INTERVIEW – Wayne Grudem, Part Six – Did Steve Chalke Blaspheme About the Atonement?

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. We now continue the interview with a look at a … [Read more...]

BLOGDOM TODAY and an Open Mic

What is Tongues? This blogger shares about their experience of tongues and what they feel it is.Poll Says Many Pentecostals Don't Speak in TonguesCT says many charismatics no longer practice glossaliaYoung, Restless, ReformedI know I am a bit behind the time, but CT had an interesting article last month on the resurgence of reformed teaching among America's young ChrisitansBetween Two Worlds: Top 15 Finds of Biblical ArchaeologyJustin Taylor links to some great articles summarising some fantasic … [Read more...]

Links for July 21, 2006

How to Sleep Comfortably on a Hot NightIt's hot over here right now. None of us has air conditioning. So, to those of you who live in places that were hot even before this global warming thing kicked in - which of these ideas works best?(tags: cool reference web)True Professions of Faith: The Problems in UgandaLig Duncan posts a prayer letter from an evangelist in Uganda, addressing some of the same issues raised by Mark Dever regarding the importance of true professions of faith.(tags: church … [Read more...]

Links for June 14, 2006

"Now, this gets my goat." So says a Calvinist Mum of one of my commentators, Peter KirkWatch out, Peter, did you never read about the wrath of women or don't you believe in it? Conflict of interest declaration: I put pictures of my kids on my blog, too.(tags: adrianw family)Cosmic Child Abuse? "I don't think I've ever heard or seen someone scoff at the idea of penal substitution by calling it this first-hand . . .""Such a statement, says James Spurgeon, belies a fundamental misunderstanding of … [Read more...]

Links for May 31, 2006

Mathew Sims on the T4G Statement, Part 4(Tags: T4GB)Mathew Sims Gets to Part 5. . . and I've only posted one . . . still this T4G statement is sure making for some interesting blogging!(Tags: T4GB)"If any single quote could encapsulate why I am not a Christian, this one, by C. J. Mahaney, has to be it. The sheer, hideous inanity of a god that demands a blood sacrifice from an innocent in repayment for the sins of the guilty is beautifully captured here. It is a theology that captures the worst … [Read more...]

links for 2006-04-12 Adrian and his Church (tags: blogsearch cool) Mark Driscoll Interview (tags: driscoll adrianw interview emerging church gospel evangelism mission) Adrian's Posts by Subject or Book of the Bible (tags: blogsearch cool) Mark Dever's "The Message of the Old Testament" Justin Taylor makes available the contents, foreward, introduction, and first chapter of Mark Dever's latest book, along with various endorsements. (tags: book dever taylor) Re-Igniting the … [Read more...]

When will we learn? My take on "The End of the Spear" controversy and Driscoll vs Maclaren

I was very sad to hear of the latest row that has been rocking the blogosphere.  Once again, Christians are giving ammunition to unbelievers who are only too eager to jump on unwise comments and over-the-top reactions.  I wish that I wasnt so embarrassed by the words and actions of some of the people who passionately believe the same gospel I do.  I wish that certain people would stop and think before they write the sort of throw away comment that can be said in a private … [Read more...]

Adrian Interviews Richard Cunningham, director of the UCCF

In todays blog interview Richard makes it very clear that as far as the UK's Christian Unions are concerned charismatics (especially from newfrontiers) are welcome but those who question the atonement ought to go elsewhere......Adrian: It is my pleasure to welcome to my blog today the Director of UCCF in the UK, Richard Cunningham. For my American readers, UCCF is equivalent to your Intervarsity Fellowship Richard, it is a pleasure to welcome you, please can you begin by telling us a bit about … [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...]