Christ Didn’t Die for Your Best Life Now

Tuesday is for Preaching Much preaching in America simply isn’t serious enough to generate any interest from believers or non-believers alike. It is beyond unfortunate; it is tragic. Too many pastors … Don’t take the Bible seriously Don’t take Jesus seriously Don’t take the holiness of God seriously Don’t take the value of people seriously … More Christ Didn’t Die for Your Best Life Now

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Rapper Shai Linne on False Teaching; Abortion; Islam and Peace; Discipling Like Jesus; Angry Calvinists

Weekend Links So much going on in the world and so much going wrong, it is a good idea to remember that our God is neither surprised, anxious, or ignorant. Neither is he powerless. “Let not your heart be troubled.” (Jesus in John 14:1). But it is wise for us to think about our opportunities … More Rapper Shai Linne on False Teaching; Abortion; Islam and Peace; Discipling Like Jesus; Angry Calvinists

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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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The Prosperity Gospel is Killing Christian Living

Tuesday is for Preaching The prosperity gospel is a false gospel and an embarrassment to the people of God. Unfortunately, too many genuine believers have been sucked into its abysmal theology and the result is that their lives are plummeting toward idolatry. What is perhaps more alarming is that pastors who should know better and … More The Prosperity Gospel is Killing Christian Living

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Doctrine of Justification; Walter Williams; Joel Osteen’s Confusion; C.S. Lewis and More

Weekend Links You mileage may vary, but all of these links will make you think. Engaging with Culture Is America in Decline? (Bill O’Reilly) GOP Needs to Be Careful with Anti-Immigration Rhetoric (Linda Chavez) The Arts and Depression (Paxson Jeancake) Little Hope for Democracy in Libya (Walter Williams)  Growing as a Leader Solving the Church’s … More Doctrine of Justification; Walter Williams; Joel Osteen’s Confusion; C.S. Lewis and More

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John MacArthur and Joel Osteen Pastor the Same Type of Church (2)

This is one the top 5 posts from 2010 that I thought would have garnered more discussion. It was a  post designed to be controversial and so it wasn’t surprising when a few people jumped into the discussion. What was surprising was how few jumped in given the mammoth ministries these two men have. Maybe … More John MacArthur and Joel Osteen Pastor the Same Type of Church (2)

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First Century New Believer Follow-up: A Sobering Reassessment

Monday is for Discussion “And after they had preached the gospel to that city and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch, strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying, ‘Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.’” (Acts … More First Century New Believer Follow-up: A Sobering Reassessment

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MacArthur and Osteen are Pastors of the Same Type Church

Monday’s are for Discussion Today’s title is bound to provoke some head-scratching, if not anger. It certainly demands some explanation. “Schoenleber has lost his mind.” Maybe. But here’s the line of reasoning I’m following. Both MacArthur’s Grace Community Church (whose theology I largely admire), and Osteen (whose church and theology I largely disdain) are alike … More MacArthur and Osteen are Pastors of the Same Type Church

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