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A New Type of Preacher

By |2017-03-24T10:07:48-05:00March 24th, 2017|Blog|

If Christianity is to receive a rejuvenation, it must be by other means than any now being used. If the Church in the second half of this century is to recover from the injuries she suffered in the first half, there must appear a new type of preacher. The proper, ruler-of-the-synagogue type will never do. Neither will the priestly type of man who carries out his duties, takes his pay and asks no questions, nor the smooth-talking pastoral type who knows how to make the Christian religion acceptable to everyone. All these have been tried and found wanting. Another kind [...]

Social Theory and Covenantal Sanctions

By |2015-12-17T08:05:14-05:00December 17th, 2015|Blog|

I working my way through Dr. Gary North’s book, Millennialism and Social Theory, and I can’t put it down. For far too long Christians have failed to give a cogent answer for both social theory and its institutional bonds in a culture. In other words, the pietists are running amuck. North challenges both amillennialism and premillennialism both exegetically and logically. Those two eschatological categories are dubbed “pessimillennialism,” because both do not see the church victorious in history. (The only way “out” of this whole mess is for Christ to come and mop it up; don’t think you can do anything about it! [...]

John Owen on the Imputed Righteousness of Christ

By |2014-09-25T10:34:44-05:00September 25th, 2014|Blog|

Men who have no sense in their own hearts and consciences of the spiritual disorder of their souls, of the secret continual actings of sin, with deceit and violence obstructing all that is good, promoting all that is evil, defiling all that is done by them through the lusting of the flesh against the spirit, as contrary to it, though no outward perpetration of sin nor actual omission of duty do ensue theron; who are not engaged in a constant watchful conflict against the first motions of sin, to whom they are not the greatest burden and sorrow in this [...]

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By |2012-11-03T11:05:02-05:00November 3rd, 2012|Blog|

There have been times when I think we do not desire heaven; but more often I find myself wondering whether, in our heart of hearts, we have ever desired anything else. . . . It is the secret signature of each soul, the incommunicable and unappeasable want, the thing we desired before we met our wives or made our friends or chose our work, and which we shall still desire on our deathbeds, when the mind no longer knows wife or friend or work. . . . All your life an unattainable ecstasy has hovered just beyond the grasp of [...]