Spurgeon on substitutionary atonement

Anyone would think Spurgeon had met Steve Chalke It is amazing how our battle never changes throughout the centuries. PyroManiac has done us a great service by finding this fantastic quote which I stand behind 100%"Those who set aside the atonement as a satisfaction for sin also murder the doctrine of justification by faith. They must do so. There is a common element which is the essence of both doctrines; so that, if you deny the one, you destroy the other.Modern thought is nothing but an … [Read more...]

Does penal substitution contribute to oppression?

I received this email today-I read with interest your article on Steve Chalke and The lost message of Jesus? posted on Sunday November the 21st 2004.I am currently doing a dissertation for my theology degree.....and came upon this article during some research. My dissertation is about the atonement theory and whether the theory of penal substitution is necessary to Christianity. You seem to feel extremely strongly that the idea that Jesus'? death as an atonement for our sins is essential to you … [Read more...]

Interview With C. J. Mahaney – Author of the Book "Humility – True Greatness"

C. J. Mahaney has, in recent years, been introduced to a new audience due to his friendship with Mark Dever and Company. I have known of him since the 1980's, and loved to listen to him live at early Newfrontiers Bible Weeks.In January of 2008, C. J. started blogging at the Sovereign Grace Blog—C. J. Mahaney's View From the Cheap Seats and Other Stuff. The headlines from this blog will be appearing in my Warnie Winner's Box from now on.It was a real honor for me to be able to ask C. J. some q … [Read more...]

Courtship controversy -what have girltalk and I started?

There is a considerable number of posts over at the crosswalk forum which seem to have been prompted by my question on courtship to GirlTalk and their recent sharing of their marriage stories. The thread at crosswalk is entitled It's Spreading--Run!!I dont think I've ever spawned a forum thread before! … [Read more...]

Coutship and Marriage the Mahaney way

The Girltalk women are sharing their courtship stories (I sure hope Carolyn shares her's also!) so far Janelle and Kristin have shared their stories. Janelle has even shared a video she and her husband made announcing their surprise wedding to their church and telling the story in more detail. The stories are well crafted and well worth a read (yes, even some of us men are hopeless romantics!)It struck me as I read them that many of my readers might find the notion of courtship alien, and in … [Read more...]

Terry Virgo in the blogosphere and UCCF

For more information about Terry Virgo, follow the link as I have collected some informataion and sermons from around the web or see my interview with Terry Virgo.HT to Life On Wings who has been listening to Terry Virgo and two things stood out: "Quoting Mahesh Chavda on the Holy Spirit; 'I sensed the withdrawing of my dearest friend'. 'I HATE CHURCH THAT ISN'T CHURCH'."I have to ask myself, I have to ask you, is the Holy Spirit your dearest friend? O may God help me to make himself to be the … [Read more...]

"God is the gospel" by John Piper : book review

With this book Piper raises the bar. It is clearly his argument that Joy in God is the goal of the gospel itself. He really did mean it when he said the chief purpose of man is to glorify God BY enjoying him forever. Now, he makes plain that it is God himself who makes the gospel good news. Before we get into the review proper, why not Read the Introduction and Chapter 1Listen to the Audio introduction by John Piper Piper's book opens as follows:From the first sin in the Garden of Eden to the … [Read more...]

Book review- The Deliberate Church, Mark Dever

This book was for me a book of two halves. The first half outlined the thesis of the authors, namely that it is God's word and in particular the gospel that should be allowed to set the direction of the church. The opening chapters were quite simply outstanding. I liked the fact that Dever is clear that we do actually need to do something quite deliberate if we want healthy churches that will grow in the right way. The following quote is in my opinion worth its weight in gold-"In whatever we do … [Read more...]

Hurricane Katrina relief: Sovereign Grace interview

I have been encouraging my readers who wish to help the New Orleans situation to consider giving to the Sovereign Grace relief fund if they haven't already found a charity they wish to support.Adrian I am pleased to welcome to the blog today Pat Ennis, the executive director of Sovereign Grace Ministries. Pat works very closely with CJ Mahaney who is the leader of Sovereign Grace. Pat, welcome. To start off with can you tell us a little about yourself and your role within Sovreign grace? Pat … [Read more...]

Interview with C J Mahaney

An excellent short interview with C J Mahaney over at Justin Taylor's Blog, concerning CJ's new book 'Humility: True Greatness'I would highly recommend that every one get a copy. It will be worth it. … [Read more...]