Celebrity Pastors

By | May 17, 2012

Perhaps it is time that the greater American Christian community re-evaluate their infatuation with  large, mega-conferences and the resulting rise of the “super-pastor.” Perhaps it is also time for the up-and-coming pastors, the next generation waiting in the wings to become part of the elite “super-pastor” crowd, to examine their motives. What is your motive in wanting to… Read More »

SGM and Apostles

By | May 9, 2012

In 2010 Sovereign Grace Ministries (SGM) abandoned their long-held doctrine of “apostles” as part of their leadership team.  Making the claim that the office of apostles is for today is not only biblically indefensible, it is also highly embarrassing for a denomination that desired to be acknowledged as mainstream and Reformed. As many may know SGM has been… Read More »

Marketing Jesus

By | May 8, 2012

Marketing Jesus by John Muether Dear Naberus, Aren’t these wonderful times to be in the temptation business? The hyper-consumerism of modern times virtually does our work for us, as it converts our targets’ social lives into commodities that serve personal happiness, whether jobs or marriages or families. As stunning as these successes have been, do not underestimate our crowning achievement. “Marketing the… Read More »

Advice on Reading by Richard Baxter (1615-1691)

By | May 2, 2012

“Make careful choice of the books which you read: let the holy scriptures ever have the pre-eminence, and, next to them, those solid, lively, heavenly treatises which best expound and apply the scriptures, and next, credible histories, especially of the Church; but take heed of false teachers who would corrupt your understandings.” 1. As there is a more… Read More »

We have been admiring our vile selves!

By | May 2, 2012

“I hate pride and arrogance!” Proverbs 8:13 What a monster of pride is man! How full of that cursed venom, is human nature! We cannot receive any grace or blessing from the Lord—but corrupt nature is prone to be proud of it—and to boast in it! No one is exempt from this. I appeal to your hearts. I refer to your experience. When your heart… Read More »