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Aug 2017 31 Aug 31, 2017
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I was in Nashville, TN, last Friday as I joined approximately 60 evangelical leaders to formulate and finalize a statement on what we believe is the biblical view of sexuality, with particular emphasis on homosexuality and transgenderism. This statement is sponsored by the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, together with the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. Continue reading . . .  I was in Nashville, TN, last Fri...Read More

Aug 2017 30 Aug 30, 2017
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Last week we looked at ten things we should know about angels. Our focus was on good and holy angels, those who persevered in their obedience to God. But what about demons? Although fallen and rebellious, they, too, are angels. So today we turn our attention to some ten things the Bible says about demons. Continue reading . . .  Last week we looked at ten things we should know about angels. Our focus was on good and holy angels, those who persevered in their obedie...Read More

Aug 2017 25 Aug 25, 2017
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I’ve always been fascinated by who remained, following the crucifixion of Jesus, to attend to his body and provide for his burial (see Mark 15:42-47). Contrary to what most of us would have expected, it wasn’t Peter or John or James or any of the disciples. Continue reading . . .  I’ve always been fascinated by who remained, following the crucifixion of Jesus, to attend to his body and provide for his burial (see Mark 15:42-47). Contrary to what m...Read More

Aug 2017 23 Aug 23, 2017
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That’s quite a claim in the title. I’m certain that others who have read far more of Augustine than I would beg to differ. Needless to say, we all have our favorite texts, those theologically rich and experientially captivating statements for which Augustine is justly famous. But I want to mention mine, which, as you probably have guessed, is found in his Confessions. Continue reading . . .  That’s quite a claim in the title. I’m certai...Read More

Aug 2017 21 Aug 21, 2017

Unbelievers scoff at the suggestion that angels are real. For them, angels are a holdover from the medieval mindset that debated endlessly about how many of them could dance on the head of a pin! But for the Christian who takes the Bible seriously, angels are an essential part of God’s universe and play a crucial role in the lives of believers. Here are ten things we need to keep in mind regarding who they are and what they do. Continue reading . . . Unbelievers s...Read More

Aug 2017 18 Aug 18, 2017
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I am keenly aware of the skepticism of many when it comes to the claims of people like myself regarding the validity today and the life-changing power of prophetic ministry. So let me tell you a story. Today, August 18, is a very important day in my life as a Christian. And it provides an important lesson for us concerning the nature and operation of the spiritual gift of prophecy. Continue reading . . . I am keenly aware of the skepticism of many when it comes to ...Read More

Aug 2017 16 Aug 16, 2017
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This year, 2017, marks the twentieth anniversary of the death of John Wimber. Ten years ago I wrote a brief article of remembrance to mark John’s passing. It seems only fitting that ten years later, on the twentieth anniversary of his death, that we should take a few minutes to remember this man and what he meant to the body of Christ. So I’m reposting the article I wrote in 2007. I hope you enjoy it. Continue reading . . . This year, 2017, marks the twentie...Read More

Aug 2017 14 Aug 14, 2017
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Repentance is a massively important spiritual issue that calls for careful study and clear articulation. Here are ten things to remember about what it means to repent of our sin. Continue reading . . .  Repentance is a massively important spiritual issue that calls for careful study and clear articulation. Here are ten things to remember about what it means to repent of our sin. (1) Genuine repentance begins, but by no means ends, with heartfelt conviction of sin....Read More

Aug 2017 9 Aug 9, 2017
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Now that I have your attention, let me explain what I mean. Sadly, in today’s world if you refuse to endorse the moral legitimacy of same-sex physical intimacy you are branded as a hate-filled bigot, a homophobic who is devoid of love for those who struggle with (or have already yielded to) attraction to someone of the same sex. Continue reading . . .  Now that I have your attention, let me explain what I mean. Sadly, in today’s world if you refuse to e...Read More

Aug 2017 7 Aug 7, 2017

Two weeks ago we looked at ten things all of us should know about Augustine. His principal theological opponent was a man named Pelagius. Today we turn our attention to what little we know about the person of Pelagius and especially what we should know about his theology. Continue reading . . .  Two weeks ago we looked at ten things all of us should know about Augustine. His principal theological opponent was a man named Pelagius. Today we turn our attention to wha...Read More