Church Discipline – A Difficult Task?

By | January 17, 2017

“Looking at Jesus through the prism of Johannine values offers unique insight into the priorities of discipleship. One’s personal relationship with Christ towers over every other consideration. What establishes preeminence in the Christian community is not apostleship or ecclesiastical office, nor titles or territory, not the charismatic gifts of tongues, healing, prophecy, or inspired preaching, but only our… Read More »

Sovereign Grace Pastor Matthew Wassink Removed; Why Not C.J. Mahaney?

By | January 14, 2017

The Sovereign Grace Churches denominational leaders should be getting proficient at scrubbing websites of any traces of their latest fallen pastor, Lord knows they get enough practice!  I’m guessing that right about now they’re wishing they wouldn’t have fired their social media expert, Brian DeWire, a few years ago. His scrubbing skills were so finely honed that he… Read More »

“Rising Evangelical Star” Wussow is Truth-Challenged

By | January 10, 2017

Travis Wussow is one of the top men in the Southern Baptist’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) and recently named by the Institute on Religion & Democracy as one of the “7 Rising Evangelical Stars to Look Out for in 2017.”  The Institute on Religion & Democracy identified Wussow as one of “seven increasingly influential men and women we predict… Read More »

Peace

By | January 7, 2017

“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you his peace at all times and in every situation. The Lord be with you all.” 2 Thessalonians 3:16 NLT There are a couple things I keep coming back to in this well-loved benediction: first, there is a Lord of peace and the presupposition that we are peace-less. Peace does not exist… Read More »

Quiet! Don’t Break the Ninth Commandment!

By | January 2, 2017

“Just because we are Calvinists doesn’t mean that our celebrities are any more immune from the temptations of fame and wealth as the heretics of the Word/Faith movement.” Todd Pruitt, “Gospel-Centered Monster Making,” “…out from the door of the farmhouse came a long file of pigs, all walking on their hind legs…out came Napoleon himself, majestically upright, casting… Read More »