Of course there are Apostles Today

Crossroads asks "Are there Apostles Today?" and answers her own question by saying "I absolutely believe there are apostles today. There is nothing in Scripture that denotes otherwise. If we accept the Ephesian 4:11 offices* for prophet, evangelist and pastor-teacher, then we must also accept apostle. To do otherwise is theologically dishonest." I'm right with you there. Maybe this is another thing I could disagree with the Jollyblogger over! … [Read more...]

More on Biblical inerrancy for the neo-liberals and their friends

I havent forgotten Sven and Richard et al and I will get onto interacting with them. But in the meantime, david has helped me out AGAIN by reminding me of two fantastic posts on biblical inerrrancy he did last year here and here. I hop they are of interest, and to be honest the approach to scripture is the foundational issue in my view. … [Read more...]

The nicest email i've had in a LONG time and the Chrisitan carnival

Look what arrived in my email today- --------------------------------------------- Hi David & Adrian, I want you both to know how much I enjoy your websites. I think most bloggers forget that there is a real person out there reading their stuff, but you consistently exhibit dignity, decency and courtesy to people you don't know, and that means so much to me. I don't think I've ever seen either of you be unkind even to people with whom you don't agree. I can't say I always agree with … [Read more...]

Sola scriptura and the wrath of God

The World of Sven has clearly wrestled honestly with some of these issues which are starting to divide the online community of "God bloggers". It is interesting talking to my wife about this. She is very gracious and loving but cannot understand why people who would deny the notion that Jesus died to take away the punishment for our sins could be considered Christians. I choose to interact with people like Sven and Richard simply because I consider them first as people that I should reach out … [Read more...]

Be afraid….be very afraid Warnie is back!

World of Sven may have been getting fed up with my posting on blogging, but he and the neo-liberals may rue the day he reminded me that I had unfinished business with them! If he thinks that I have forgotten about all that in my latest obsession with organising the Christian blogosphere, he is wrong. I dont have time right now to hit back fully so I will post a link to his article so other people can do it for- but trust me, the neo-liberal basher is back. Whats more that rude parody which I … [Read more...]

The Creme de la Creme of Godblogs?

Eternal Perspectives has been incredibly kind about me and the 1o Christian Bloggers Adrian Warnock is a visionary and pioneer in Christian blogs (AKA Godblogs). He is the genius behind the Blogdom of God and, more recently, has created 10 Christian Blogs, a compilation of the some of the best and brightest Christian bloggers out there......... My own experience with Adrian's Ten Mighty Bloggers has been encouraging and rewarding. Whatever modest success I have had during my brief (three … [Read more...]

What is a proposition?

Someone just emailed me to ask "what does this post On unicorns and propositions actually mean?" Am flattered that they turn to my wisdom but am in a tearing hurry tonight to get away from a PC screen for once. Therefore a free link, much cudos and respect goes to the person who in the judgement of me and my enquirer can best answer that question. Actually language and propositions are critical to the debate we are having on neo-liberalism/the emergent church so may the best man (or woman) … [Read more...]

A Christian worldview – more from Nancy Pearcey

The book Total Truth is proving very interesting indeed. Her central thesis is quite clearly described and is very well explained. If only the neo-liberals were as good at explaining themselves it would make our task of critquing and responding so much easier. Christianity is not a series of truths in the plural but rather truth spelled with a capital "T" Truth about total reality not just about religious things....Christians are called to redeem entire cultures, not just … [Read more...]

Attacking the atonement from the other side?

Wink over at Parableman seems to be keen to reject the notion of "substitution". Unlike some neoliberals he does accept that there is a punishment element to the cross. However he emphasises the verses that speak of our union with Christ in his death. Unfortunately attacking the notion of the atonement from this other side still has the same effect- ie the whole eddifice of evangelical doctrine comes tumbling down. You see he states "In Penal Union, it is true that we do not escape … [Read more...]

"Our understandings of the gospel constantly change" Brian McLaren

In the second foreword to Dan Kimballs book about the Emergent church Brian McLaren writes Our understandings of the gospel constantly change as we engage in mission in our complex dynamic world, as we discover that the gospel has a rich kalaidoscope of meaning to offer, yielding unexplored layers of depth, revealing uncounted facets of insight and relevance. No doubt as we look back and see ways in which our modern understandings of the gospel were limited or flawed I wonder whether this … [Read more...]


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