The Virgin Birth of Jesus

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Several years ago Larry King, the well-known talk show host, was asked who he would like to interview if he had his pick from all of history. His answer was Jesus Christ. The questioner paused and said, “What is the one question you would like to ask Him?” Larry King answered, “I would ask Him…



Iain Murray on what is lacking in modern preaching

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One of God’s wonderful gifts to the contemporary church is Iain Murray. Minister, Author and lecturer, Murray founded the Banner of Truth Trust in 1957. The publication and distribution of “Banner Books” has been one of the chief instruments in the revival of gospel-centered Christianity in our day. Iain Murray’s books and preaching have always…

 

Why I am hopeful about the GCR movement

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Over the last several months I have repeatedly been asked why I support the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force (GCRTF) and the broader impetus that led to its formation. A full explanation would include some necessary nuances and caveats that transcend the limits of a blog post, but the main reasons can at least be…



Charles Simeon, Calvinism, Arminianism and Cooperation

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Charles Simeon was an Anglican who served Trinity Church in Cambridge, England for 54 years. The story of his life and ministry are fascinating and challenging to modern pastors who tend to be soft and too quick to retreat in the face of opposition and trial. Simeon tells the following story from his early years…



SBTS Panel Discussion on Multi-Site Churches

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Al Mohler led a panel discussion hosted by Southern Baptist Theological Seminary two days ago. Greg Gilbert is the lone opponent of the practice among the panel members. Other participants are Kevin, Ezell, the lead pastor of High View Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky–one church meeting in six locations, Gregg Allison, professor of Christian Theology…

 

USA Today on banning evangelical faith from sports

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Tom Krattenmaker thinks that religion and sports don’t mix. At least certain kinds of religious conviction shouldn’t be allowed in the realm of athletics. With the release of his book on the subject, Onward Christian Athletes: Turning Ballparks into Pulpits and Players into Preachers, Krattenmaker looks to extend his peculiar views of religious discrimination to…



Spiritual Warfare on Pilgrim Radio

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On October 19, 2009 Bill Feltner and the good folks at Pilgrim Radio will begin broadcasting a series of sermons I preached last year on spiritual warfare. The station is located in Nevada and its programs can be heard in the southwestern United States as well as on the internet. Check the links for more…



International Blasphemy Day-A Christian Response

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Today is International Blasphemy Day, sponsored by the Center for Inquiry. The Center’s mission is “to foster a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist value.” As part of the day’s celebration the CFI is sponsoring a blasphemy contest, inviting people to submit poems, phrases and statements that are blasphemous. I…