The Bestsellers: Your Best Life Now

Osteen talks about God throughout, but it is not the God of the Bible he has in mind

I have written about Osteen and his books a few times over the years. He was the inspiration for an article I titled “Smilingly Leading You to Hell” in which I said, “Both the history of the church and contemporary Evangelical church are replete with nice people who are in complete rebellion against God. Is... Continue Reading

Christian Publisher Plans Pro-’Gay’ Book, Employees ‘Under Threat’

Multnomah appears poised to make the same mistake as World Vision

An “imprint” in the publishing world is like a mask – the name and logo of the entity may be unique, but the same staff, editors, executives, promoters, are behind the book as are behind those put out by other “imprints” (i.e., directly from Multnomah, and wearing that brand/mask). So Multnomah is now consciously trying... Continue Reading

Five Errors to Drop From Your Easter Sermon

If you want to help people see Holy Week with fresh eyes, start by dropping these familiar fallacies.

This Easter, let’s make sure we don’t leave out the “glory” part when we tell the story of Jesus’ suffering. No doubt, the Cross was glorious in and of itself in displaying Jesus’ perfect obedience, God’s love for humanity, and the God-man’s rendering of substitutionary atonement for sinners. Jesus’ earthly work is indeed “finished” (John... Continue Reading

Is It Right For A Christian To Take Antidepressants?

Handling and treating depression in beleivers

Christians have flocked to psychiatrists and psychologists to seek help for their sadness without giving the first thought to what the Word says about living faithfully and with hope in the midst of a fallen world. Too often this has resulted in medicating when the best approach would have been to address the heart with... Continue Reading

Canadian Law Society Backs School’s Religious Freedom

Country’s first Christian law school moves closer to reality

Trinity Western University (TWU) in Langley, British Columbia, received the accreditation despite intense criticism from gay rights groups and some members of the legal community who claim TWU’s community covenant discriminates against homosexuals. A proposed resolution would have refused to recognize Trinity Western graduates, but it failed on a 20-6 vote.   (WNS)–The Law Society... Continue Reading

High Noon At Bryan College

The board of trustees meets over the controversy surrounding the school’s statement of faith

“The key debate here concerns the historicity of Adam, created—according to Chapter 2 of Genesis—by God’s special formative act. Bryan’s situation is not unique: Professors at many Christian colleges, often influenced by the BioLogos Foundation, contend that God worked through evolution to produce Adam. Some say there were many Adams, others suggest that God made... Continue Reading

South Carolina Supreme Court Takes Jurisdiction Over TEC Appeals

Justices’ decision likely prevents TEC from using legal maneuvers to drag out proceedings

“We are grateful that the South Carolina Supreme Court recognized that TEC and TECSC are misusing the judicial system to delay resolution of this case,” said the Rev. Jim Lewis, Canon to the Ordinary of the Diocese. “Their strategy of using legal motions to delay court decisions caused eight months to be wasted when they... Continue Reading

R.C. Sproul: Dispensationalism Brought Us The ‘Carnal Christian,’ The ‘Sinner’s Prayer, And More Antinomianism

Some outcomes of Dispensationalism for the Christian life

“….You had the circle with the chair, and you had the cross outside the circle, and ‘S’ the self, was on the chair, and that’s the picture of the unregenerate person, the pagan. But then you have the next stage of those who are regenerated, where now, Christ is inside the circle, but not on... Continue Reading

President’s Apology Adds to College’s Saga

A Baptist college president has apologized for comments about a state convention executive director

“Aguillard had said that he suspected Hankins was fomenting an anti-Calvinism controversy at Louisiana College and that he had heard a rumor that Hankins wanted his son, Eric Hankins, currently a pastor in Mississippi, to replace Augillard as the college’s president.”   A Baptist college president has apologized for comments about a state convention executive... Continue Reading

Charitable Confusion

World Vision reverses decision to hire employees in same-sex marriages, but questions remain about theological clarity

Still, questions remain over the leadership’s position on the issue. The reversal statement spoke of “the biblical covenant of marriage between a man and a woman,” and the organization’s commitment to the Bible as the “only, infallible Word of God.” But 48 hours earlier, Stearns had compared the issue of same-sex marriage to disagreements over... Continue Reading