Doctrinal Evolution (Jonathan Leeman)

In this Twitter thread, Jonathan Leeman warns of how, when we undergo doctrinal drift, “people outside of us began to notice a shift in tone and emphases. If they say something, our initial response can be defensive. ‘I haven’t changed. Look, same doctrines!’ Yet something has changed. Our sympathies and intuitions are no longer whatContinue reading “Doctrinal Evolution (Jonathan Leeman)”

The Current Drift of the Evangelical World in North America (Mark Coppenger)

On this episode of The Sword and the Trowel, “Dr. Coppenger shares his insight as an elder statesman into the the current state of the Evangelical world in North America.”

On How We Speak of Sin

In a 2013 essay, Thabiti Anyabwile wrote regarding same-sex marriage, “Turns out that being civil about indecency actually hurts the traditional cause.” His point was that polite discourse about abominable behavior plays a role in normalizing such behavior. It is not difficult to see why that would be the case. Polite discourse minimizes and, overContinue reading “On How We Speak of Sin”

Incoming Southern Baptist president taking firm stand

This article speaks of the incoming president of the Southern Baptist Convention, who, “represents a conservative-fundamentalist element within the denomination.”

Punching Right While Slipping Left

If we care about conservative theology, then we will take care to hold our own ‘side’ accountable regarding orthodoxy and orthopraxy, as a bare minimum. But sometimes, holding our brothers and sisters accountable comes about through difficult words of rebuke. As Proverbs 27:6 reminds us, “Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are theContinue reading “Punching Right While Slipping Left”

A Quick and Dirty Critique of Al Mohler’s “A Call for Theological Triage and Christian Maturity”

R. Albert Mohler, Jr. writes, “theological seriousness and maturity demand that we consider doctrinal issues in terms of their relative importance. God’s truth is to be defended at every point and in every detail, but responsible Christians must determine which issues deserve first-rank attention in a time of theological crisis.” We can understand this claimContinue reading “A Quick and Dirty Critique of Al Mohler’s “A Call for Theological Triage and Christian Maturity””

The Glory of the Cross (Stephen Wellum)

In this article, Stephen J. Wellum writes, “It would be an understatement to say that penal substitution has come under attack today. From voices outside of evangelical theology to those within, the historic Reformation view of the cross is claimed to be a ‘modern’ invention from the cultural West, to be too ‘legal’ in orientation,Continue reading “The Glory of the Cross (Stephen Wellum)”

Excerpt from Southern Baptist Identity: Is There A Future? (Albert Mohler)

The public controversy of 1979 did not emerge out of a vacuum; there was a history behind it. By the 1960’s, the Enlightenment had come to Dixie. A region that had long believed itself immune to history suddenly found itself grappling with the very questions that Northern evangelicals had confronted decades earlier and that EuropeanContinue reading “Excerpt from Southern Baptist Identity: Is There A Future? (Albert Mohler)”

It’s Time to Buy Gas

A most frustrating phenomenon follows the news that gasoline prices are rising sharply. People get in their vehicles, drive to the nearest service station, and fill their fuel tanks. When entire towns fill up, service stations struggle to keep up, and gasoline prices, by the next day, go up, just as the media predicted. CallContinue reading “It’s Time to Buy Gas”