Terry Virgo – The Leader of newfrontiers

UPDATE - I have published an interview with Terry VirgoWell, I am back! I thought to begin with I would share a few links with you about the leader of newfrontiers - the worldwide family of churches on a mission of which I am thrilled to be a part. Terry is widely known on this side of the Atlantic, even outside of charismatic circles - I am not sure how true that is in the States. I do hope that you enjoy finding out a bit more about him.Pages On My Blog Terry Virgo in the blogosphere and UCCF … [Read more...]

REMOTE BLOGGING – The International Baptist Conference

Thanks to Tim Challies' pastor, Paul Martin, I bring you some quotes from the International Baptist Conference. By now you know the score: here are some quotes from the main sessions in reverse order. IBC Session 4: Mark Dever - "Worship in the New Testament" "The nature of worship is offering your whole self to God as a living sacrifice. That may be the most important point in this message – the offering of yourself. When we restrict worship to church buildings and singing songs, we miss the p … [Read more...]

BLOGDOM TODAY – So What Did We Miss?

Well, I've just about caught my breath from the conference posts, but thought it might be an idea to just list a few things some of us might have missed whilst we have all been away. No pretty pictures in this post, I am sorry, but lots of lovely links to take up all the room instead!This week, I will not be as available as normal to interact with email and comments since I am traveling with work and will not have time in the evenings to blog, and then when I get back I have a sermon to prepare … [Read more...]

London Theology for All Conference Information

THEOLOGY FOR ALL — ANNUAL DAY CONFERENCE(Formerly Tyndale Fellowship Associates)Saturday 30th September 200610.00 a.m. — 4.00 p.m.Speaker: Professor Carl TruemanI have just been made aware of this conference in London, and some spaces are still available for next Saturday. If I wasn't already busy, I would be tempted to go!Carl Trueman is currently Professor of Historical Theology and Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He previously served on the Faculties of the … [Read more...]

MARTYN LLOYD-JONES ROUND-UP

Martyn Lloyd-Jones was unquestionably the world's greatest English-speaking Christian teacher of the last century. It is essential that we continue to learn and benefit from this gift of God to the whole church.Loved by charismatics and cessationists alike, even at the height of the tensions felt in the 1960's and 1970's, "The Doctor" as he is affectionately known to this day, requires your attention.Here on this blog we give space every Monday for "MLJ Monday". Read the following posts, which … [Read more...]

JOHN PIPER ROUND-UP

As regular readers will already know, I devote space each Friday for quotes from John Piper. Dr. Piper is the preacher of his generation, as Lloyd-Jones was of his own. John combines authentic experiential Christianity with a solid doctrinal foundation. There is no Christian preacher alive whom I think would consistently benefit you more to read or listen to. Fortunately, there is (as far as I know) no Christian preacher alive who has more material available for free on the net!Later this month … [Read more...]

WorshipGod06 – Wrap-Up

Challies has great notes on three more sessions of WorshipGod06.In session 4, the following words stood out for me:"Too often we approach God like the subject of a biography. We read about Him, but do not expect to actually encounter Him. We pray, but don't think He'll talk back. We read His Word, but see it as lifeless facts and information, not a living Word. But the Bible is not the biography of a dead God! Jesus Christ is alive! God's presence and power is not only in Scripture, for He can … [Read more...]

BLOGDOM TODAY – Alcohol, WorshipGod06, Egalitarianism

EGALITARIANISMWORSHIP GOD 06ALCOHOL AND THE CHRISTIANT4G - Affirmation and Denials - EgalitarianismMathew Sims begins his critique and commentary on Article 16 of the T4G Affirmations and Denials. "This topic," he says," will probably take up quite a few posts to accurately and Biblically discuss the issue and article."Egalitarianism: Agreement, Confusion, and ClarificationMathew Sims continues his critique of Article 16 by explaining and clarifying some issues raised in part 1 of his … [Read more...]

What is C.J. Mahaney?

Mark Dever asks over at the T4G Blog, "What is C.J.?" The question, no doubt, relates to C.J. having handed over his senior pastor role to Josh Harris. Having seen a little of his public persona, and having had the pleasure of interviewing C.J. over e-mail, I am willing to bet he will be hesitant to answer - so I am going to do so for him - not that I am trying to speak on his behalf!Over at the Covenant Life Church website, C.J. is still listed as one of the pastors. Both this page, and also a … [Read more...]

While Warnie's Away, the Discussion on Tongues and Charismatic Gifts Continues

Well, here I am — just back from holiday — and what do I find? Talk about whilst the cat's away the mice will play?!?Over at TeamPyro, Dan has a four part response to my set of questions on tongues and gifts which I bashed out quickly before I left. I have read all of Dan’s posts and every one of the comments. Sadly, it seems that there are few, if any, charismatics who read TeamPyro, or if they do, they seem too frit of Dan to respond!I want to say right at the outset that I respect and admire D … [Read more...]