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Category Archives: Christian Tradition
Mark Driscoll, John Piper, and a Problem in Evangelicalism and its Lack of Churchmanship
Image credit: Churchleaders.com Mark Driscoll has relaunched his former website pastormark.tv as markdriscoll.org. You might think he was changing the name because he is no longer a pastor. If you do, you’re wrong. Apparently, Mark Driscoll is still promoting the … Continue reading
A Response to Danny Cortez for my Fellow Los Angeles Southern Baptist Association Pastors and Messengers
A response to “The Third Way: A Response to the Southern Baptist Convention” by Danny Cortez. Danny Cortez and New Heart Church have clearly communicated their stance to Southern Baptists in Danny’s most recent blog post. Here’s a response from … Continue reading
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The Old Acts 29 Doctrinal Statement
Old Acts 29 Doctrine What does Acts 29 believe? The short answer is that we are first Christians, second Evangelicals, third Missional, and fourth Reformed. The more lengthy answer is included below and intentionally omits some finer points of doctrine … Continue reading
Delighting in the Trinity
Here’s a topical sermon on the Doctrine of the Trinity entitled, “Delighting in the Trinity” preached at CrossView Church LA in January, 2013.
Delighting in the Trinity (sermon)
I read Delighting in the Trinity by Mike Reeves and loved it so much I decided to preach a sermon on the Trinity almost immediately at CrossView Church LA. Listen to it here.
Thoughts on the Passover and the Lord’s Supper
Tom Schreiner writes (The King in His Beauty: A Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments, 34): Unleavened bread was also eaten in memory of the great exodus event (Exod. 12:15-20, 34, 39; 13:3, 6-7), for the Israelites were … Continue reading
Christian Classics Curriculum by Mark Dever and Michael Thate
Download: PDF Mark Dever gave a workshop on this. You can listen to the mp3 or read Tony Reinke’s blog post on the session. January (Early Church): Year One: Henry Bettenson, Documents of the Early Church and The Martyrdom of Polycarp Year Two: Polycarp, Epistle … Continue reading
What is Liberal Theology?
Kevin DeYoung blogged on this and quoted Gary Dorrien, an Episcopal Priest, a professor at Union Theological Seminary: Fundamentally it is the idea of a genuine Christianity not based on external authority. Liberal theology seeks to reinterpret the symbols of Christianity … Continue reading
Bahnsen on Baptism
I’m a Baptist. He is not. So we will disagree I presume. But I post these here for later preparation for my sermon on Baptism coming up. Baptism: Its Meaning and Purpose “Cross-Examination: Infant Baptism”
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Does the reading of 2 Corinthians 13:14 at the end of our Sunday gatherings lead you to worship God?
The leader always blesses our gathering at the end by saying, “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” This is from 2 Corinthians 13:14. … Continue reading