My review of the year: 2013

What a year this has been.  For me personally there were some quite challenging months while Andrée was working full time. This involved me in needing to do a lot more to help around the house than usual. But it did mean that I learnt to appreciate her even more than I already did.  I am very glad that she has now decided to focus her attention full-time on the family. Five children, a dog, and me is more than enough.  We all missed her way too much! I am thankful for her as she works so hard for … [Read more...]

Best of the blog – 2003

So far I have posted highlights from the years 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. Now we are back to 2003, the year that started it all. And so we begin with the post that began it all. Its hard to believe that this was written more than ten years ago now.1st Warnock Blog Entry Jonathan Edwards Resolutions Put away childish things Can we live without the Bible? My personal Good Friday Agreement Why Good Friday? I believe in the resurrection Men vs Women … [Read more...]

Best of the blog – 2004

We are getting closer both to Christmas, and to the end of my series exploring the highlights of my more than ten years of blogging. So far I have posted about the years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.Here then are my highlights of 2004. With a few exceptions which should be obvious from the titles bellow, there were quite a lot of memorable posts, but few series this year, and so I thought I would present these a bit differently than I have been.What does January mea … [Read more...]

Best of the blog – 2005

I am continuing my trip down memory lane. So far I have posted my personal blogging highlights from the years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.Today we reach 2005.At the beginning of the year I was still at the height of what was a really defining dialogue for the early days of this blog, with a gentleman who longtime Christian blog readers will be familiar with as the Jollyblogger.  David hasn't been active on the Internet in recent times, since 5 years ago this December he w … [Read more...]

Best of the Blog – 2006

Earlier this year I took a journey down memory lane. This was because believe it or not I have now been blogging for more than ten years. I thought that it might be fun to complete the journey. So far I have posted my personal blogging highlights from the years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.  Today, we go back into what is in Internet years an aeon ago, the year 2006.My blogging year began with a couple of interviews, with Justin Taylor and Mark Dever. Then in February I embarked on … [Read more...]

LIVE Webcast: Using technology to grow your church plant

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This video is a webcast I did on using technology, including the Internet and social media, for the good of the local church. It was a Google Hangout session which included a small group a group of church planters, but is available for anyone to watch. You can also download the slides.You can watch the recording herePlease send any questions via the comments here on Twitter with @adrianwarnock in the tweet. Although primarily aimed at church plants, the material will be of interest to … [Read more...]

What the Corinthian letters have to say about the charismatic gifts

Of course for many charismatics 1 and 2 Corinthians are among their favorite books of the Bible. If I may be allowed to make one comment as I introduce these verses, it would be instead to ask two questions. If these verses do not apply to us today, why are they in the Bible?  And, on what basis can we determine which other verses also do not apply to us?  I have already posted verses that speak to this matter from Acts, the Gospels, and the OT. I give thanks to my God always for you because of … [Read more...]

Why I am a charismatic: The OT Bible verses

With all the recent controversy, and having previously posted an article which explains there are different opinions on the charismatic vs cessationist spectrum, as well as my old series on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, I thought that I should simply share the most relevant Bible verses cited by people regarding this discussion. I encourage you whatever your viewpoint to approach the Bible open for God to speak to you through these verses, and perhaps even change your mind.  Today I share the OT … [Read more...]

John Stott on non-authoritative NT prophecy

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As far as I know John Stott was a cessationist through and through.  This makes his attached statement about  New Testament prophecy all the more credible and significant. It is worthy of our consideration because what is happening here is that a good biblical scholar is allowing the Bible to take him in the direction of something that could potentially undermine his position.  We all do well to approach the Bible with a similar reverence.Of course there are degrees of charismaticism and ce … [Read more...]

Why cessationists are wrong about prophecy

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Later today the Strange Fire conference hosted by John MacArthur begins. A few weeks back I expressed my concern about some of the publicity for this event seeming to accuse all charismatics of being blasphemers. This event also prompted Terry Virgo to share a video about how Lloyd-Jones encouraged him as a young charismatic.I will be watching at least some of the event online. But one thing I am not expecting to hear is a novel or convincing argument from Scripture. I just want to state … [Read more...]


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