Jesus Revolution Presents a Relevant Revival
The “Jesus Revolution”: a film exploring the genesis of the Jesus Movement that began among drugged-out hippies in the late 1960s in California and rapidly spread nationally and even internationally.
What we see is the genesis of an unplanned spiritual juggernaut that ultimately swept the country and led to the evangelical conversion of millions, including many outside the hippy subculture from which it sprang. This movement was rooted in the plain, unadorned teachings of the Bible and emphasized turning away from sin to uncompromising faith... Continue Reading
What Is Reformed Theology?
At its most basic level, the term Reformed theology refers to the theological conclusions that flowed out of the Protestant Reformation.
Today when people in evangelical churches refer to “Reformed theology” or to “being Reformed,” they often mean something less historically grounded. It is often the case today that when someone refers to holding to “Reformed theology,” they mean that they believe that God’s sovereign grace is at work in electing and saving sinners (the doctrine... Continue Reading
‘Christianity and Liberalism’ at 100
It’s worth pointing out that this year is the 100th anniversary of this landmark work: J. Gresham Machen’s Christianity and Liberalism
Machen notes how liberal Christians ignore what the Bible clearly notes as sin (see how timely it is?) when he writes, “Without the consciousness of sin, the whole of the gospel will seem to be an idle tale. But how can the consciousness of sin be revived? Something no doubt, can be accomplished by the... Continue Reading
White Fragility Is Pro-Racism
Like all anti-racists, Robin DiAngelo rejects the biblical definition of racism. That’s because the biblical definition of racism is inconvenient for her racist ideology and her ridiculous concept of white fragility.
Robin DiAngelo writes like a white supremacist, and according to her concept of white fragility, it would be racist for her to reject my accusation—according to her own silly standards, she would have to agree with me that she’s indeed a white supremacist. When I was a boy in Ghana, I once had a... Continue Reading
How the False Promises of the Sexual Revolution Created a New Religion
Identitarianism: The New Religion
Mary Eberstadt’s new book, “Adam and Eve After the Pill, Revisited,” agues, not only has the sexual revolution been disastrous for American society, politics, and churches, but it has become a simulacrum of a religion, with its own dogmas, creeds, and saints. One of the most arresting substories of Eberstadt’s book is how the sexual... Continue Reading
The Comfort of His Coming: An Amillennial Interpretation 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:10, With a Critique of the Dispensational Interpretation of Dr. John MacArthur
When the Lord returns, we shall always be together: together with him and together with one other.
Observe carefully that Paul says nothing at all about the Lord removing his Church to Heaven. The apostle leaves her—and us—in the air. What, then, will take place after this happy reunion? Here, Paul does not say. However, what he does say suggests an interpretation far richer than that of the dispensationalists. Paul writes, “And as a result of these things,... Continue Reading
The Muddy Waters of the Enneagram
Book Critique: The focus of the Enneagram is actually an attempt to rationalize away the truth of the gospel.
Unfortunately, as we look at the list of many of the sources5, Eubanks lists that he draws upon for his knowledge of the Enneagram, his worldview and his understanding of the word of God. He primarily draws from heretics, New Agers, and non-believers who are the leading lights in the Enneagram movement. This alone would... Continue Reading
Book Review—”Angry with God: An Honest Journey through Suffering and Betrayal,” by Brad Hambrick
Guidance specifically for when pain leads to grief that gets stuck in the anger phase.
What we conclude about our grief-anger at or with God and how we act upon it is critical to our healing process and, ultimately, our spiritual growth. The effort we give to understanding our grief-anger may well bring a solution for our own good, not only because we may manage our suffering better, but also because we can find... Continue Reading
The Forward-Pointing Nature of Old Testament People, Institutions, and Events
In my book 40 Questions About Typology and Allegory, I offer a longer definition of typology that I hope encompasses the kinds of types that are discernible in the Old Testament. A biblical type is a person, office, place, institution, event, or thing in salvation history that anticipates, shares correspondences with, escalates toward, and resolves in its... Continue Reading
Book Review: The Holy Spirit
The Spirit, together with the Father and the Son, is fully engaged in creation, providence and redemption.
The book has the following outline. The first section is a historical survey of discussion in the church. The focus here is that the Trinity is indivisible and so the works of the Spirit are inseparable from those of the Father and the Son. So when we consider the Spirit, we must not think of... Continue Reading
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