Monthly Archives: August 2006

…You might be on the wrong path

Its history is that it demurs to each aggression of the progressive party, and aims to save its credit by a respectable amount of growling, but always acquiesces at least in the innovation. It is now conservative only in affecting … Continue reading

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Real or Potential Savior?

One proclaims a God who saves; the other speaks of a God Who enables man to save himself. One view presents the three great acts of the Holy Trinity for the recovering of lost mankind—election by the Father, redemption by … Continue reading

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Rock music and the pope in our hearts

I’ve written of my disllusionment with rock music, but not my, er, scholarly history with it. When I was in college in the 1980s, my friends and I despised the contemporary rock scene — Poison, Ratt, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue … Continue reading

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Popular understanding and infant baptism

Years ago, Dana Carvey stated on a show that he grew up Lutheran. The interviewer asked what that was like, and he said “Well, sorta Catholic-lite.” That example of absolutizing form while disregarding content, laugh-out-loud funny as it is to … Continue reading

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Confessions and contemporary English

I came across this Modern English Study Version of the Westminster Confession of Faith (WCF). I love it! Chapter 1 of the WCF says that the Sriptures “are to be translated into the common language of every nation to which … Continue reading

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Lebanon: the missing story

Unmentioned in all the news about fighting in the Middle East is that, according to Professor Walid Phares, a quarter of Lebanon’s population is Christian (at least in name). Dr. Phares is an author and Middle East expert who frequently … Continue reading

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Acts 15

The Acts 15 deliberations bring joy every time I read them. The letter itself overflows with charity, brevity, and glad tidings: 22 Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders, with the whole church, to choose men from … Continue reading

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The task of the preacher

The task of the preacher is to show Christ to his audience. For precisely this reason, some churches have a plaque fastened to the pulpit just below the open Bible and visible only to the preacher. The plaque has the … Continue reading

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Spa treatment, massage, and an abortion ‘experience’

Ever wanted to know an abortionist’s marketing dream for the future? Well, how about this menu from a Pittsburgh abortion clinic? One proposed package provides the gist: 5. Deluxe Spa Treatment– Get the luxury and personal attention you deserve!! Check … Continue reading

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Westminster vs. Da Vinci

Despite the background music, here’s another good site for anyone still interested in the Da Vinci Code. It is sponsored by Westminster Theological Seminary.

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Evangelicalism Divided

Iain Murray’s Evangelicalism Divided teaches on every page. Murray was born on that precious stone set in the silver sea. In the best English way, he confronts error firmly and yet gently. His knowledge of Scripture and fear of the … Continue reading

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Easy Bible searching in Firefox

I like this plugin. It adds an English Standard Version (ESV) Bible search to the search bar (the little one to the right of the address bar). A Ctrl+K gets you to the search bar without using the mouse (hat … Continue reading

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The Calvinist “system”

This John Samson article gets it right: have we all not read enough “cage-stage” Calvinism? Most center on the Five Points. The back-and-forth on this issue has apparently convinced some opponents that Calvinism floats independently of Scripture. “Calvinists will not … Continue reading

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