Some Anabaptist Challenges to Reformed Theology

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An interesting article by Derek Radney at TGC,  here’s his final paragraph: .”..[H]ere’s what I think our Anabaptist friends may be seeing that we should consider: in our recovery of the gospel of grace, we’ve failed to kill the latent triumphalism and Constantinianism of evangelicalism, especially in our ecclesiology. In other words, many of us are still operating with the … Read More

Worship Shapes Us – But How?

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In a brilliantly insightful discussion on the relationship between worship, discipleship and mission  James K.A. Smith states the following: “The point is this: a lot of Christians (including pastors and Christian leaders) have implicitly and unwittingly bought into a view of action and behavior that overestimates thinking. This is even true in sectors of evangelicalism that are suspicious of education … Read More

Awkward Moments Over Church Coffee

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I’m convinced that the generally diabolical standard of tea and coffee in churches is one of the enemy’s key strategies.  However it’s not the only problem that confronts us during our post-Sunday-meeting fellowship,   conversation can sometimes be hard too. Colin Marshal writes: “Do you come to church expecting God to use you to minister to others, to encourage them in … Read More

Gospel Definitions: John Stott

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Here is the late John Stott’s definition of the Gospel, it is typically simple and profound: What is the Good News? The good news is Jesus. And the good news about Jesus which we announce is that he died for our sins and was raised from death. In consequence he reigns as Lord and Saviour at God’s right hand and has authority … Read More

Tchividjian Responds to Rick Phillips

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Many have expressed some concern over Tchvidjian’s writing in recent times. He responds to these concerns, and specifically Rick Phillips, in his latest blog post over at TGC.  However, I think that his statement in one of the comments is particularly helpful: “I’m interested in eradicating the spiritual narcissism that we Evangelicals have adopted and called “sanctification.” It’s unarguable that holiness … Read More