Rob Bell Revisited: Nine Christians Reflect on Personal Suffering and Romans 8:28

Here are nine testimonies of Christians who have clung to Romans 8:28, and all God’s truth, in deep waters. Read more

Rob Bell on Suffering: “Anyone who quotes Romans…they can’t walk with you”

Rob Bell was recently asked what counsel he had for a young man whose unborn baby’s life is in danger. According to CNN (HT to Jim Smith), Bell said the following to the man in this heartrending position: Bell walked closer to the man and told him he could give him no easy answers. But he could tell him to avoid people who will try to comfort him by quoting scriptures like Romans 8:28 (“And we know that all things work together… Read more

Is Alliance Defending Freedom a “Hate Group”?

After a speech by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Southern Poverty Law Center just labeled Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) a “hate group.” Sessions addressed an ADF group in California, and this occasioned a firestorm of criticism, with the SPLC leading the charge. Others quickly followed–here’s ABC News, NBC News, and the Daily Beast chiming in and spreading the smear. What is ADF, you ask? ADF is a non-profit entity that provides legal representation and public engagement on matters of “religious freedom, sanctity… Read more

A Response to Eugene Peterson’s Affirmation of Homosexuality

The trend of evangelicals affirming homosexuality is not going away. The division this trend is causing is awful. Read more

Why Substitutionary Atonement Is Necessary for Evangelical Faith

The Resolutions Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention has just published the resolution that Malcolm Yarnell and I coauthored (explained here). It is listed below. Later today Southern Baptist messengers will hear the resolution on the convention floor. I am thankful to the committee for their consideration and deliberation. It is my hope, with Malcolm, that the messengers will formally embrace this resolution as our conventional belief. Without penal substitutionary atonement, there is no satisfaction of the Father’s just wrath against sinners…. Read more

If Everyone’s a Visionary, Why Do We All Sound So Alike?

It’s easy to trick yourself today. It’s easy to think you’re a cultural revolutionary when you’re the exact opposite. Read more

Bill Nye Is Anti-Science and Has the Polysexual Views to Prove it

We live in the strangest times. That which is science is said to be anti-science; that which is nonsense is presented as shimmering truth. Read more

Mike Pence, Marriage-Preserver, Is What Ails America

At long last, after a great and terrible search, we have found what ails America. It’s Mike Pence. It recently came out that Vice President Pence makes it a practice to never be alone with a woman in a meeting, and to never be at an event serving alcohol unless his wife is present. In both cases he attempts to safeguard his marriage. Pence is a Christian man and believes that his vows are sacred. He has doubtless seen many… Read more

Rich Mouw Speaks Out About Tim Keller, Kuyper, and Princeton

Many have followed the recent un-offering of the Kuyper Prize by Princeton Seminary to Tim Keller. I’ve spoken up here and for the Center for Public Theology at Midwestern Seminary. Rich Mouw, former President of Fuller Theological Seminary, just added his own weighty voice to the matter. Mouw won the Kuyper Prize in days past, and has written extensively about Kuyper and his influence, and lends a statesmanlike presence to this whole shameful affair. As stated in his Christianity Today piece, Mouw clearly views… Read more

What Exactly Is the “Toxic” Effect of Tim Keller’s Theology?

Many have heard the news that Princeton Seminary offered, then un-offered, Tim Keller the Abraham Kuyper Prize for Excellence in Reformed Theology and Public Witness. I wrote up a short piece entitled “In Praise of Tim Keller: On Princeton’s Decision” for the Center for Public Theology. In that piece, I quote from a RNS story that cited these words of Carol Howard Merritt on Keller and his theology: “In these difficult days, when our president says that women’s genitalia is up for grabs… Read more

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