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.'"

Christianity and Politics

October 4, 2008

As the McCain-Obama and Palin-Biden debates are still in our minds, there are a couple of White Horse Inn broadcasts that might be of benefit to Christians in thinking about the coming elections.

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.

CCM and Beatles Mantra

October 1, 2008

As I was driving home the other day from teaching, the radio played George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord." In my mind, I found an eerie resemblance between this Hindu mantra and many worship songs sung in churches such as...

“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.

“Tongues are a Sign Not for Believers” (1 Corinthians 14:21-22)

September 10, 2008
“Tongues are a Sign Not for Believers” (1 Corinthians 14:21-22)

There is no doubt then that Paul was also connecting the phenomenon of tongue-speaking in the church in Corinth to Moses' prophecy of an invasion by "a nation whose language you do not understand." He understood the double fulfillment of this prophecy in...

What 1 Corinthians 10:2 means

September 5, 2008

Paul, therefore, is saying that as Israel crossed the sea, they were united into Moses, who had authority over them from God and who led them in their escape from Egypt and in the crossing of the sea. Continuing with his commentary on the Exodus narrative, Paul points out that Israel partook of the one spiritual food and drink which God gave them through their "baptism" into Moses.

“Pastor, what does baptizo mean in 1 Cor 10:2?”

August 28, 2008

After a two-year "self-review process" in which it solicited questions and concerns about the examination, the Presbyteries' Cooperative Committee on Examinations (PCCEC) has junked a couple of exegetical examination requirements: (1) a working knowledge of Biblical Greek and Hebrew; and (2) understanding the "principal meaning" of the assigned examination text.

Bill Hybels and Mother Teresa

August 13, 2008

Bill Hybels' address at the 2008 Leadership Summit was the result of months of studying Mother Teresa. He told 50,000 attendees that no one has affected him more deeply than Mother Teresa. Why do Hybels and other pop evangelical leaders frequently praise their non-Biblical, even non-Christian, heroes?

95 Theses Against Dispensationalism (Updated)

August 5, 2008
95 Theses Against Dispensationalism (Updated)

Thanks to Albert for leading me to a thorough refutation of dispensational premillennialism: "The Ninety-Five Theses Against Dispensationalism" written by Dr. Robert L. Reymond for the NiceneCouncil.com

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