The Dark Side of Preaching


Few evangelicals would argue against the primacy of preaching Christ in Christian ministry. We evangelicals preach Christ. As we preach Christ, we do so with an expectation of benefit to our hearers. Through the preaching of the Word of Christ, the lost are saved. Paul tells us that this is in fact the way sinners... Continue Reading →

Blame Christians: An Old Practice Finds New Life in Malaysia


A recent editorial is making news in Malaysia. According to Free Malaysia Today (FMT), the Umno government in Malaysia is making scapegoats of Christians in order to turn attention away from their own failures. The original scapegoat (Azazel of Leviticus 16) was an innocent goat who had the sins of Israel put upon its head... Continue Reading →

What Is Calvinism vs. Arminianism?


Calvinism is a name derided much more often than understood. Typically, debates are framed by the so-called "5 Points of Calvinism."  This 5-point framework is both helpful and misleading.  If one were to ask John Calvin about 5-point Calvinism, he wouldn't know what to say.  He never devised such a theological pentagon.  For Calvin, there... Continue Reading →

Something Different


If you are in the mood for something a little different, check out this blog on John Calvin, called Calvin500.  Calvin is celebrating his birthday, or, actually, we are celebrating his birthday.  Interesting links on this blog.  Enjoy.

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