Monthly Archives: March 2008

A missed sign

So the Jews said to him, What sign do you show us for doing these things? -John 2:18 Preaching from John 2 on Easter, our pastor noted the irony of the Jews asking for a sign that Christ had the … Continue reading

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Another lighthouse in the tide?

R. Scott Clark asks good questions: Is it the job of historically Reformed schools to provide a little gravitas to the broad evangelical enterprise? Asked another way: What do the honored pictures of Machen, Murray, Van Til, Kuiper, Stonehouse, Young, … Continue reading

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Covenant Eyes– two years later

The faint, far-off results of those energies which God’s creative rapture implanted in matter when He made the worlds are what we now call physical pleasures; and even thus filtered, they are too much for our present management. -C.S. Lewis, … Continue reading

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Liberation Theology

Because of Barack Obama’s pastor, we’ve been hearing a lot about liberation theology. What is it? Sam Storms explains. I haven’t heard the term much since the mid-1980s, when it was associated with Catholic nuns who aided Marxist insurgencies in … Continue reading

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An opponent gets it

In the recent newsletter of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio, a reader chastises the Rev. William Gartig for approving of sodomy and denying the “clear teaching of the church for thousands of years.” Gartig responds: If you start from … Continue reading

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Sterilized Christianity

Come on, Pastor, they’re just meeting market needs. You’re not going to grow churches or radio stations if you don’t give the people what they want to hear! “Sterilized” is actually a good term for it.

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Proverbs 16:18 in action

If you hear a man talking overmuch of brotherly love and that sort of thing– I do not mean the hypocrite, but the sincere humanitarian…you are pretty sure that here is a man who will be slippery or dishonourable in … Continue reading

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Fulfill your vocation

Vocation is the Latin term for “calling.” Our job is but one of our vocations. We are also children, parents, church members, spouses, members of a community, etc. Each of these callings has its own obligations. We are not where … Continue reading

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The third sex

An old witticism notes that there are three sexes: male, female, and clergy. For those of you not laughing, the comment alludes to a certain “softness” among some clergymen. I trust most of you who’ve been amid Catholic or mainline … Continue reading

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