Church of England Affirms Women Bishops

From the Church of England site: The General Synod of the Church of England has today given its final approval for women to become bishops in the Church of England. The vote in the General Synod on the measure was carried by the required two-thirds majority in the three constituent parts of the Synod: the [Read More...]

Church Attendance Decline: The Major Reason

Thom Rainer: July 1, 2014 | by Thom Rainer Few people will argue that church attendance in many churches in America is declining. Our own research indicates that the majority of churches in our country are not growing. Most of us have ideas about this development. Many suggest that our nation is shifting away from its [Read More...]

On Naming the Calvinists, or whatever…

Timothy Paul Jones has a very useful, informed article on his blog on naming the new Calvinism, and his graph of the elements at work is worth considering. How then should we refer to the recent resurgence of interest in Reformed soteriology? Before providing a tentative answer to this question, it may be worth pointing [Read More...]

I Love the Bible: A

Psalm 119, captured by some as Torah piety, is a “medley of praise, prayer and wisdom” (R. Allen, Psalms 101-150, Word). This Psalm, noted above by it being an acrostic with eight lines beginning with the same Hebrew letter (vv. 1-8 begin with aleph) as it works it way through 176 verses. So, today I begin with [Read More...]

God’s Goodness and Endless Punishment

Way back in the 1930s John W. Wenham, eventual author of one of the most influential Greek grammar texts and of a book called The Goodness of God (also called The Enigma of Evil), was a student of an eccentric English academic named Basil F.C. Atkinson, who it was known believed in conditional immortality (annihilationism). Wenham [Read More...]


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