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    Southern Baptist Functionary Lays Claim To Your Extraneous Income

    According to Southern Baptist Missions Board President David Platt, Christians ought to set for themselves a financial spending cap. The justification for this principle can be found in the admonition that godliness with contentment is great gain. Interestingly, Platt is not providing this advice so that you might provide better for yourself in the rocky times ahead likely to result from a declining economy. Instead, | Read More »

    Christian Filmmaker Befuddled Over The Relationship Between Media & Religion

    In an episode of Generations Radio titled “Filmmaker Chastises Christians For Watching Ungodly Films: Film Has Usurped Church”, Christian filmmaker Rich Christiano provided a summary of an upcoming project as well as reflections upon Christianity and the media. In the synopsis, he name drops that the upcoming film features Harry Anderson. The cinematographer reminds that Anderson, before his descent into obscurity, starred as the judge | Read More »

    Did Chuck Swindol Overreact To Elijah’s Declaration Of Despair?

    A Facebook theologian has commented in agreement with Christian broadcaster Chuck Swindoll that we should never pray for God to take a loved one home to eternity. It is contended doing so can apparently derail His sovereignty. Apparently, if we believe that He is sovereign, we should know that He is fully capable of taking us home when He believes that the time has approached. | Read More »

    Too Spiritual By Half?

    In an exposition of Mark chapter 3, it was observed that Christ’s first miracle after the commissioning of the Apostles was the casting out of a demon followed by the healing of Peter’s mother-in-law. The Lutheran seminarian insisted that this symbolically represented the precedence of the spirit over the human tendency to emphasize the body. The expositor lamented that such a characteristic was the result | Read More »

    Christian Publisher Targets Children With Leftist Indoctrination

    The Eeerdman’s Books For Young Readers spring 2015 catalog contains a book titled “Edgar Wants To Be Alone.” According to the synopsis, Edgar doesn’t like company but notices he is followed by a worm. So he tries to get away from the invertebrate. The summary reads, “Edgar asks for the other animals on the farm to help him, but eventually he realizes he might have | Read More »

    Faith On The Final Frontier

    “The final frontier” — since the mid 1960’s these words have characterized Star Trek’s perception of the adventure and the discoveries to be found in the distant reaches of outer space. Yet can this vast interstellar ether really be said to be the final frontier in terms of providing an ultimate foundation or purpose? For despite all its wonder, at its core the cosmos is | Read More »

    Apostates Hijack The Messiah’s Arrival To Whitewash Criminal Mayhem

    The TransFORM network is a “progressive community formation network.” Right from the get go, anyone with a lick of sense can tell that his outfit isn’t playing with a full theological deck. Any doubting it only need to consider what the organization was proposing for the Christmas and Advent seasons. The email making the suggestion begins, “Advent is a time when sentimentality and spiritualization reigns. | Read More »

    A Review Of Exodus: Gods & Kings

    It wasn’t that “Exodus” God & Kings” was that bad of a movie. It is more that it could have been better. The narrative did succeed in creating dramatic interpersonal tension between Moses and Pharaoh by emphasizing the intertwined family relationships of the two characters. While the film strives to acknowledge in its own way the broad strokes of the Biblical saga, the producers could | Read More »

    Pastor Invokes Independence Day To Undermine Human Liberty

    An Independence Day sermon posted at SermonAudio.com is titled “We Have No Rights”. The pastor hypothesizes this is because Christ is our master. The presupposition is correct but the conclusion the pastor deduces from that principle is at best only partially correct if at all. It must be point out that, because Christ is our master, no man or government can ever be in the | Read More »

    Mourning Outburst Not Necessarily A Repudiation Of Faith

    In a sermon, a congregation was encouraged to have a faith fixed like the astronomical phenomena described in Matthew 2 commonly referred to as the Christmas star. As a counterexample, the illustration was provided of a pastor that, upon hearing of the unexpected tragic death of family members questioned, why and where was God. However, apart from an admonition not to let one’s faith waiver | Read More »