Independence Day Reflections of a Returning British Christian Blogger and "Together on a Mission"

This is going to be a bit of a long and personal post and will meander through some personal news, and some reflections on this blog and blogging in general, before eventually getting to the subject of American Independence Day as seen through the eyes of a Brit! So bear with me . . .I know that none of you will believe me when I say this, but I really did consider shutting down the whole blog for good this past week - perhaps moving to a group blog if anyone could bear having me. (The title … [Read more...]

Don't Mess With Warnie

This photo should join the series of "Adrian trying to do physical activities and looking quite silly in the process" shots. Still, at least I tried! … [Read more...]

Scripture Cannot Be Broken – T4G Statement

The Authority and Inerrancy of the Bible T4G Statement, Articles I and IIArticle IWe affirm that the sole authority for the Church is the Bible, verbally inspired, inerrant, infallible, and totally sufficient and trustworthy.We deny that the Bible is a mere witness to the divine revelation, or that any portion of Scripture is marked by error or the effects of human sinfulness.Article IIWe affirm that the authority and sufficiency of Scripture extends to the entire Bible, and therefore that the … [Read more...]

Martyn Lloyd-Jones Monday – Is the Bible Totally Trustworthy?

T4G Article II"We affirm that the authority and sufficiency of Scripture extends to the entire Bible, and therefore that the Bible is our final authority for all doctrine and practice.We deny that any portion of the Bible is to be used in an effort to deny the truthfulness or trustworthiness of any other portion. We further deny any effort to identify a canon within the canon or, for example, to set the words of Jesus against the writings of Paul."_____________________________Today I want to … [Read more...]

Blogging the Gifts – Miracles

"To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are … [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...]

T4G – The Introduction and When to Give Up the Fight

Well, time flies. I can't believe it is now two weeks since I launched my challenge to blog through the T4G statement and I STILL haven't posted my own first post! I get the feeling that this is all going to take awhile. Still, I do think the document is worthy of an extended examination so it's not too late for you to hop aboard. It is not as though I have forgotten T4G, however, as a quick look at my Together for the Gospel Round-up Post (which contains links to all my posts about the … [Read more...]

John Piper Friday – Using Our Mouths to Impart Grace

I am convinced that everything Piper says here about speech applies equally to blogging. The trouble with blogging is it has all the immediacy of speech with all the permanence of writing! We should be even more careful about what we write online than we are about what we say offline. In this sermon on Ephesians 4, Piper gives us some clear instruction, to whch we would do well to listen." . . . let's step back and ask what Paul might mean by calling language evil or corrupt or unwholesome or … [Read more...]

Blogging the Gifts – Healing, Part Two

In my last post on healing, I spoke of its relationship with faith. As an example of a faith-filled sermon on healing I cannot recommend anything better than my pastor's talk last weekend, "He Healed Them All". Following the meeting we had a large number of people respond, largely for "emotional healing", and the impact of the powerful prayer time that ensued will be felt for some time, I am sure!What can I say about the gifts of healing? Well, the first is to say that it is a plural, and I … [Read more...]

Blogging the Gifts – Healing, Part One

In my previous post in this series on 1 Cor 12, I blogged about the gift of faith. Actually, these spiritual gifts do in fact overlap, and I want to give you a good example of that with regards to the gifts of healing. I suspect I will need to spend more than one post on healing, but what I want to speak about today is how healings and faith are obviously entwined.One of the strange aspects of the gift of faith is how God often gives us a supernatural confidence about future events. So, for … [Read more...]


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