Recorded in mid-March; covers the relationship between Divine Simplicity and Systematic Theology, and goes through Ephesians 6 to emphasize the unity of the Christian life and the apologetic task. Additionally, as major examples, addresses practically all of the same subjects recently addressed on the blog, and gives a theological background for my recent comments about a variety of issues, as well as expanding on the previous episode.
On the perils of such beliefs, and examples thereof; to include C.S. Lewis, Kurt Jaros, Chris Date, William Lane Craig, and others.
In the midst of the turmoil which controversy creates, it is always refreshing to encounter an irenic, yet firm response in the midst of a variety of hasty and conjectural surmises. That irenicism was, of course, the response of Mike Robinson, who many will know from his books and posts on a variety of subjects related to apologetics. When his response was brought to my attention, I was excited to see that he had commented on the situation. Unfortunately, his post was in response only to the initial statement, which was intentionally designed to bring attention to the general …Read more
Please allow me to state what needs to be stated more often in these types of posts. Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners like me and like you, regardless of our sexual orientation. The depth of our sin is no match for the transforming power of the blood of Christ. Freedom from bondage to sin is found in Him. Do not hope in yourself, but hope in Christ.
Do not hope in homosexuality. Homosexuality cannot free you from your desire or your pain. Homosexuality has no power to satisfy or heal you. Pursuing homosexual desires will lead …Read more
Mailbag edition, answering a question I was asked recently concerning various ministries, then a positive presentation of the sufficiency of Scripture, then finishing with a testimony for those concerned with such things.
Diane Bass is the mother of Lance Bass, formerly of N’Sync – a native of Mississippi, where I call home. As far as I can tell, she preached the message linked to on The Huffington Post (and by a multitude of “gay rights” organizations shortly thereafter) at Northside Baptist Church, in Clinton, MS. My attestation for this claim can be found here.
We review an excellent example of the homosexual advocacy narrative du jour – a post for HuffPo by Micah J. Murray. Notice the crucial word that is missing from his material. Repentance. Notice also the lack of clarity and precision found throughout, and the intense focus on emotions.
Argument by redefinition in lieu of meaningful, logical argumentation is specious. It’s one thing to address presuppositions, it’s another thing to smuggle them in. Pravda is nothing new. The relentless, remorseless cultural pressure will beat you down unless you take the time to study the issue. It’s not enough to “Stan with Phil.” Marriage is a picture of Christ an the Church. It’s not a neutral issue by any stretch. I’m a little late on this – but it was recorded in a timely fashion…
Christmas, Apostasy, and Resume Inflation.
So, I was involved in a bit of a dustup with some folks yesterday. Essentially, the bone of contention was concerning knowledge. The position of our antagonists, essentially, was that knowledge, to be knowledge, must be “infallible.” There are a variety of issues with this stance, but chiefly, my concern is from theology proper, as we will explore; although we will address a few other issues along the way as well.
My response is first to the notion of infallibility being applied to “knowledge” in the first place. Fallibility, obviously, means an ability to fail. Well, to fail, one has …Read more