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At the recent Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) a number of resolutions were adopted concerning issues facing the churches today. On the website containing the list of this year’s resolutions, they define a resolution this way: A resolution has traditionally been defined as an expression of opinion or concern, as compared to …
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Introduction: In this post I am going to attempt to tackle a difficult saying of our Lord Jesus, one that has often been misunderstood but which contains a crucial teaching that we must all learn to heed. This teaching comes in the form of a principle stated by means of metaphor, a principle which offers …
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Introduction: In the following illustration Kent Hughes relates the “experience of a certain young bachelor”: Every time he brought a prospective wife home, his mother criticized her unmercifully. The young man was at his wits end when a friend offered this advice: “Find someone like your mother.” So he looked and looked until he found …
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I recently read an article entitled Calvin’s Four Rules of Prayer by Dr. Carlton Wynne, assistant professor of systematic theology and apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary. He introduces the subject this way: Reading through some old notes on Calvin’s Institutes made me realize what always gets dropped when life feels like one giant game of …
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Last Thursday I posted Voddie Baucham’s message on Defining Social Justice, which was one of a number of insightful messages at the recent conference entitled Social Justice & The Gospel: The God-breathed Hierarchy and the Postmodern Crisis within the Church. At the conference there was also a panel discussion with members of the group who …
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Our regular readers may recall a post back in September concerning The Statement on Social Justice & the Gospel, as a well as a follow-up post entitled Explanation of the Statement on Social Justice & the Gospel, in which I gathered together in one place a series of articles written in defense of the statement …
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Yesterday, March 8, 2019, Joe Carter of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) posted a brief article about the role the United Nations seeks to play with regard to religious liberty around the world. It is a worthwhile read. The article ends with this section entitled “Is the UN doing an adequate job of …
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Back in January Jon Bloom of Desiring God Ministries wrote an article entitled Relentlessly Call Abortion What It Really Is, in which he reminds us that: Abortion is rarely talked about. I’m not talking about the word “abortion.” We hear this word a lot in the public square. But we rarely hear about it. Abortion …
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Over the years I cannot count the number of times that people visiting our church have remarked about the volume and joy in the singing of the congregation. It seems it is becoming more remarkable than ever these days because people are used to the volume coming from speakers echoing the singing of a group …
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Back in September I posted an article concerning the The Statement on Social Justice & the Gospel. Not surprisingly, this statement has drawn some criticism, and, given the nature and importance of the issues, it led the the team at the Reformation21 blog to invite the authors of the statement to write a series of …

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