Joel Osteen vs Brian McLaren: Which is the Greater Distortion of the Gospel?

Thursday is for Discipleship I’m not completely comfortable with even starting this post. But I think it is important to the health of the Church for the next generation. Part of my discomfort is that I am a friend of Brian McLaren. We went to the University of Maryland together; we took three classes together … More Joel Osteen vs Brian McLaren: Which is the Greater Distortion of the Gospel?

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Press Corps Enemies; Jon Stewart; national Debt, Abortion; Poetry, Politics and books; Homosexuality Issues; G.K. Chesterton

Weekend Links   Some fun stuff, some provocative stuff, some upsetting stuff and some scratch your head stuff but all of it with the intent of helping us grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ. Can’t say I agree with everything but i found all of it helpful in understanding some of the issues … More Press Corps Enemies; Jon Stewart; national Debt, Abortion; Poetry, Politics and books; Homosexuality Issues; G.K. Chesterton

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Does Everyone Really Have to Believe in Jesus?

Thursday is for Discipleship The apostle Paul is flinchless. Reading the Bible is a dangerous activity. Every page has the capacity to turn a life inside out. Here I am taking a break from reading another book (Todd Miles’ excellent refutation of Pinnockian and McLarenian inclusivism, A God of Many Understandings? The Gospel and a … More Does Everyone Really Have to Believe in Jesus?

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A Critique of Postmodernism in the Church with both Bite and Love

Weekend Musings and Quotes from My Reading I am reading a fantastic book that critiques, negotiates, and corrects some of the worst and best of postmodern thinkers. Michael E. Wittmer’s Don’t Stop Believing: Why Living Like Jesus Is Not Enough (Zondervan, 2008) is sensitive, fair, clear, funny, generous, thoughtful and most of all, biblical. I … More A Critique of Postmodernism in the Church with both Bite and Love

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Bootcamp for Shaping Up the Gospel Preaching of Pastors

Tuesday is for Preaching According to a LifeWay Research survey: Only 6% of pastors explain the gospel clearly on a regular basis. “Lifeway Research surveyed 450 sermons delivered in churches across the country–churches large and small, denominational and non-denominational–to see how often the Bad News and the Good News were being explained in a meaningful … More Bootcamp for Shaping Up the Gospel Preaching of Pastors

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