The quest for unity around personalities and preachers . . . is never lasting, although it may seem to have short-lived success.
Our love for the gospel is most clear when we delight to see it prosper . . . when other people will be viewed as the human agents of its success.
One must differentiate between fundamentalism as an idea and fundamentalism as a movement.
I am convinced that the complementarian position will strengthen the church in her God given-role to proclaim and protect the gospel.
A pastor should know his congregation, and a Christian should know his non-Christian friend, so they both can exercise wisdom and sensitivity in communicating the gospel.
We need to remember that we are bound by the Word of God to speak the truth in love. Some of us are so wired to “speak the truth” that we fail to do it in love.
In this new gospel, the great “evils” to be redressed do not call for any fundamental change of direction in the human heart.
Wrath and worth are perfectly matched together. The former takes the measure of the latter and expresses itself accordingly. One is as precious as the other.
Jesus did not claim the throne of Rome or any other empire. No, his claim was over the whole world, the entire creation, and for that only thorns would do.
So essential is the gospel to the Christian life that we need to be saturated in it in order to be healthy church members.
For all his off-the-cuff casualness, McLaren is nothing if not deliberate. He has an agenda, and it’s to reset altogether the church’s understanding of the gospel.
I love my sheep, and I love myself. And it’s those two loves, wrongly focused, that tempt me down a gospel-denying path.
John Piper offers his thoughts on the New Perspective and other prominent topics today. He also briefly interacts with Bruce Ware on the extent of the atonement.
I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through […]
Bell’s “questions” are not as innocuous as they first sound. They are the means by which he permits one to disconnect and throw away the springs one doesn’t like.