On Really Believing the Gospel

Why aren’t you a Roman Catholic? That probably seems like an odd question to many of you. Yet, have you ever considered it? If you are a former Roman Catholic, you might have an answer to that question. But is it a valid answer? A solid answer? If it is an answer that involves “Father Mike was mean to me” …

Assessing Contemporary Theology

I believe the readers of this blog would enjoy (very much) listening to a recent interview with Dr. Lane Tipton. The discussion took place in light of the new book Resurrection and Eschatology: Theology in Service of the Church: Essays in Honor of Richard B. Gaffin Jr. (P&R, 2008), but the discussion is more general in nature. The interview took …

Joel Osteen, Stuart Smalley, and the Secret Compared

   Lane (a regular in our channel) found this video on YouTube. I don’t know who bezel333 is, but I appreciate the work that went into this. It is striking. Update: Evidently “The Secret” folks complained to YouTube and scuttled this fine video (what do you expect from folks scamming folks like they are?). So here’s a link that can take …

UMC Proves Inerrancy Matters

The “acquittal” of a “lesbian pastor” by officials of the United Methodist Church (story) has once again demonstrated what happens when the full authority and inerrancy of the Scriptures is abandoned by a once strongly evangelistic denomination. If you are one of those who cannot begin to understand how anyone can call themselves a minister of the gospel, claim fidelity …