Dishonest Calvinists (?) and the call for integrity

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Does anyone else find it troubling to hear what sounds like a growing chorus of criticism directed toward Calvinistic pastors who run into difficulties when trying to shepherd their congregations toward greater spiritual health? Mixed in with the criticism is a charge that such men have been dishonest in the way they have gone into…

  

1 Corinthians 9:19-23, Paul on Accommodation

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A couple of days ago David Young made this observation about my comments on 1 Corinthians 9:22b: Now that we have heard what the text is NOT about, I’m curious to know what Dr. Ascol believes the text IS about. He wrote that he believes there needs to be some reconsidering, so how about another…

 

Landmarkism and the SBC

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Gene Bridges has begun to post online the text of his recently printed volume on Landmarkism. The full title is, A Condensed History of Landmarkism in the Southern Baptist Convention with Particular Reference to Baptism and the International Mission Board in the Present Day (Gene is a graduate of the Jonathan Edwards School of book…



Maybe the best $10 you will ever spend

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G. Burch left this comment (completely off subject) on a previous thread:Tom, Ten dollars to hear you speak at a breakfast? What’s up with that? There’s a guy (who will remain anonymous at this time) who is going to be in the room next to you wrestle his deacons in a cage match then give…



Godcasting

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When technology trumps ecclesiology, it is one more sign that Neil Postman is right: we are living in a Technopoly. Read about the arrival of technochurch. HT: Slice of Laodicea



All things to all men

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I noted yesterday that 1 Corinthians 9:22 (at least part of it) is often used to justify all kinds of activities done in the name of evangelism. But when Paul expresses his evangelistic passion to us in showing us just how far he is willing to go (“I have become all things to all men…



"A Match Made in Heaven"?

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That’s the title of the article in the May 8, 2006 issue of ESPN The Magazine. The double-page, full color introduction to the article is a racy picture of 2 women (?) wrestlers in a ring, one standing over the other, about to kick her. The kickee is holding the ropes, grimmacing and in obvious…