Read the book, but just make sure you’re not convinced of the stupidity of the regulative principle by that one-page section.
To be quite honest, I believe a comprehensive look at Baptist history would reveal plainly that Baptists historically have been largely a Calvinistic people.
The danger of trying to survey and summarize so many different books on so many different topics is that you will have neither space nor focus to deal with any of the issues well.
So long as the reader keeps in mind that community service cannot be the goal of the Christian life, Lewis’s book makes some helpful points.
Never assume that God wants you to follow a desire that is contrary to any principle laid out in His Word.
I can appreciate Brian McLaren’s determination to think about postmodernism, but I do think he has surrendered far too much.
Murray’s charge is that Christian leaders in the latter half of the 1900’sforgot that the most important question the church must ask is “What is a Christian?”
The structure of cell churches the author proposes seems to me to surrender far too much of what it means to be a church.
J. I. Packer’s Finding God’s Will is a very useful and characteristically careful study of guidance in the New Testament.
This is a very useful book, especially for the theologically astute seeker of God’s will.
The book is, for the most part, an unquestioning, uncritical, and naively approving tribute to anything that could pass as “creative.”
John Armstrong has compiled a book called Reforming Pastoral Ministry that is a well-placed and much-needed dart in the balloon of the church growth movement.
James Thwaites is a sobering example of what can happen when we allow a philosophy or idea to gain ascendancy in our minds, and only then ask the Scriptures to agree with us.
Jesus never made social problems or social action His overriding concern. Hammett needs either to understand that, or at least to write it, more clearly.
This is indeed a day when novel ideas about Jesus are frequent and fashionable, but far from correcting those errors, this book only serves to make them even more acute.