On Friendship

Reading on Martin Luther this week, I was struck by a passage in which Luther argues that God’s forgiveness in Christ is not just found in sermons preached but ‘in every corner’; more specifically: They not only find the forgiveness of sins in the congregation but also at home in their houses, in the fields […]

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Pixelated Gospels Reloaded

Intro In part 1, I argued that popular gospel presentations championed by many modern evangelicals are sub-biblical. The biblical gospel is holistic, God-centered, and redeems all creation with those who are in Christ as (self-sacrificing) agents of blessing. On the other hand, those popular gospel presentations reduce the gospel to an individual quest for an […]

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No, Your Culture Is Not More “Biblical”

I have never truly felt at home anywhere – in America, I am plainly Asian; I can’t stand eating grilled cheese sandwiches and I need my rice – I find myself alienated from a culture that associates capitalism and republicanism with Christianity, nor can I sympathise with the functional authority bestowed upon the emotions in […]

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The Importance of a Liturgy

The following is a guest post from Rev. James Long, Pastor of Providence Fellowship, Jakarta.    “As concerns tobacco, there are many superstitions. And the chiefest is this–that there is a STANDARD governing the matter, whereas there is nothing of the kind. Each man’s own preference is the only standard for him, the only one […]

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Gregg Allison: Roman Catholic Theology and Practice

This is a guest post by Dr. Gregg R. Allison, professor of Christian theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. This material is adapted from his recently released Crossway book, Roman Catholic Theology and Practice: An Evangelical Assessment. He is also the author of Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine (Zondervan, 2011) and Sojourners […]

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On Alienation and Cotton-Candy Theology

Now that its almost Christmas, a series of deadlines have passed, and one could finally find the time to write a post again. Upon first becoming a Christian I found myself attracted to the seeker-sensitive model of worship. More specifically, the model prescribes that whatever was found on a sunday morning in church should be […]

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10 Myths Commonly Believed About Infant Baptism

The Evangelical church at large today seems to often misrepresent and misunderstand Infant Baptism in a number of ways. This list should not be seen as comprehensive or extensive. It is really just a cursory look at some of the common misunderstandings. It should also not be seen as a diatribe against any particular position, […]

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