Talks by C.J.Mahaney and Carolyn Mahaney

Sex, Romance and the Glory of God - Part 1 (MP3)Sex, Romance and the Glory of God - Part 2 (MP3)Message to Men (MP3)Humility: True Greatness (MP3)Interogating the legalist within (MP3)The Soul of Modesty (MP3)Modesty Heart Check (PDF) Message to Women: What Christian Wives Need to Know (MP3)True Beauty (MP3)A Woman's Beauty Regimen (MP3)What To Do About the Things We Can't Do Anything About (MP3) HT … [Read more...]

CJ Mahaney interviewed by Nigel Ring

CJ Mahaney is described by Nigel as "a longstanding friend of Newfrontiers."As I discovered recently myself CJ is a joy to interview. … [Read more...]

Arguing about the atonement

It seems that some peoples mechanistic idea of the trinity "It cannot be separated in any way" is behind at least part of the disagreement with penal substitution which is rampant these days. Spurgeon would have had exactly the same things to say about the people today who deny the plain teaching of scripture that Christ bore in his body the punishment due for our sin. And yes, Steve Chalke is among the number of those who deny this teaching (follow the link for more information)Last night I … [Read more...]

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...]