Do not enter the path of the wicked, And do not walk in the way of evil.

Proverbs 4:14

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Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

2 Corinthians 5:17

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2 Timothy 3:16-17

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 A Front Row View Of The Church

An Interesting Idea - Sun, 31 Aug 2014
I read a great article today on Linkedin that talks about what we’ve learned after finishing school.The article is about the Harvard class of 1989 and the results of a survey that 435 of those graduates completed. The most compelling insights came from this open-ended question: “If you could travel back to 1989 and explain […]

This One Thing I Know - Mon, 18 Aug 2014
There are a lot of very smart people in this world. So smart that sometimes I wonder how in the world a person can accumulate so much knowledge in a lifetime. You probably know people like this.People who seem to be on an entirely different plane than the rest of us. Politically smart…Mathematically smart…Business smart…Theologically […]

A Day of Deception - Sat, 16 Aug 2014
Like many of you,I often question many of the things taking place in the world today. I mean, how could you not question the rampaging violence in our society,or the staggering numbers of starving and diseased people all over the earth? If we have a conscious at all, and certainly if we have the Spirit […]

Defending Contending

The Impeccability of Christ – Pink - Fri, 22 Aug 2014
This is a good reminder as we move into the weekend that Christ was not only sinless and did no sin, but that He could not have sinned. It was not within His nature. If you get this part of theology incorrect, you will get other parts wrong. We hope you will enjoy this writing…Read more The Impeccability of Christ –Pink

Is Suicide Ever an Option? - Thu, 14 Aug 2014
There is a great deal of words that have been written about the suicide of a recent celebrity. This blog does not intend to readdress this sad loss for his family and friends. The fact is that depression has seen another life go out into eternity. However, before I address the question at hand, I…Read more Is Suicide Ever anOption?

Will the Real Christians Please Stand Up? - Tue, 12 Aug 2014
This is different than probably anything I have ever written. I have wanted my writings to be a means of encouragement to those who are struggling or who need a pick-me-up. I do believe, however, that God laid this on my heart so I hope you will bear with me for this very solemn post.…Read more Will the Real Christians Please StandUp?

Do Not Be Surprised

'God's Glory Bible' — A Blasphemous Display of Patriotic Idolatry

This 'n' That

No Compromise Radio: I Am Barabbas

GTY Blog

Ligonier Ministries Blog

Life with Cancer: One Year Later

Predestination: What Does This Mean for the Non-Elect?

$5 Friday: Charles Spurgeon, Theology, & Forgiveness

m’Kayla’s Corner

1 John 4 How Well Are We Learning? – - Sat, 16 Aug 2014
Have you ever read another person’s words and thought to yourself “I could have written that”? Well, here we are… This is all very reminiscent of when I was in the open, honest and upfront titled “new age ‘christian’ church”. … Continue reading

The Truth and The Lie Are Set Up Side by Side - Sun, 27 Jul 2014
I’ve been writing for several years now, exposing the false signs and wonders of Charismania that has taken over the church. This movement has come from many sources, mine were the International Association of Healing Rooms, heavily influenced by Bill … Continue reading

It’s All Been A Set Up - Sat, 26 Jul 2014
2 Thessalonians 2: 9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the … Continue reading

Moriel Ministries

Cancel Pro-Abortion Film “After Tiller” Immediately! - Sat, 30 Aug 2014
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Mark Driscoll Kicked Out Of His Own Organization - Tue, 19 Aug 2014
by Sandy Simpson  Aug 18, 2014  Driscoll was kicked out of the Acts 29 Network church planting group, his own organization, for his “ungodly behavior”. “Seattle megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll has been removed from a church-planting network of more than 500 churches he helped found after a pattern of “ungodly and disqualifying behavior.” (Religion News Service, by Sarah [...]

Viet Nam Feeding Program August 2014 - Mon, 18 Aug 2014
With much thanks to our supporters who helped us feed these 200 hungry Christian families in famine struck region of Vietnam and much Praise To Jesus. Tons of rice we bought and sent was transported by a special trek vehicle then carried into  mountains. Many of the hungry were children and aged. May The Lord Bless you for helping us to [...]


Some here, some there — August 29, 2014 - Fri, 29 Aug 2014
by Dan Phillips

As we prepare to bid adieu to August, and the temperatures here in Houston plummet to the upper 80s, one last look-around. Remember, updates through the day. Check in later.

Prepare for more change-ups than an early Chicago song.

  • Remember the first time you were exposed to Calvinism?
  • ...but then, much as you tried, you just couldn't get it out of your mind?
  • ...until finally:
  • Enough of humor, for the moment.
  • I said, enough!
  • In other subjects: AuthorDarrin Patricktweetedthat he would "love to hear thoughts on race & the gospel" from Phil, Frank and me. "Love to"? Well! How could I refuse? That being the case, I thought surely Darrin would be delighted to learn that I've written on this area a number of times, including in last Friday's post. Yet when I pointed Darrin to the 2012 post titled (hel-lo?)Racism, for some reason he seemed to lose interest. I still really, truly don't know what that was about.
  • A lot ofarmchair quarterbackinghas been done on the Ferguson matter;Joshua Waulk,a brother-pastor who's a former police officer provides somehelpful instruction and context.
  • Fred Butlersays: "It is grieves me, almost to the point of despair, that generations of black Americans have been taught to believe by their leaders, as well as a political party, that their fellow white Americans are racists at heart and there is nothing they can do to better themselves in our society because of that racism." Amen, among much else that could be said. Fred links to amulti-racial lawman round-table discussion.
  • So once again: you don't fight fire with gasoline, you don't lose weight on an all-Oreo diet, and you don't cure racism with racism. The sufficient, effective, and only real cure is in the Gospel.
  • In other news...
  • You may have heard thatMark Driscollis taking time off with pay while getting counsel of some unspecified kind, after which he'll get back tothe work of the American peoplepreaching. This is also being reported as "stepping down," though I wouldn't describe it that way.Doug Wilsonweighs in,and manages to be at the same time characteristically incisive and insightful and (in my opinion) overly sanguine. Doug even manages very wrongly to extend cover forDriscoll's still-unrepented boast of receiving I-accuse-Grandpa-but-then-heh-heh-heh-I-could-be-wrong porn-sorta-visions. (Wilson avers to Ezekiel's vision of "abominations" which,by stark contrast, [A] was presented as a full-on prophetic vision without modern leaky-Canonism's wiggle-words, and [B] was defined explicitly in-context as visions ofidolatry, not of X-rated porn enactments of the sexual sins of the citizenry.)
  • I did, by the way, share a meal with Doug before going public with this. It was months and months before, and completely unrelated; but oh well. And, more recently, I dropped him an email.
  • Seriously, that anyone can readPhil'sthoughtful and relentnessly pastoral working-throughof that appalling video, with the discussion that ensues in the meta, and say in effect "Well, that's kind of like Ezekiel, isn't it?" — yeah, just like Ezekiel. "Like" in the sense ofopposite. In the sense that Howard Stern is like Charles Spurgeon... because they both talk. Less like, in fact.
  • After Driscoll's "apology," someone asked in Twitter what I thought ofJohn Piper'stweet, which (again, to my surprise)Doug Wilsonquoted approvingly. I replied:
  • Agood sermonwill do you a lot of good, right?Not necessarily, says pastorJoseph Franks, and he's absolutely right. Some wonderful needed jabs here:
We are informed but incorrigible. Our heads and mouths are filled with God’s Word, but it does not affect our hearts and feet. We know what to do, but do it not. And in the end, our miserable existence is made more miserable. We heap sin upon sin and wonder what is wrong with our minister, our church, and our holy religion. On Sunday we walk into the church, and walk the aisle, but on Monday we forget to walk after the model of Christ.
  • Oh my gosh,everyone who has ever preachedhas to watch thisad for a book byDavid Murray. Absolutelyhysterical. If my books had such videos... well, they'd be New York Times bestsellers and TGC would love me!
  • On his way to commendingMichael Kruger'sposts responding to Paul Peter Enns' latest attempts to make his stance not look like such a bad thing,Todd Pruittnotesthat "unbelief is all the rage among some who identify themselves as Christians." I quote that because it lets my re-post one of my very favorite of Phil's Po-Motivators:
That's it for now! Have a little snack, and get on with your day.

Just be careful what you pick.

(How'd they know what price to set?)

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Slaughter of the Sheep

Mark Driscoll: Plagiarism – Thou Shalt Not Steal! - Thu, 05 Dec 2013
Recently, Janet Mefferd, host of the syndicated radio show, The Janet Mefferd Show, interviewed Mark Driscoll on her broadcast.  On the November 21st show, she expressed deep concern that parts of Driscoll’s new book, A Call to Resurgence (14 pages to be … Continue reading

Paul Crouch, Founder of TBN, Dies - Sat, 30 Nov 2013
Paul Crouch, founder of Trinity Broadcasting Network, has passed away.  Remember the Crouch family in your prayers, more specifically, that they would come to repentance. It’s still too soon to tell, but all indications are that Matt Crouch will be … Continue reading

Spin Control: Sorry for the Hassle - Wed, 30 Oct 2013
In responding to the news article exposing his new mansion, Steven Furtick, pastor of Elevation Church in Charlotte, NC, apologized to his congregation for all the hassle they have gone through because of his taste for fine things. It sounds … Continue reading

Sola Dei Gloria

Three American friends hospitalised after Playing Ouija board game - Tue, 24 Jun 2014
Though we can’t claim to know if this story is true or not, we do know the bible warns about seeking to communicate with the dead, ‘familiar spirits’, or the spirit world in general. God would not warn against it, if there was no danger in doing so. Let no one be found among you […]

Jerome, Augustine, and the Fall of Rome: An Object Lesson for American Christians - Tue, 24 Jun 2014
An excellent message from Kim Riddlebarger. I encourage you to follow the link at the end of the intro…  When an alien spaceship destroyed the White House in the 1993 science fiction film Independence Day, I’m told that pre-9/11 moviegoers were not horrified at the possibility and that some even cheered (perhaps because they were […]

An Examination of Dispensationalism by William E. Cox – Conclusion/Summary - Mon, 23 Jun 2014
My hope is those interested in Church History have gained or benefited from this series. If like me, you are interested in knowing where (and when) many of the doctrines we have been taught originated from and if they are really based upon the Word of God or came from the mind or imagination of […]

The Cripplegate

Defining “Forgiveness” - Fri, 29 Aug 2014
Have you ever used a term for a while and one day come to realize that you may have been using the term incorrectly? Being in the church and using “Christan language” as much as I do, I have used the term “forgiveness” for decades and a little while ago, I realized that I wasn’t […]

Riots in the Street: a Biblical Perspective - Thu, 28 Aug 2014
In April of 1992, a jury found two white police officers “not guilty” for their conduct in the arrest of Rodney King a year earlier. The verdict sparked week-long riots in Los Angeles; at least 63 people were killed, 12,000 arrested, and one billion dollars of damage was done. On May 3 (a Sunday), 1,000 […]

Driscoll Drama: To those who sold tickets - Wed, 27 Aug 2014
In many ways, Mark Driscoll’s stepping down from his church brings to a close a somewhat ignominious chapter in the history of American Evangelicalism (you know something is ignominious when it gets Voxified). The Driscoll Decade of Drama unfolded like a circus: for ten years there was a show in town, and there were otherwise […]

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