Geneva College President Ken Smith Announces Resignation
The Geneva College Board of Trustees announced on April 13 President Ken Smith’s resignation from Geneva, effective June 30, 2015.
Dr. Bill Edgar, immediate past chair of the Board of Trustees, current chair of the Board of Corporators, and past chair of the Board of Trustees of the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary, will act as interim president beginning July 1, 2015. During his interim presidency the Board will conduct a search for a new president.... Continue Reading
Gordon College Accuses Gay Activists Of Discriminating Against Its Christian Students
No college has taken more flak after running afoul of the gay rights movement than Gordon College, but it turns out the small Christian institution also has some supporters.
So far Gordon’s admissions have not suffered, with the number of applications received a little higher than last year, Mr. Sweeney said. The school has about 1,800 undergraduates and about 300 graduate students. “We’re hoping folks will remember the type of institution we are and respect the religious beliefs that are part of that, none of... Continue Reading
Meet the Women Apologists
Apologetics has long been a bastion of men — until now
“As she continued talking to her coach and reading works of apologetics—including N. T. Wright’s defense of the Resurrection—Ordway confessed faith in Christ. Now she finds herself in another new country, directing the master in apologetics (MAA) program at Houston Baptist University (HBU), a small liberal arts college in the heart of the nation’s energy... Continue Reading
A New Way Forward for Redeemer Seminary in Dallas
A statement from the Redeemer Seminary Board on recent actions
Trustee Brad Bradley, former executive director of the Southwest Church Planting Network, is now the interim president of Redeemer Seminary. The search for a new president is underway. Former president Steve Vanderhill will continue to serve the seminary as Chief Operating Officer…Professor of Old Testament, Dr. Doug Gropp, has been appointed as academic dean. ... Continue Reading
Did Jesus Suffer the Wrath of the Father for All Sinners?
For whom did Jesus die?
God owes man nothing save damnation. What He chooses to give, outside of damnation, is all of grace. Which means in turn that He treats His elect one way, and the reprobate another. All to the everlasting praise of His glory. Just for the elect. This truth is hard for some people for what seems... Continue Reading
Jesus Loves Me This I Know, For The Bible Tells Me So
There are great many wonderful hymns and Christian songs, but none surpass the amazing truth: Jesus loves me this I know for the Bible tells me so.
How do we know this? The only way that we can know these amazing truths for certain is explained in the little song. “Jesus loves me this I know; for the Bible tells me so.” We can be sure of Jesus’ love because God has revealed this truth to us in his Word, the Bible. Only... Continue Reading
A Message from the Redeemer Seminary Board of Trustees Executive Committee
In decisions involving personnel and employment, not all matters can be addressed in public forums.
Redeemer’s statement of Core Values on Unity in the Church includes the following, “we are called to ‘bear with one another in love with all patience and humility’ and ‘make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.’ ” The Seminary invites all concerned “to pray, lifting up holy... Continue Reading
LifeWay Pulls All ‘Heaven Tourism’ Titles in Doubts Over Authenticity and Theology
The decision follows a 2014 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) resolution on "the sufficiency of Scripture regarding the afterlife"
The SBC resolution warned Christians against allowing “the numerous books and movies purporting to explain or describe the afterlife experience” to “become their source and basis for an understanding of the afterlife” and affirmed “the sufficiency of biblical revelation over subjective experiential explanations to guide one’s understanding of the truth about heaven and hell”. ... Continue Reading
Navy Chaplain Allegedly Removed From Unit for Teaching Christian View of Sexuality
A Pentecostal chaplain once assigned to elite Navy SEAL units may be kicked out of the Navy for allegedly scolding sailors for homosexuality and premarital sex
“Christianne Witten, a spokeswoman for the Navy Chaplain Corps, said Modder has been temporarily reassigned to Naval Support Activity Charleston as one of the staff chaplains while Navy Personnel Command officials review the detachment for cause action.” A Pentecostal chaplain once assigned to elite Navy SEAL units may be kicked out of the Navy... Continue Reading
Voluntourism: More Harm than Good
We are content in our hearts, affectionate to each other, and attentive to our souls. Perhaps the greater need is for us to be helping you.”
The “mission trip model“ has been praised for the individuals willing to sacrifice their time and money for impoverished communities, doing as Christ would. However, without knowledge of language, local culture, societal nuances, and the economical framework of the community, this type of “voluntourism” is sometimes wasteful at best, and possibly destructive to the community... Continue Reading