The Daily Discovery (October 21, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Driscoll vs. Calvin, Doctrine vs. the Spirit – “A few days ago, a short YouTube came out called, ‘Don’t Elevate Doctrine above the Holy Spirit.’ It’s a clip from Mark Driscoll’s sermon on Revelation 2:1-7 preached at the ancient Celsus Library in Ephesus. Apart from the excerpt on youtube, there are some helpful things said at various points in the sermon. However, the portion in the video is a perfect example of a wider error often seen in the church today: the pitting of ‘doctrine’ (cue ominous music) against the work of the Spirit in the heart.” The Missing Elements of Modern Worship – “I once … Read More

The Daily Discovery (October 14, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Why I’m Willing to “Waste” My Vote – “I hear it all the time. ‘Not voting for Donald Trump is the same as voting for Hillary!’ ‘You are wasting your vote!’ I understand the argument. There’s already a high probability Hillary is going to win the election, and unless everyone throws their support behind Donald, the presidency will go to Hillary. If Hillary is elected, she will appoint liberal Supreme Court justices who will strengthen Roe v. Wade, further gay rights, and take the United States on a crash course with destruction. She is another Obama (or worse) who will ruin everything good about this country and promote wickedness.” … Read More

The Daily Discovery (September 26, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) For the Bible Tells Me So: Biblical Authority Denied … Again – “‘Jesus loves me — this I know, for the Bible tells me so.’ This is a childish error? Evangelical Christianity has a big problem, says Andy Stanley, and that problem is a reliance on the Bible that is both unwarranted and unhelpful. In a recent message delivered at North Point Community Church and posted online, Stanley identifies the evangelical impulse to turn to the Bible in our defense and presentation of Christianity as a huge blunder that must be corrected.” Why Not to Have a Woman Preach – “The specific question on the table is … Read More

An Open Letter to My Theologically Inclined Friends

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ey guys and gals, hope this finds you doing well. I want to chop it up with you guys for a minute about an attitude I have found incredibly disturbing in the last few months, especially since I’ve seen it in myself. The attitude is this: I have a view, I don’t much care for yours so I will treat it (and you) however I please. Now no one will put it that bluntly, that’s just plain mean, dude. No, we won’t say that but oh my, we behave like it. Like I said, that was something I saw in myself and it was an unlikely turn of events that exposed that rot. A few years ago, I left my church … Read More

The Daily Discovery (June 28, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) George Whitefield: Calvinist Evangelist – “George Whitefield, the famed 18th century evangelist known for crossing the Atlantic Ocean thirteen times, was an instrumental figure in the Great Awakening. Also known as the ‘Grand Itinerant’, Whitefield often preached outdoors to crowds upwards of 20,000 people. He was a passionate proclaimer of the gospel of Jesus Christ, urging lost souls to be born again. Yet, throughout the entirety of his ministry, he remained fully committed to the doctrine of God’s sovereignty in salvation.” Eli and Passive Parenting – “Parenting is never easy. Nobody in this fallen world has mastered it. And when it comes to raising children in the fear of the … Read More

The Daily Discovery (May 17, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) The Absurdity of Transgenderism: A Stern but Necessary Critique – “By now we are all undoubtedly familiar with the tragic suicide of Joshua Alcorn, the transgender teenage boy who, in late December, walked onto a freeway with the intention of ending his life. In an apparent suicide note, Joshua cites a host of reasons for why he was led to end his life, most prominent of which were his parents’ attempts to discourage his identifying as a girl and his being sent to therapists in an attempt to relieve these feelings. All of the problems that ultimately culminated in his suicide, writes Joshua, stem from the … Read More

Why Ephesians is the Best Book in the Bible

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ho are you? I mean, who are you, really? As human beings, we struggle and strive to understand ourselves, often defining ourselves according to titles. But for the Christian, we need to see that our identity does not come from any superficial source; our identity is found in Jesus Christ. Before we take a single step into service or ministry, it is essential to realize that you are a son/daughter of the Most High God, a blood-bought sinner saved by the Lord Jesus Christ. For those of you who are seeking to find your identity in Christ, Ephesians may very well be the best book in the Bible! Main themes: The Body of Christ Favorite verses: “For by grace you … Read More

Why Romans is the Best Book in the Bible

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or many believers, Romans is their favorite Bible book! A while we certainly do not want to minimize the other sixty-five books, there is something special about this letter. It encapsulates the gospel, packing a hard punch of theological truth. It ignites the heart, soothes the soul, challenges the mind, and quickens the affections for Christ. In this post, we explore just some of what makes Romans the best book in the Bible. Main themes: the gospel of God Favorite verses: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.” (Rom. 1:16) “But God demonstrates His own love toward … Read More

Why You Should Read the Puritans

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he great eighteenth-century revivalist, George Whitefield, wrote:   The Puritans [were] burning and shining lights. When cast out by the black Bartholomew Act, and driven from their respective charges to preach in barns and fields, in the highways and hedges, they in a special manner wrote and preached as men having authority. Though dead, by their writings they yet speak: a peculiar unction attends them to this very hour (Works, 4:306-307). Whitefield went on to predict that Puritan writings would continue to be resurrected until the end of time due to their scriptural spirituality. Today, we are living in such a time. Interest in Puritan books has seldom been more intense. In the last fifty years, 150 Puritan authors and … Read More

[Fire Away! Podcast] Episode 020 – Big Fat Spiritual Babies (The Downgrade Continues)

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Show Notes Summary On today’s show Landon discusses a relatively new phenomenon cropping up in seeker-sensitive megachurches which berates and belittles sheep who dare to crave more doctrine and more worship.  One such Pastor refers to these people as “Big, fat spiritual babies”.  We’ll discuss how this methodology is ridiculous, anti-biblical, and downright demonic.  Then, we’ll play a message from Pastor Jordan Hall entitled “Modern Day Downgrade” that addresses in great biblical depth the current state of American Evangelicalism. (Click “Read More” for detailed show notes.)