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It’s Not Calvinism But Rationalism That Divides Us

May 23, 2016 by


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 sides as something of a weak and anti-intellectual compromise. But arriving at this Antinomist position […]

Awakening To The Theology

February 25, 2015 by


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 and the Launching of the Great Century of Missions as the late historian, Kenneth Scott […]

Christ Is Sovereign Over All | SEBTS | Between The Times

December 22, 2014 by


The title for this post is drawn from a famous statement by the Dutch statesman and theologian Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920). The full statement reads: “There is not a square inch in a whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, ‘Mine!’” Where did Kuyper get this […]

When God Doesn’t Zap Away Our Sin | Challies Dot Com

December 12, 2014 by


God promises grace to battle sin and to overcome sin. We believe that God gives that kind of grace to his people. This is not something we deserve; it is not something he owes us, but he gives it anyway. It is undeserved, the overflow of his love for us. And we long for that […]

The Traditional Statement | SBC Today

November 13, 2014 by


Click HERE to sign! Preamble Every generation of Southern Baptists has the duty to articulate the truths of its faith with particular attention to the issues that are impacting contemporary mission and ministry. The precipitating issue for this statement is the rise of a movement called “New Calvinism” among Southern Baptists. This movement is committed […]

Two Attributes of God That Drive Us to Pray | J.D. GREEAR

November 7, 2014 by


D. A. Carson points out that if you really want to embarrass the average Christian, just ask them to tell you about their private prayer life. Many Christians can bluff it when it comes to Bible knowledge, church attendance, even sharing their faith. But ask about prayer, and you’re likely to get a shuffling of […]

Does Faith Precede Or Result From the New Birth? | SBC Today

November 7, 2014 by


Ronnie Rogers | Pastor Trinity Baptist Church, Norman, OK To be a consistent Calvinist, a person must believe that the Bible teaches God limits His redemptive love toward His creation and that limited love is more reflective of God being the sum of perfect love than God extending His salvational love to all of His […]

Should We Die with Dignity? | Woven Words and Thoughts

October 31, 2014 by


There is much talk in this modern age of medicine about what to do with terminally ill patients. If you know you are going to die and it’s not going to be a pleasant death, is it ok to take your own life so you can “die with dignity”? I wanted to talk about this […]

Six Ways to Experience the Presence of the Spirit | J.D. GREEAR

October 17, 2014 by


What does experiencing the presence of the Holy Spirit feel like? A friend once told me about a Christian singer he knew who rented a recording studio. After an extensive setup and sound check, she began performing her first song. The sound technician thought it sounded great, but about hallway through the first verse, she […]

Does God Have Regret? | TGC | DeYoung, Restless and Reformed

October 7, 2014 by


Israel wasn’t supposed to want a king, but they asked anyway. So God gave them what they wanted—an impressive human king, just like the other nations had. His name was Saul, and he didn’t last long. He disobeyed the divine command, infuriating the prophet-judge Samuel and upsetting the Lord God. The word of the Lord […]