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C. S. Lewis: Little problems or blatant heresies?

As a follow-up to What did C.S. Lewis really believe? I offer this video from Todd Friel of Wretched Radio.  

Rob Bell’s theology taken to its logical conclusion.

HT: Sacred Sandwich

The outrageous love of God.

Sermon of the week: “The Gift That Nobody Wants” by Paul Washer.

Your sermon of the week is The Gift that Nobody Wants by Paul Washer. Prepare to have your toes stepped on.

Mormonism: Making gods out of sinners since 1830.

The following quote comes from the blog Lehi’s Library: “So in our view it doesn’t matter one bit that a person sinned at some point in their existence prior to becoming a god. It doesn’t preclude the possibility of being divine, because atonement can be made and the sin can be totally eradicated. In this sense I think we […]

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The Pure in heart shall see God, those that hunger and thirst after righteousness shall be completely satisfied with the same, the peace-makers shall be called the sons of God. These second clauses in the beatitudes describe the essence of the final kingdom in which the reward will consist. They show, therefore, that the reward […]

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 Everywhere there is apathy. Nobody cares whether that which is preached is true or false. A sermon is a sermon whatever the subject; only, the shorter the better. – Charles H. Spurgeon 1834 – 1892

Defending, Contending – what?

I recently started reading K. Scott Oliphant’s new book, The Battle Belongs to the Lord. Chapter 2 is an examination of the book of Jude and the author does an excellent job of explaining what we (those who are redeemed by the blood of Christ) are to defend and why we are to do so. […]

What’s The Big Deal on Creation?

Many Christians point out that the word “day” in Genesis chapter one can mean something other than a 24-hour day and, therefore, the scientific view that the world is billions of years old can be reconciled to the Scriptures. But how does one determine when the Hebrew word “yom” means a 24-hour day and when […]

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For another thing, let us not expect too much from our own hearts here below. At our best we shall find in ourselves daily cause for humiliation, and discover that we are needy debtors to mercy and grace every hour. The more light we have, the more we shall see our own imperfection. Sinners we […]

Boyd Dellinger on Youth Ministry.

Is your Worldview based on the world?

Many professing Christians think man has more wisdom than God in determining how long the creation took. Of course, few people put it in those terms, but that is what it boils down to. Here’s an example. What are the consequences of disbelieving in a literal 6 day creation? We deny the clear teaching of […]

Gin and juice missionaries.

Here’s the opening to a great little article on a matter we’ve been lamenting for years: Many Christians tend to hang out a lot with unsaved friends for the sake of  “winning” them to Christ. (Unsaved girlfriends, boyfriends, club-buddies, former smokin’-buddies, co-workers, etc.) They often say that their plan is to “let their light shine”. […]

Sermon of the week: “Thou Shalt Not Covet” by Phil Johnson.

Your sermon of the week is Thou Shalt Not Covet by Phil Johnson. This is the next installment of Johnson’s series on the Ten Commandments that is being featured on DefCon every other week as your Sermon of the Week (on Thursdays).

The sacrificial lamb.

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Holiness has a mighty influence upon others. When this appears with power in the lives of Christians, it works mightily upon the spirits of men; it stops the mouths of the ungodly . . . . I am sure we have found, by woeful experience, that in these debauched times, when religion is so bespattered […]

Anti-theists all aflutter over a street sign.

No one can trample on the memories of fallen firefighters and spit in the face of their families quite like the anti-theists. Now, I know that not all atheists are angry and walk around with a chip on their shoulder (some are actually pleasant to be around), but here is a classic example of why […]

The sovereignty of God.

Worship Songs Compared.

DefCon touches on the issue of music and the Church from time to time; thanks to a recent article from The Watchman’s Bagpipes, this is one of those times. Yesterday in church we sang some contemporary “worship” songs at the opening of service and closed with a traditional hymn.  Our church often mixes the old […]

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They that know God will be humble; they that know themselves cannot be proud. – John Flavel 1627 – 1691

Mother charged with a felony for spanking her child.

Unbelievable news coming out of Texas. “You don’t spank children today,” said Judge Jose Longoria. “In the old days, maybe we got spanked, but there was a different quarrel. You don’t spank children.” Rosalina Gonzales had pleaded guilty to a felony charge of injury to a child for what prosecutors had described as a “pretty […]

Voddie Baucham on Youth Ministry.

It’s Time for Vacation Bible School! – Or Is It Time to Repent?

Vacation Bible School sounds innocent enough, it started with good intentions: Christians wanting to reach children with the good news of Jesus. Christianity Astray reports: Unofficially, it’s possible to trace the roots of VBS as far back as the 1870s, when the Methodist Episcopal Church offered summer Sunday school institutes to the general public near […]

Welcome to Shallow Small Group.

Sometimes a parody can say so much more than a million serious blog posts.

Sermon of the week: “The Grim Reality of the Last Days” by John MacArthur.

Your sermon of the week is The Grim Reality of the Last Days by John MacArthur. This is not a topic Joel Osteen would dare touch, and it’s definitely not a message for the faint-hearted. Mike Ratliff had this to say about this sermon: John MacArthur preached something I had never heard before, which compared […]

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Today’s families are suffering because the concepts of biblical family government–unknown to many in these last generations–have been replaced by humanistic and so-called “modern” ideas about child rearing that have produced anarchy in the home. Home has become simply a “crash pad”–a place to make a quick stop for food, clothes, and sleep. Each family […]

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“It is in the gymnasium of affliction that men are modeled and fashioned in the beauty of holiness, and all their spiritual powers are trained for harmonious action. It was meet also that they should suffer, in order to complete their service. Like their Lord, they had to be made perfect through suffering; and if […]

They just don’t get it.

For I testify about them that they have a zeal for God, but not in accordance with knowledge. For not knowing about God’s righteousness and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. Romans 10:2-4 […]

Dalai Lama the Marxist?

According to a reliable source, the Dalai Lama is claiming to be a Marxist. The reliable source is the Dalai Lama himself. Read the USA Today article here.

Doug Phillips on Youth Ministry.