Category Archives: theology

THE BIG PICTURE

God made the world. He did so with a purpose. A purpose besides just getting glory. He wanted a people for Himself. A family. Hence He calls Himself Father. And all those adopted into His family are His children. And … Continue reading

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PHILOSOPHY, THE TRINITY, AND NECESSITY [part 1]

God is beyond our finite minds to grasp and comprehend for He lives in unapproachable light. The wonder of Him who created the universe with a word is beyond us. That He is one God yet three persons who each … Continue reading

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Saved by the Blood of the Lamb

Also published at SBC Voices By Ken Hamrick Throughout the Old Testament, a spotless animal was permitted to die in place of the sinner. Sin required death—either the death of the sinner or the death of an allowed substitute. No … Continue reading

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Beyond Traditionalism: Reclaiming Southern Baptist Soteriology

Reposted from the archives… By Ken Hamrick [15,400 words…] In May of 2012, Eric Hankins published A Statement of the Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation[1]. It has created quite an uproar. The statement does not provide … Continue reading

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Realism & Retroactive Identity in Christ

By Ken Hamrick John Murray’s treatment of sanctification, particularly his essay, “The Agency in Definitive Sanctification,” makes some surprising inroads toward grasping the believer’s retroactive, realistic identification with Christ.[1] He does not go as far as to acknowledge that the … Continue reading

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Realism & The Fall: A Response to Steve Farish

The hallmark of the realistic view is that the immaterial, moral nature of all men was propagated out of the substance of Adam in such a way as to deservedly implicate us in his sin; and this due to that nature having a real, participative presence in Adam. Continue reading

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Edwards, Necessity & Certainty: Part 1

by Ken Hamrick This will be a series of informal posts chronicling my quest to understand and engage Jonathan Edwards on the ideas of necessity and certainty, and to establish where Andrew Fuller departed from Edwards’ view. In this, I’m … Continue reading

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It’s Not Calvinism But Rationalism That Divides Us

by Ken Hamrick Having debated Calvinism for many years, I’m beginning to see the wisdom of leaving to mystery that which can never really be figured out—a view espoused by many others before me. Such a position is disdained by both … Continue reading

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Admonitions to a Disappointed Young-Earther

This article was also published at SBC Voices by Ken Hamrick Recently, I came across a paper in the Journal for Baptist Theology & Ministry, written by Dr. Kenneth Keathley in 2013, entitled, “Confessions of a Disappointed Young-Earther.”[1] The piece is … Continue reading

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Awakening To The Theology

by Dr. James Willingham The ground work or foundation for awakening prayer as well as for the visitation that we call an awakening is to be found in the theology we find linked to the First and Second Great Awakenings … Continue reading

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Shedding Light on the Length of Pre-Sun Creation Days: A Text-Based Approach

by Ken Hamrick In the ongoing debate over the Genesis creation account, one supposed problem that seems particularly troublesome for many is the question of the length of a day prior to the creation of the sun (on Day 4). … Continue reading

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AiG to File Discrimination Suit against Kentucky | Answers in Genesis

Lawsuit to defend religious freedom explained in new video by Mark Looy on February 3, 2015 Note: This article is slightly adapted from a news release being sent to the national media today. The release and this web article provide … Continue reading

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Religion and Politics by Russell Moore | Reformed Theology Articles at Ligonier.org

by Russell Moore Tabletalk: How did you come to pursue a career as a systematic theologian and Christian ethicist? Russell Moore: I felt a call to ministry early on and preached my first sermon at my home church in Biloxi, … Continue reading

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Discipleship Beyond the Mommy Blogosphere | The Gospel Centered Woman

In one of our most widely read and discussed articles yet, Hannah Anderson laid out ways the “mommy blogosphere” has become a vehicle for driving how Christian women think and talk about practical matters of the faith. She concluded the … Continue reading

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Leadership and Spiritual Maturity

by Jeremiah Johnson New believers, and especially young men, are often very passionate for the truth. The joy of new life in Christ goes hand in hand with the desire to proclaim God’s truth to others and see them come … Continue reading

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Answers for Teachers 2015 | Around the World with Ken Ham

We are offering all teachers and educators an opportunity to earn a CEU while learning to defend God’s Word in the classroom. Get answers for yourself and your students at this year’s Answers for Teachers conference. This exciting, information-packed event … Continue reading

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Old-Earth Compromisers: Preconceived Skepticism Shrouded in ‘Open-Mindedness’

by Ken Hamrick Old-Earth Creationists, who accept the evidence-based claims that the earth is billions of years old, ought to honestly acknowledge that their view does not rest on natural evidence, but upon their own prior skeptical denial of creation … Continue reading

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A Reply to Bruce Gordon’s Biblical Critique of Young-Earth Creati | Answers in Genesis

by Ashby L. Camp on January 28, 2015 […] This paper is a response to the biblical criticisms recently leveled by Bruce Gordon against young-earth creationism. It explains why his arguments against a young-earth creationist understanding of the Creation Week, … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court and Same-Sex Marriage: Why This Matters for the Church | Moore to the Point

The Supreme Court announced today that they are taking cases on whether same-sex marriage is a constitutional right. Effectively, this means that the highest court in the land will decide, this year, whether marriage, as defined for thousands of years, … Continue reading

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How I Almost Lost the Bible | Christianity Today

Had it not been for the first editor of CT, I likely would have gone the way of liberal scholar Bart Ehrman. Gregory Alan Thornbury/ January 14, 2015 I was born at the Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania—a fact … Continue reading

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