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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."

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.

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.

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?

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?

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

Evangelicals: 3,000 miles wide, 3 inches deep

June 24, 2008

"Religion in America is, indeed, 3,000 miles wide and only three inches deep" - Dr D. Michael Lindsay, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Rice University. A survey released Monday by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life concludes that America is a nation of believers, but what exactly they believe in is not clear.

What Happened to These Reformation Churches?

June 13, 2008

"What the liberal theologian has retained after abandoning to the enemy one Christian doctrine after another is not Christianity at all, but a religion which is so entirely different from Christianity as to be long in a distinct category.... It is at any rate perfectly clear that liberalism is not Christianity."

Hagee: a Minor Player in Evangelical Zionism

June 3, 2008

Many who oppose evangelical Zionism rejoiced in the recent McCain-Hagee debacle. It can't get better than this, they think. But evangelical support for Israel is rooted way beyond Hagee, Hal Lindsey, and Tim Lahaye. Back in 1998, Timothy P. Weber wrote a thorough historical and theological analysis of the reasons why evangelicals love Israel in a Christianity Today article entitled "How Evangelicals Became Israel's Best Friend." Here are a couple of his points...

“Who Sent the Earthquake and the Tsunami?”

May 13, 2008

Christians will surely ask the age-old question, "Why do these things happen?" "Is God in control of these disasters?" After the earthquake-tsunami disaster in Indonesia and south Asia in 2004, I wrote an article for Reformed Perspective magazine entitled, "Who Sent the Earthquake and the Tsunami?" in wrestling with questions about evil and suffering in the world.

Pop Goes Christianity

May 9, 2008

Hanna Rosin, Atlantic Monthly contributor, analyzes "Christian" pop culture together with Daniel Radosh's book Rapture Ready! Above is an excerpt of her post.

“Could Instruments Be Idols?”

May 7, 2008
“Could Instruments Be Idols?”

Dr. R. Scott Clark, Professor of Historical Theology at Westminster Seminary California, has quite a challenging post about musical instruments in worship: "Could Instruments Be Idols?" He points out two major problems with the use of musical instruments in worship.

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