By Tullian Tchividjian , Christian Post Guest Columnist Below is an excerpt from my forthcoming book Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free It is not exactly breaking news to say that our culture has an aversion to suffering, regardless of how inescapable it may be. This is because we-you and me-have an aversion to … Continue reading Theology of Glory vs. Theology of the Cross
By believing in Christ and what he did one afternoon 2000 years ago we prepare to die today. There is a history of fanatical protestantism is basically gnostic. It contrasts everything internal with everything external. That is so say that an experience that happens inside of you is more important that an external word of … Continue reading How do you prepare to die?
Don Carson’s The Gagging of God is a discussion on the influence of postmodern hermeneutics and philosophical pluralism on the church. The title is indicative of the thrust of the book however it has a two-fold meaning. I initially thought the word “gagging” was to be understood as a “silencing” God. The flow of thought … Continue reading Reflection on the book The Gagging of God, D.A. Carson
Sometimes there are doubts about Adam being a representative for all. The point here is to emphasize the fact that Adam was a Federal Head. That is to say that Adam represented not just himself but all mankind. This sometimes comes under attack by the likes of Pelagians and others who will usually end up … Continue reading Dead in Sin
From Matthew Hall's blog. The Southern Baptist Convention have created 1700 "affinity churches" including the "Happy Trails Cowboy Church" (uhhh). Their idea is to build a church with a theme, then when people who like that theme hear about it, they will go to that church. They got golf churches, blue grass enthusiasts, and members … Continue reading Niche Churches???