ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Be a Parent Worthy of Honor – “For a number of weeks, I have been exploring the fifth commandment and, in particular, how adult children are to obey it. ‘Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may go well with you in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.’ While heeding this command is relatively straightforward to the young child under the authority of his parents, it is much more difficult to know what it entails for adult children. Through this series, we have begun to learn some … Read More
ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Donald Trump as King David? – “Analogies can be so convenient. They’re so flexible, fillable, moldable. Especially in this particular election season. There’s a cluster of interesting comparisons flying around Christian discussions about the upcoming election. Each time Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump proves afresh that his public moral train wreck of the past three decades is still a glowing heap of twisted metal that’s actually not climbing back onto the rails, his evangelical promoters rally with hastily constructed biblical analogies to reconvince their constituents that the character of Donald Trump really is biblically defensible.” Donald Trump is not David, Paul, or Samson – “Donald Trump is not … Read More
ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Editorial On Abusing Matthew 18 – “Several years ago I wrote a fairly restrained critique of the emerging church movement as it then existed, before it morphed into its present diverse configurations.1 That little book earned me some of the angriest, bitterness-laced emails I have ever received—to say nothing, of course, of the blog posts. There were other responses, of course—some approving and grateful, some thoughtful and wanting to dialogue. But the ones that displayed the greatest intensity were those whose indignation was white hot because I had not first approached privately those whose positions I had criticized in the book. What a hypocrite I was—criticizing … Read More
ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Always Reforming: Diversity and the Reformed Resurgence – “Whatever else is true about this modern-day Reformed resurgence, this much is indisputable: We love our conferences. We love the experience of gathering together and hearing from our favorite authors, pastors, and theologians as they lead us to God through his Word. Many of us can attest to the innumerable blessings we have received by participating in such events.” Always Reforming: The Holy Challenge of Diversity – “Yesterday I began to share some thoughts on diversity and uniformity within this Reformed resurgence. I concluded by asking why there appears to be such a distance between our desire for … Read More
Hebrews 13:17 [ESV] “Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.” ypically when folks speak of Christianity and submission, they’re referring to the covenant of marriage and the wife’s role in that God-ordained coupling. In reality, all of God’s children are called to submission; submission to the local church and its leaders. Technology has provided some amazing things to our world. Things we now take for granted were the things of dreams and depicted in movies as unrealistic. For example, there is a very good chance … Read More
Program Segments: [00:01:50] What is church discipline and why is it important? Is it possible to properly employ this Biblical requirement in today’s megachurches? Landon discusses a 8-part article on this topic written by Jon MacArthur over at GTY.org. [01:22:45] Verse of the Day: When Luke 11:9 says “ask and ye shall receive”, it is not suggesting that we will literally receive everything our deceitfully wicked hearts desire.