ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Survey Finds Most American Christians Are Actually Heretics – “Evangelical writer Eric Metaxas remarked on BreakPoint last week that if Americans took a theology exam, their only hope of passing would be if God graded on a curve. He’s right. In knowing both the content of the Bible and the doctrinal foundations of Christianity, we Americans aren’t just at the bottom of our class. We are, as Ross Douthat argues in his book, “Bad Religion,” a nation of heretics.” A Fight in the Leper Colony – “It is easy to treat the spectacle that is presidential politics in 2016 as though we were dismayed spectators, but … Read More
Romans 10:14-17 How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?” So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. f you have spent any amount of time in a typical American Evangelical church, especially a seeker-sensitive mega church, you have undoubtedly heard … Read More
“The truly wise man is he who always believes the Bible against the opinion of any man.” – R.A. Torrey o more than 24 hours into the 2015 Lenten season and a plethora of Evangelical #lent posts began appearing in the social media world. The Lenten season and Evangelical’s strange desire to participate, is as confounding as it is misguided. This strange situation is undoubtedly the unholy fruit of rapidly increasing Biblical and confessional illiteracy within the overall Protestant church and its many denominations.
ack in 2012, I was not too familiar with pastor Andy Stanley of North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia. I was, however, familiar with his father, pastor Charles Stanley of FBC Atlanta. In fact, I had bought several of the elder Stanley’s books. Some minor disagreements aside, I have always viewed him as a faithful teacher and preacher. I mistakenly expected the same faithfulness to God’s Word from his son. It took me by surprise when in April 2012, Andy Stanley delivered his “When Gracie Met Truthy” sermon. From the Christian Post:
hen starting this blog in April of this year (three months ago for those lacking in math skills) I developed a very specific formula as to how I would address certain topics on my mind, both in the church and outside the walls of the church. The point of this blog is simply to work through whatever is rattling around in my melon, whether it be opinion or exposition, and thereby increase in my sanctification as I strive to be more like Christ. The formula was to avoid controversial topics as long as possible (i.e., abortion, homosexuality, etc.) in order to gain a readership base. However, since that short time ago, two interesting things took place: I began to feel convicted to … Read More
James 1:21 “Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.” f you’re a practicing or former Evangelical Christian, I have no doubt you’ve heard someone utter the prayer, “Please, God, speak to me! Let me know what it is you want for my life.”