Response from UCCF to the SPRING HARVEST Decision to End the Word Alive Bible Teaching Week After 14 Years

The UCCF has now issued a full statement about the end of Word Alive’s association with Spring Harvest, which I blogged about on Friday. Here is the full text:UCCF STATEMENTFor Immediate Release23 April 2007Response from UCCF to the SPRING HARVEST Decision to End the World Alive Bible Teaching Week After 14 YearsFor the past 14 years, the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship and Keswick Ministries have been delighted to partner Spring Harvest in organising Word Alive, one of Europe's t … [Read more...]

Word Alive and Spring Harvest to Separate After 15 Years Because of the Atonement

UPDATE November 2008- Steve Chalke has expressed his views more fully in a chapter in The Atonement Debate, and I have posted a response to this.____________________FURTHER UPDATEFull statements have now been issued by UCCF and Keswick, as well as Pete Broadbent of Spring Harvest, who also made a further statment. N.T. Wright has weighed into the atonement debate offering clear support to Steve Chalke. Also, Dave Bish is doing a great job of collecting blog posts about this into one … [Read more...]

The Atonement – An Attack on Penal Substitution

A couple of days ago, in the first of my posts on the atonement, I quoted Jeffrey John from an article in the London Telegraph. Today, I want to share more from the transcript of his talk, which is now available on Radio 4’s website. You can also listen to him for yourself here. The words of this talk are not really any different to those controversially aired by Steve Chalke. If you want to hear Chalke for himself, there is an interview in the archives here. Dr. Albert Mohler has come out s … [Read more...]

Pierced for Our Transgressions – The Atonement Revisited

I just had my third e-mail in as many days about Pierced For Our Transgressions — a forthcoming book on penal substitution. Regular readers will know that I have frequently posted on the atonement in the past. This book is aimed at addressing the debate over Steve Chalke's allegation of "cosmic child abuse."You may remember that before Christmas Wayne Grudem, in my blog interview, first added his voice to that of John Piper's in accusing Chalke of blasphemy, then modified his statement to really … [Read more...]

Christmas Greetings and a Review of 2006

Here's wishing all of you a great Christmas and a successful New Year where God blesses you richly in every way. Be prepared to be surprised, though, as God’s blessings don’t always look like we expect them to!This time of year my thoughts always turn both forwards and backwards. So I'd like—in what will be my final post before the end of this year—to wish you all a great break, and to review the year. I did this last year and again in 2004.Part of the purpose of this post is to give you a bumper … [Read more...]

INTERVIEW – Dr. Wayne Grudem – Highlights and Reflections

UPDATEIn January 2008, the following post was identified as the 6th all-time most popular post with readers of this blog. The 7th most read post was "What is a Reformed Charismatic?"As stated below, this post summarized my interview with this gift to the global Church—Dr. Wayne Grudem. Individual segments of the interview would have also made the top 30 in their own right, as would my review of Grudem's supreme Systematic Theology.***************At times it looked like it would go on forever, b … [Read more...]

INTERVIEW – Wayne Grudem, Part Nine – Apostles, Theological Blind Spots, and Models of Church Government

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. In part five, we looked at the issue of women addressing church congregations. Part six examined John Piper's accusation of … [Read more...]

INTERVIEW – Wayne Grudem, Part Eight – What Does the Future Hold for the 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. In part five, we looked at the issue of women addressing church congregations. Part six examined John Piper's accusation of … [Read more...]

Wayne Grudem Retracts His Agreement to the Use of the Word "Blasphemy" in Regard to Steve Chalke

My interview with Dr. Grudem has been serialised on this blog for some while now. Several days ago I asked Dr. Grudem about whether he agreed with Dr. Piper's use of the word "blasphemy" in connection with Steve Chalke. I posted his answer here. After some time for personal reflection on what was, of course, just one question in a rather long interview, Dr. Grudem posted me the following email this morning with a request that I publish it here:Adrian,After considering some of the discussion on … [Read more...]

INTERVIEW – Wayne Grudem, Part Seven – Things We Can Agree to Disagree About?

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. In part five, we looked at the issue of women addressing church congregations. Part six examined John Piper's accusation of … [Read more...]


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