Attorney General Mukasey exonerates Calvinists

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Tim Ellsworth calls attention to an important statement by Attorney General Michael Mukasey. When asked about profiling Muslims, Mukasey said, “So far as focusing investigations, we investigate where the threat is coming from. The threat is coming from Islamist extremism. It’s not coming from Calvinism.” (emphasis added) It is obvious from this statement that Mukasey…



Hotlinks 3.28.08

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Aaron Turner is a pastor-turned-church-planter who had developed a web-design and online marketing business to support himself so that he can be free to travel anywhere to pursue his new calling. He does great work and he is a faithful brother. Check out his work. Heritage Baptist Church in Owensboro, Kentucky is hosting what promises…



Censoring the Gospel Update: Letter from the Publisher

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When a Christian repents his repentance should be as notorious as his sin. When an organization does something wrong or foolish and then takes measures to correct their actions I believe that the decision to change should be as made known as widely as was the mistake. Reggie Joyner, Founder of ReThink, the publisher of…



8 year old interview with Timothy George

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Wyman Richardson recently posted an interview he conducted with Timothy George back in 2000. It is very good both for its content and perspective. They talk about Reformed Theology and there is hardly anyone better to discuss that topic than Timothy. Wyman asks good questions and appropriate followups so that this interview affords us to…



Censoring the Gospel

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When the Gospel is lost I guess it really doesn’t matter if you withhold the facts of Jesus’ death and resurrection from children. That seems to be the rationale behind one publisher of children’s Sunday School curriculum. The guys over at Two Institutions blow the whistle on this knavery. You must read the publisher’s explanation…



Truth Happens

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The wise man tells us to “buy the truth and do not sell it” (Proverbs 23:23) and Jude admonishes us to “contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints” (3). These and other texts imply that truth will not always have smooth sailing or be received with welcome arms. But…



John 3:16 Conference, take 2

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Diane Lytle alerted me in a comment that Dr. Steve Lemke has explained the purpose of the announced John 3:16 conference coming up this fall in Woodstock, Georgia. Dr. Lemke writes, This conference is intended as a majoritarian Southern Baptist response to the “Building Bridges” and “Together for the Gospel” conferences. The announcement of this…



Brister cools off Global Warming Debate

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Finally, someone has brought much-needed sanity to the recent Global Warming flap in the SBC. Through extensive research and interviews, Timmy Brister has brought together information that cannot be found in any other single source. The combination of cool heads and hot air make for the kind of moderate climate that breeds the kind of…



T4M–Together for the madness

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Jesse Phillips is hosting a Together for the Madness pool to pick the NCAA National Basketball Champions. All of the details are available on his blog, where you can sign up to be included in the fun. Basketball has a special place in our family because it is the sport that God used to help…



Brister accepts call to Grace in Cape Coral

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Tonight Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, where I serve as Senior Pastor, called Tim Brister to become our Associate Pastor. He has accepted that call and hopes to be on the field the last week of May. The process has been very deliberate and marked by clear indications of the Lord’s guidance throughout. Tim…