Do Not Be Surprised…This ‘n’ That (15 November 2013)

  • Are we really having this conversation? Evangelical egalitarianism surely is on the rise. Never mind what the Bible says, so long as this world is happy, right?
  • Why does this not surprise me?
  • I can guarantee that an article like this exposing Joyce Meyer Joel Osteen would never appear in a so-called ‘Christian’ publication like The Christian Post or Christianity Today. Instead, it was published in the Huffington Post. And that’s sad.
  • Speaking of ‘Christian’ publications that rarely publish anything remotely Christian, Christianity Today is looking for theology in everyone’s favorite book. No, not the Bible . . . the Hunger Games books.
  • But hey, it’s not like they’re teaching theology based on Bruce Springsteen songs or anything.
  • The ebook of Steve Lawson’s The Gospel Focus of Charles Spurgeon is free through November! It’s a great read.
  • The Mormon church is Florida’s largest private landowner.
  • Here’s your weekly dose of adorable. Actually, this may be several doses, so be careful.
  • Some states want to bring back cursive writing. This is probably a good thing, but as someone whose handwriting is a blend of printing, cursive and chicken scratch, let’s just say I’m glad this doesn’t affect me.
  • Here’s a new gospel tract that Justin Edwards of airō has developed. Definitely a worthwhile purchase.
  • We hear a lot about sola Scriptura (and rightly so), but is it always understood correctly?
  • Oh, well at least Kay Arthur didn’t “hear any audible voices or anything.” (Yes, I’m rolling my eyes.)
  • Yes, this is good. Of course, a healed Aaron Rodgers would be better, but we’ll take what we can get.
  • I have no words.
  • Fred Zaspel of Credo Magazine reflects on the recent death of his daughter.
  • Rick Warren says that “One of the ways you know a church is having corporate renewal is the singing gets better.” No, really, he actually said that. I know it’s probably one of the dumbest things anyone has ever said, but he really did say it.
  • Vision Forum Ministries has closed.
  • It’s no secret how I felt about The Bible miniseries. Now February will bring a full-length feature film. And Mark Driscoll is excited about it.
  • A little Harvest Bible Chapel ‘hmmm‘ for your Friday.
  • Phil Johnson teaches us four points about tongues from 1 Corinthians 14.
  • The Puritan commitment to sola Scriptura:

 

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