The Daily Discovery (September 13, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Gospel-Centered Monster Making – “Some people wonder (others fuss about) why we at Mortification of Spin seem to devote so much energy to objecting to the celebrity culture and methods of Big Reformed(ish) Evangelicalism. That’s an easy question to answer. It’s bad for the church. Period. The Reformed community has created their own version of the monster made by broader evangelicalism; a monster they continue to suffer from. Just becasue our theology is better does not mean that we will avoid the dangers inherent in entrusting certain para-church ministries with the duties of the church. Just because we are Calvinists doesn’t mean that our celebrities are any … Read More

The Daily Discovery (August 17, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Was Paul Seeker Sensitive? – “In modern times, many people try to present the Gospel in ways that will make it seem more attractive to their ‘target audience’. Whether it is the ‘seeker-sensitive’ movement in churches, contextualization in Muslim-dominated countries, or reinterpreting the Bible’s teachings on marriage or creation, people often seem to want to make the Gospel as inoffensive as possible.” Are You One of Jesus’ Sheep? (Part 5) – “In contrast to the sheep recognizing the voice of the Shepherd, here we see that they do not recognize the voice of a stranger. This is one of the greatest evidences of whether or not … Read More

The Daily Discovery (April 27, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Continuationism is not a non-essential doctrinal issue – “I am becoming convinced more and more every day that continuationism is not just a non-essential doctrinal issue for Christians. My thinking about this started shortly after the Strange Fire conference as I engaged continuationist critics on social media. They denounced the conference with such fervent descriptions as hateful, divisive, painting with a broad brush, throwing all the faithful Pentecostal/charismatic people from around the world under a heresy bus.” Continuationism is not a non-essential doctrinal issue [Part 2] – “I have taken up explaining why I believe continuationism is not a non-essential doctrinal issue. My previous post introduced my basic thoughts … Read More

The Daily Discovery (April 13, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) The Privilege of Addressing God as “Father” – “Go with a group of Christians and listen to them pray in a home prayer meeting or Bible study, and invariably as Christians pray out loud one after another will address God how? They’ll start their prayer by saying, ‘Father,’ or ‘our heavenly Father.’ It’s the most common expression that we as Christians use to address God. And why not, when our Lord taught us to pray, He said, ‘When you pray’ say what? ‘Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed by Thy name.’ What could be more basic to Christianity than to address God as Father?” #firstworldchristianity … Read More

The Daily Discovery (April 8, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Keeping the Faith in A Faithless Age: the Church as a Moral Minority – “For centuries the Christian church has been the center of Western civilization. Western culture, government, law, and society were based on explicitly Christian principles. Concern for the individual, a commitment to human rights, and respect for the good, the beautiful, and the true-all of these grew out of Christian convictions and the influence of revealed religion.” Did God Break the Law for Love? – “It happened again. A popular preacher said something in a sermon, it made its way to social media, and lots of people got upset. This happens quite often, … Read More

The Daily Discovery (April 5, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Movie Review: God’s Not Dead 2 – “It’s been just over two years since the movie God’s Not Dead came out.  When it came out on DVD, I saw it and wrote a review.  I wasn’t a fan because God’s Not Dead wasn’t a movie about Christianity; it was a movie about cultural Christianity.  It was a movie about the sort of shallow religiosity that I was taught when I was a teenager. It was a movie where “theism” is the same as ‘Christianity’. It was a movie where people become Christians without repenting of their sin or even mentioning Jesus at all. It was a movie where the … Read More

[Fire Away! Podcast] Episode 007 – ‘Judge Not That You Be Not Judged’

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Show Notes: Summary On today’s show Landon discusses the topic of judging and whether or not Christians are called to judge.  Most Christians have been called judgmental at one time or another so he’ll biblically address this topic in-depth.  Also, he discusses the story of David and Goliath.  You might be wondering why in the world he’d discuss such an elementary Bible story.  The reason is because there seems to be a large group of Christians who think that they are David and their problems in life are Goliath.  In fact, many pastors relay this from their pulpits.  This is simply not the case and it’s a misunderstanding of the Bible to think that way.  He’ll lay out exactly how … Read More

False Conversions and the “Sinner’s Prayer”: A Damnable Epidemic in the Modern Church

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2 Corinthians 13:5 [ESV] “Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test!” his is a good question for all of us to ponder.  Is Christ in you?  How do you know?  What proof is there of his presence in your life?  Of course, along with Paul, I believe there is a core of belief that surrounds true faith. But this test asks about your subjective awareness.  So, is Christ in you?1 I recently addressed this issue in Episode 003 of Fire Away! but I’m going to take some time to expand on this idea of false … Read More

[Fire Away! Podcast] Episode 003 – The Sinner’s Prayer Sends People to Hell

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Program Segments: [ 02:11 ] Jesus is all over the place in the Old Testament.  In fact, the Bible is one long scarlet thread that talks about Jesus. [ 16:17 ] The sinner’s prayer has sent more people to hell than anything else in the modern age.  What does the Bible have to say about how one gets saved? [ 58:11 ] Verse of the Day: Romans 8:28 does not apply to just anybody.