Monthly Archives: April 2008

Jeremiah Wright’s universalism is wrong

Jeremiah Wright has been busy of late claiming his prerogatives as a pastor. Fair enough, but the media is predictably missing that his exposition of Scripture is worse (and far more dangerous) than his political commentary. Example: MODERATOR [at National … Continue reading

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Eckhart Tolle: another in a long line

McCoy: We were speculating. Is God really out there? Kirk: Maybe he’s not out there, Bones. Maybe he’s right here. [points to his heart] -from Star Trek V: The Final Frontier Every few years, a book comes out that captures … Continue reading

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Expelled

Well, I saw Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. I hardly agree with its premise that academic freedom is the solution to persecution of those who believe in Intelligent Design. A better solution would be to tear down the evolutionist’s fort by … Continue reading

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An authentic life

More signs of the drift in evangelical youth. Where did people get the idea that there is virtue in living sinfully — indeed, flaunting it like Anna Karenina — as long as you’re honest about it? Hypocrisy is the homage … Continue reading

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Well, that settles it

In his review of Ben Stein’s new movie Expelled, Time magazine critic Jeffrey Kluger tells us: The man made famous by Ferris Bueller, however, quickly wades into waters far too deep for him. He makes all the usual mistakes nonscientists … Continue reading

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Fundamentally organic and mysterious

[Church growth proponents] apply industrial and mechanical models to something that is fundamentally organic and mysterious, the Body of Christ. Modern ideas about church growth stem directly from business techniques… –Recovering Mother Kirk, p. 45. The church does not need … Continue reading

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One week to go!

Greetings evangelicals. I hope today finds you getting geared up for Earth Day. Only one week away! The excitement is palpable in the Pipe household. The Pope is baptizing Muslims. Evangelicals are preparing speeches on The Gospel and Global Warming. … Continue reading

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Spirit-filled Worship

[I]f we were to examine a worship service to see if the Holy Spirit were active in it, what would we be looking for? In the current rage for expressive and spontaneous worship, most people look for the Spirit’s presence … Continue reading

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The Green fad

To paraphrase Tim Bayly, have we all gone mad? What’s up with this whole green movement? Mercy. “Eco-friendly” is the latest triviality engaging the world. A Google news search on “environment” yields 182,000 hits. “Green” yields over 200,000 (granted, a … Continue reading

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Beyond secular sainthood

And they will say to you, Look, there! or Look, here! Do not go out or follow them. -Luke 17:23 You know, occasionally a blog comes along bringing satire that is almost inspiring. A friend sent this along. Don’t miss … Continue reading

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Luther on sin

A Christian is not someone who has no sin or feels no sin; he is someone to whom, because of his faith in Christ, God does not impute [count] his sin. -Martin Luther, Galatians

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