Category Archives: Current Events

The SBJT Forum: Profiles of Expository Preaching

Is it genuinely important to use the biblical languages in preaching, espe- cially since there are many excellent commentaries and pastors will never attain the expertise of scholars? (Scott Hafemann answers) Does the knowledge of church history aid the pastor … Continue reading

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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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A Twitter Conversation: For and Against Gay “Marriage”

If you want to see the conversation on Twitter here’s the link. Ryan T. Anderson @RyanT_Anderson  Sep 27 Judges should not insert their own preferences about marriage and declare them to be required by the Constitution. Robbie Medwed @rjmedwed  Sep 27 @RyanT_Anderson hahahahaha….That … Continue reading

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“How can you espouse genuine equality if you don’t allow gay people the same rights to get married as straight people?”

If you disagree with so-called gay marriage, you better have a good, thoughtful, and convincing answer to this question: “How can you espouse genuine equality if you don’t allow gay people the same rights to get married as straight people?” … Continue reading

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NY Times Article: Why imposing same-sex marriage or other laws does NOT leave those who disagree unaffected

I just read an excellent and brief article by Ross Douthat. It’s worth reading the whole article because it’s straight to the point and well thought out. He cites how religious freedoms are being taken away for different groups of … Continue reading

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Fear Not: Eminem vs. The Old Testament

Eminem recently had a hit song that carried many of the same themes as what I recently preached on Haggai 2:1-9 recently at CrossView Church: (Intro): Yeah, It’s been a ride… I guess I had to go to that place … Continue reading

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New Calvinism movement in the U.S. is covered in Time Magazine

It’s good to hear what outsiders say to get better perspective. (HT: Between Two Worlds [which was mentioned in the article])

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Al Mohler on the presidential candidates

This was helpful.  You can listen to it here or download it here.  It’s less than 29 minutes long.

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Another resource in thinking about the Virginia Tech Shooting

Piper preaching on terror and tragedy and God and his sovereignty.  There is audio or reading of this resource.

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How should we think about the tragedy at Virginia Tech?

My advice is to listen to these statements on the biblical and Christian worldview on this tragedy: DesiringGod blog has a short article with verse references on the tragedy Al Mohler did a 38 minute radio show on it yesterday … Continue reading

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