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January 2011

The Consequence Of Fast Food Theology – A Flat Bible

Context Determines Meaning In February had a very disturbing conversation with 3 Mormon elders who would not look at the context of a particular passage of Scripture.  Instead they wanted to standardize all definitions of the word “one” based on a traditional interpretation of John 17:20-21.  This conversation occurred after a talk on Mormonism at our Wednesday Night Bible Study.  These Mormon elders came ready for debate and refused to listen to deal with hermeneutical issues (the science of biblical interpretation) first, so that we could agree on how we go about explaining and interpreting a certain portions of scripture.  American Christianity tends to want things made

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Recovery of the Gospel in the life of Dr. D. James Kennedy

I remember Dr. D. James Kennedy as pastor/theologian who – unlike many Christian pastors (and Christians) – was not influenced today’s humanism that makes one preach a truncated gospel.  A truncated gospel proclaims a lowest common denominator belief system (it asks: “what is the least doctrine I can believe in and commit to and still be considered a Christian.”).  I am grateful for Dr. Kennedy evangelistic passion that compeled him to battled this thin, reduced, and truncated Gospel because: I am convicted that Today’s (Truncated) Gospel  minimizes the application of the gospel theology of salvation to justification (or just having our sins forgiven and/or being declared righteous) instead

Read More » – The Osteen Moment — Your Own Moment Will Come Soon Enough – The Osteen Moment — Your Own Moment Will Come Soon Enough: Mohler: “Joel Osteen found himself forced to answer a question that every Christian — and certainly every Christian leader — will be forced to answer. When that moment comes, and come it will, those who express confidence in the Bible’s teaching that homosexuality is a sin will find themselves facing the same shock and censure from the very same quarters.What happened last night on Piers Morgan Tonight is a sign of things to come. After this interview, Joel Osteen will never be seen in the same way

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The Parable of the Boat (by Michael Patton): Illustrating Differences Between Pelagianism, Semi-Pelalgianism, Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Arminianism, and Calvinism

Do find the following post by Michael Patton over at Parchment and Pen to be very helpful?  Does anyone have any comments about which tradition best explains the Biblical world view?—————————Here is the post: First Most Popular Post of 2010: The Parable of the Boat: Illustrating Differences Between Pelagianism, Semi-Pelalgianism, Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Arminianism, and Calvinism: “ by Michael Patton  Here is a quick illustration that I hope you find helpful to distinguish between the various traditions with regard to divine sovereignty, free-will, and salvation. It is certainly not perfect, but I think it works sufficiently. Pelagianism – All the

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Toodledo : Your To-Do List

Want to replace MS Outlook and your dependence on one computer.  check out Toodledo : Your To-Do List It is cloud based and looks very promising.  It works will with the GTD (Getting Things Done) system. It is a great way to get all the stuff out of your head and into a trust system.  this works especially well for idea managers like pastors. If you use GTD, please let me know how you use it and what you use for your trusted system.  How should I tweek the system as a pastor? Weekly Review Daily review see also

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NCT, CT, DT Diagram

Humm, is this diagram really stating what a person espousing that position would agree to or is it defining a position without respect to what the conversation is in that theological position? NCT, CT, DT_Diagram see also

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The Theology-Driven Life

The Theology-Driven Life: “ The following is an article by Michael Adams over at Journey in Grace.  I think that I to can relate to what he is saying.  I love truth and love to study the Bible.  But when we stop in the process at either exegesis or theology we have short-circuited God’s intended pattern for Biblical revelation.  I know that I can  not thwart God’s plan, but God uses our errors at times to convict us of our need for change – and one change is that I too want to be Gospel centered and Gospel driven.  I think part of it is

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Glenn Leatherman

I am first of all a disciple and follower of Jesus Christ. I affirm Evangelical Christian beliefs as well as  Gospel driven in philosophy of ministry. I am married to Ann and am raising 2 wonderful boys – Jonathan and Andrew. My purpose is to build disciplemaking disciples that are becoming fishers of men in fully displaying of God’s Glory in all things. Learn more

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