Ordinary Christian Work http://www.challies.com/articles/ordinary-christian-work
John Hendrix at Monergism.com is making available a free eBook edition of J. Gresham Machen’s classic text Christianity and Liberalism.
This is one of those texts all Reformed Christians should read at least once. Here it is, for free. No excuses!
ht: Kim Riddlebarger
BiblePlaces Blog / by Todd Bolen
(by Ryan Jaroncyk)
As a layman, I have followed the “Jesus Family Tomb” and “James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus” Ossuary controversies fairly closely since 2007. In an attempt to bring greater clarity to those of us who are not archaeological, biblical, or philosophical scholars, I have composed lists summarizing what appear to be the pros and cons of each position. All of my research was conducted online and focused on reading scholarly blogs and magazine articles, scholars’ personal websites, book excerpts, and popular science and news media sources
Worth the time to read and ponder.
The Heresy of Indifference, by Burk Parsons
Indifference about doctrine is the mother of every heresy in all of history, and in our day indifference about doctrine is spreading like wildfire in the pulpits and pews of our churches. Ironically, the assertion that doctrine doesn’t matter is in fact a doctrine in itself.
When you love God with your heart (emotions) but not your mind, you end up loving the god of your imagination, not the God of the universe.
“Once for All Delivered” — Jude 1:1-4 by Kim Riddlebarger
The Work of the Spirit White Horse Inn
Who is the Holy Spirit and what is the nature of his work? Justin Holcomb joins the panel for this new series as the hosts begin with a discussion of the purpose of signs and wonders throughout redemptive history. Should we expect to see spectacular miracles or does the Spirit work primarily through providence in our time? Why does Jesus say that it’s a wicked generation that seeks after signs and wonders? That’s the focus of this edition of White Horse Inn.
The Person & Work of the Holy Spirit White Horse Inn
Who is the Holy Spirit? Is he a person or a force? How do we know that he is divine and separate from both the Father and the Son? In some Biblical texts he is described as “the Comforter,” but is that really an adequate translation? On this program the host discuss the person and work of the Holy Spirit as they conclude their series on the Trinity.
Why Should We Believe in the Trinity? – White Horse Inn
Why should Christians believe in the Trinity, anyway? What biblical passages have been used to support this teaching? Are Father, Son and Holy Spirit simply three different forms of God’s presence? Does the Bible really teach that Jesus is divine? The hosts, along with Fred Sanders, walk through the biblical texts and alternative theories as they continue to explore the doctrine of the Trinity.