Mark Driscoll in Christianity Today

Christianity Today has a profile of Mark Driscoll. This piece is a great introduction to the man and the controversy surrounding him. I have previously interviewed Driscoll and one of the Mars Hill deacons. Here are some sections of the interview that stood out for me:"Driscoll can't stand in front of a crowd for long without stirring things up. That's what you get from a pastor who learned how to preach by watching comedian Chris Rock. Before long, he has the audience going . . .The spectrum of … [Read more...]

How Total Depravity Helps Your Marriage

Last week, as you may know, I preached on Jacob. During my preparation, not surprisingly, I was taken once more to the glorious doctrines of grace—the so-called "TULIP." Jacob is used in Romans as a supreme example of God's free grace. This post is part of a mini-series highlighting quotes from others on each of these five points of Calvinism. It will also provide links to some old posts I wrote on Calvinism.We begin the series with a quote from Jollyblogger that claims the doctrine of total d … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll Banned Church Planting Video

Mark Driscoll is at the centre of controversy once more. This time it is about a video he shot for a conference that was aimed at stirring men to fight for the church. The video was publicly criticised from the stage of the conference by Bill Hybels. The video was then not given out as planned to the conference delegates. I am impressed with his restraint in his blog post on the subject.I am praying for Mark right now as I write this because I'm sure this was the last thing he was expecting … [Read more...]

Michael Burer Enters the Junia Debate to Support the Article He Wrote with Dan Wallace

In the comments section of some of the Wayne Grudem interview posts, an article by Wallace and Burer on Junia the apostle came under fire. Dr. Burer has now emailed me and asked me to publish this response, which he has written and which Dan Wallace has seen and approved.Specific posts where this issue is discussed on this blog are:Wayne Grudem - Part Three Wayne Grudem Replies to a CriticBlogspotting - Wayne Grudem EditionFurther information is available in the original paper (M. H. Burer and … [Read more...]

INTERVIEW – Wayne Grudem, Part Five – Must a Woman Always Remain Silent in Church?

This interview is being serialised over several days. So far I have published part one, which focused on personal issues, and part two, in which we discussed Systematic Theology. In part three, we explored Grudem's charge that feminism inevitably leads to a denial of Scripture's authority. Part four honed in on the "trajectory" arguments used on both sides of this debate. Today, we look at the issue of women addressing church congregations. The interview is summarised in my post Dr Wayne … [Read more...]

INTERVIEW – Wayne Grudem, Part One

It is a great pleasure to welcome to my site one of my living heroes, Dr. Wayne Grudem. Dr. Grudem is well known as the author of Systematic Theology and The Gift of Prophecy in the New Testament and Today. He has also published several books on the issue of complementarianism. The latest of these is Evangelical Feminism: A New Path to Liberalism? A number of Wayne Grudem's articles are also available online.This new book provocatively claims that egalitarianism is a sure path to a new liberal … [Read more...]

T4G – What's the Big Deal About Women Elders?

Mark Dever has a great post over at the T4G blog which hammers home their reasons for prioritising the complementarianism versus egalitarianism issue in their statement. You might feel that the issue of whether or not women should hold the position of elder is a relatively minor point of theology. These guys clearly do not! I am going to take the liberty of quoting the last few paragraphs of this, but do go and read it all: "Well then," you might say, "why don't you leave this issue of … [Read more...]

Women in Church and the Power Paradigm

In quite possibly his best post ever entitled, Women in Church and the Power Paradigm, David Wayne contends that Christianity does have a kind of hierarchical view of the role relationships between men and women in the church/home, but that this view does not imply that women are oppressed in Christianity.I just had to share some quotes with you:So, for Keller, this means we need to spell it all out into three ways of living - the irreligious way, the religious way, and the Gospel way. The Bible … [Read more...]

Are Stay at Home Moms Letting Down the Team?

Are Stay at Home Moms Letting Down the Team? is a fascinating article by Albert Mohler on a recent attack in the US popular culture on "choice femminism". It is amazing how far our culture seems to swing. In a generation or so we have gone from the notion that a woman NOT to stay at home with here kids is a shameful thing to the very opposite - ie that a woman who DOES stay at home with her kids is shameful. Isnt it strange how quickly on certain issues our society's so-called "tolerance" … [Read more...]

Are Stay at Home Moms �Letting Down the Team?�

Are Stay at Home Moms �Letting Down the Team?� is a fascinating article by Albert Mohler on a recent attack in the US popular culture on "choice femminism". It is amazing how far our culture seems to swing. In a generation or so we have gone from the notion that a woman NOT to stay at home with here kids is a shameful thing to the very opposite - ie that a woman who DOES stay at home with her kids is shameful. Isnt it strange how quickly on certain issues our society's so-called "to … [Read more...]


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