Kevin Giles — The ETS Response to Grudem and Ware

The Nicene and Reformed doctrine of the Trinity. (A paper given by Kevin Giles at the plenary forum on the Trinity at the Evangelical Theological Society annual conference, 15th November, 2016 at San Antonia. The other speakers were Dr Bruce Ware, Dr Millard Erickson and Dr Wayne Grudem; Dr Sam Storms presided.) Kevin Giles Thank [Read More…]

Leading from the Second Chair: The Care of Souls

By Ben Pickett, the Discipleship Minister at the Highland Church of Christ in Abilene Texas. A couple of weeks ago I was one of a handful of ministers invited to join a panel discussion for a group of students at a local Christian university. We were a diverse group both in our respective traditions and [Read More…]

Biblicism Revisted 5

Christian Smith, in his must-read and challenging book, Bible Made Impossible, The: Why Biblicism Is Not a Truly Evangelical Reading of Scripture, contends that what many of us (evangelicals) affirm is impossible to hold with intellectual integrity. He calls this belief “biblicism,” which I discussed recently. The fundamental problem that undercuts biblicism as a sufficient [Read More…]

Christ the King

From Allan Bevere: Advent and Christmas– Putting Christ the King in Context This past Sunday was Christ the King Sunday (also called the Reign of Christ). It is the last Sunday of the liturgical year, which begins anew this Sunday with the season of Advent. When the New Testament proclaims that Jesus is Lord, it [Read More…]

Revolution of the Open Door and Table

By Leslie Leyland Fields I’m taking a holiday from the media and the news these next two weeks. You will not find cynicism here. Or hate or despair. This week, grateful tidings and a call to a Revolution. It begins here. The best Giving-Thanks meal I ever had was in a kitchen in El Salvador, [Read More…]

Biblicism Revisited 4

Christian Smith, in his must-read and challenging book, Bible Made Impossible, The: Why Biblicism Is Not a Truly Evangelical Reading of Scripture, contends that what many of us (evangelicals) affirm is impossible to hold with intellectual integrity. He calls this belief “biblicism,” and if you want to read what it is read this post. The [Read More…]

Feminists Expect More of Men

Rebecca Kotz, from Arise: Kotz is an unashamed radical feminist and lover of Jesus. She is an advocate and counselor in Minnesota for sexually-exploited/trafficked women. She is passionate about speaking to women and men on healthy relationships, rape culture, pornography, and preventing men’s violence. She loves documentaries, devouring books, debating politics, and biking with her [Read More…]

The Gift of Context in Worship

The Gift of Context in Worship, By Michelle Van Loon www.MomentsAndDays.org and www.MichelleVanLoon.com One of many gifts my Jewish identity offered to me was the deep conviction that the Old Testament and New Testament were a single, seamless narrative revealing God’s perfect nature and redemptive work among his created, beloved image-bearers. Though few Gentile Christians would disagree with [Read More…]

Biblicism Revisited 3

Christian Smith, in his new book, Bible Made Impossible, The: Why Biblicism Is Not a Truly Evangelical Reading of Scripture, contends that what many of us (evangelicals) affirm is impossible to hold with intellectual integrity. He calls this belief “biblicism,” and if you want to read what it is see our last post. The fundamental [Read More…]

Christ the King Sunday

Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and [Read More…]