compassion, more gentleness, more caring, more laughter, more joy for all of God's creation, because that is God's dream. And God says, 'Help me, help me, help me realize my dream.'"

Christless Christianity

October 3, 2008

Churches are transforming the Faith into a form of consumerism, marketing, pragmatism, politics, entertainment and therapy. Christless Christianity reveals the big problem with American religion: countless sermons in churches across the country are focusing on moralistic concerns and personal transformation rather than Jesus Christ crucified and risen again.

“Obsessed with Rapture”

October 1, 2008

Does the Bible teach the idea of a secret rapture before a 7-year tribulation period? What is the origin of this view? White Horse Inn hosts discuss various end-times scenarios, and evaluate them with the light of Scripture.

“Abundant life” for Christians in Orissa?

September 12, 2008

Imagine a pastor in Orissa, India or Darfur, Sudan preaching in the burned-out church of his congregation mourning the martyrdom of several of their members...

Emergent Folks: Reforming or Conforming?

September 11, 2008

In a new book, Reforming or Conforming?: Post-Conservative Evangelicals and the Emerging Church, thirteen Reformed scholars take on postmodern evangelicals and provide a solid, biblical critique of their ideas.

Antichrist: Is it Obama… or Barney?

August 14, 2008

A Democratic Party consulting group charges that a McCain campaign video entitled "The One" is "rife with image after image foisting presidential candidate Barack Obama as the Antichrist of the Bible.

Does one become a believer by his own decision?

August 7, 2008
Does one become a believer by his own decision?

How did the dry bones in Ezekiel 37:1-10 arise to become "a great army"? How did Lazarus come out of the grave and hear Jesus' command? Did they give life to themselves so they could respond to God's call?

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