Tullian Tchividjian Files for Divorce
Tullian Tchividjian filed for divorce on Thursday in Broward County, Florida.
There was little public information available about the divorce filing. Under Florida law, one party must establish that the marriage is “irretrievably broken” in order for the union to be dissolved. Tullian and his wife, Kim, married in 1994 and have three children. Tullian Tchividjian, Billy Graham’s grandson, filed for divorce on Thursday in Broward... Continue Reading
Living with a Brain Injury
I didn’t want anyone to know that I was brain damaged. I didn’t think they’d understand and I really didn’t know how to explain it.
I wrote all this down to face my problems with honesty and to stop hiding behind the “this is not happening category.” I needed to face reality and know that my brain is broken, to come clean that I have brain injury problems instead of hiding the problems; to be open to the truth. God... Continue Reading
John Stonestreet Named President of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview
Author, speaker and Colson colleague assumes role immediately
Stonestreet is the co-author of three books-the latest being Restoring All Things (with Warren Cole Smith). He remains a featured faculty member of Summit Ministries in Manitou Springs, Colorado, and has engaged deeply in collegiate life, lecturing frequently on college campuses and formerly serving on the teaching faculty of two Christian colleges. Lansdowne, Va.... Continue Reading
Biblical Theology: Vos the Dogmatician
Geerhardus Vos (1862-1949) is known as the father of orthodox Reformed confessional theology
“Over the years there has been an unfortunate and unnecessary debate between biblical theologians and systematic theologians. The debate is unfortunate since it has gotten in the way of the mutual reinforcement, augmentation, and correction that ought to occur between both theological disciplines.” Geerhardus Vos (1862-1949) is widely known as the father of orthodox... Continue Reading
When America Put Pastors in Prison
The Baptist battle for religious liberty
The troubles in Virginia generated a backlash, as Enlightened elites and evangelical Christians alike called for a new era of religious freedom. That reaction birthed the most important statutes regarding religious liberty in American history. Backed by legions of Baptists and other evangelicals, Madison and Jefferson finally secured the adoption of the Bill for Establishing... Continue Reading
The PCA’s South Florida Presbytery Deposes Tullian Tchividjian from Ministry
The South Florida Presbytery voted to depose Tullian Tchividjian at its August 11, 2015 meeting.
“While Pastor Tullian Tchividjian was deposed of his pastoral credentials, the South Florida Presbytery is committed to continuing to offer him pastoral care. Our goal in doing this is to both protect the integrity of the Church from which his credentials were given while, at the same time, wrapping Tullian in the grace offered by... Continue Reading
Federal Officials Warn States Not to Defund Planned Parenthood
StemExpressLLC cuts ties with Planned Parenthood, loses in court, denies any wrongdoing.
Officials in New Hampshire, Alabama, and Louisiana have announced plans to defund Planned Parenthood in the wake of a series of undercover videos from a pro-life group. But cutting that funding may violate federal law, reports The Wall Street Journal, since Medicaid beneficiaries can received services from “any qualified provider.” That includes Planned Parenthood, according... Continue Reading
On Leaving Church
Many Christians who have stopped going to church; they have not given up on God nor renounced their faith. The are the Dones.
“Oh for radically Bible-saturated, God-centered, Christ-exalting, self-sacrificing, mission-mobilizing, soul-saving, culture-confronting pastors!” John Piper “When the church is absolutely different from the world, she invariably attracts it. It is then that the world is made to listen to her message, though it may hate it at first.” Martyn Lloyd-Jones There are many Christians who have... Continue Reading
Bishop Jakes, Could You Clarify Your Stance on Homosexuality?
At best, your comments left your hearers in the dark; at worst, they gave the impression that you now support same-sex “marriage.”
I agree with you that all of us need room to grow in our faith and understanding, but are there no hills to die on, no absolute certainties of the faith, no moral boundaries that cannot be crossed? You characterized your position on homosexuality as “Evolved and evolving,” adding, “I think that where I am... Continue Reading
Why I Don’t Believe in Christian Accountability
Change the word from “accountability” to “advocacy;” it can be described as active support, intercession, or pleading and arguing in favor of someone.
Advocacy focuses on the “yes,” not the “no.” Too often, typical Christian accountability revolves around long lists of what NOT to do. We spend way too much time discussing and managing the sin. Often, we lock onto the most minor unhealthy behaviors and think that’s going to prepare us for success in life. Unfortunately, we... Continue Reading