A few weeks ago I was blessed to be able to take in a major league baseball game in the most beautiful ballpark in America, Pittsburgh’s PNC Park. It has become somewhat of a tradition over the past few years for one of the men in the church and I to make the 3 ½ hour trip to Pittsburgh to take in a day game. So when the year’s schedule comes out I look at the season’s weekday day games and we pick one for the trip. When you are picking a baseball game to travel to one day from April to September in March, there is always a risk because there are variables, most notably the weather.… Continue reading
Note:I am running this reprise about the theology of the Roman Catholic church in anticipation of my next post. And yes that is a teaser.
There has been a lot of talk in recent months about evangelicals, Roman Catholics and the pope. Whether John Piper’s recent tweet, or the recent march of Evangelical leaders to the Vatican, or the unprecedented interest among prominent evangelical celebrities in the most recent papal election, many are asking anew, or for the first time, is Rome a Christian church and are Catholics brothers in Christ?
Mike Gendron from Proclaiming the Gospel Ministries ruffled more than a few feathers when he said:
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“I’m very concerned because what this does is it confuses the average evangelical.
A couple of months ago I invested in a new preaching Bible, and no it’s not the “Preacher’s Bible” from Steadfast Bibles. Don’t get me wrong, I think the “Preachers Bible” (here after PB) is a fine product, it’s just not for me, because it is not what I prefer, especially for preaching. What sets the PB apart is it’s wide margins and non-porous pages that resist bleed through from a fountain pen. And those are great features if you mark up your Bible and make notes in it with a fountain pen. I don’t. I prefer the text of my preaching Bible to be clean.… Continue reading
I have been thinking a lot about Christian liberty lately. Not because I tend to ruminate on this subject, but because in the last month or so I have noticed a ton of chatter about it in the Christian blogosphere It isn’t that a lot of writers have decided that now is the time to discuss the doctrine of Christian liberty, it is that the comment sections of various blogs have erupted into a chorus that seemingly thinks that Christian liberty is the ultimate defeater argument.… Continue reading
Christian liberty can be defined as the freedom believers have in Christ to allow their redeemed conscience to guide their actions when scripture is silent on a topic or an issue.
Last week one of my fellow PS23 contributors sent me one of those annoying Facebook challenges, in this case it was to post a picture of a book that influenced my life, with no explanation, for 5 days. And while, as a rule, I find things like this annoying, and ignore them, in this case I was intrigued to think through the five books that impacted my life. I’m a book guy, I always have been (even as a hard partying unbeliever and even as a child) so it was an interesting exercise to think through the 5 books that really affected my life.… Continue reading