WWJC: What Would Joel Choose?
Entries for September, 2009
Five for Friday is our new blog series in which we interview Reformation pacesetters: those who are leading the way for Reformation in the own communities and churches. This week, we’re pleased to introduce you to Dariusz Brycko, the executive director of the Tolle Lege Institute, a Grand Rapids based outreach to Poland. If you [...]
[We're continuing with Mike Horton's review of N.T. Wright's Justification, a response to the critique of John Piper and others to his version of the New Perspective on Paul, especially as it relates to the Reformation's understanding of justification.] Justification and God’s Righteousness: Covenant and Eschatology Wright sees Genesis 15 as the background for everything [...]
Has American Christianity become more concerned with success than fidelity? Has it chosen style over substance? On this edition of the White Horse Inn, Michael Horton talks about these issues with Dr. Carl Trueman, professor of Historical Theology and Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania, and author of The Wages of Spin.
So, Joel Osteen sent us an email yesterday to let us know about his new book, It’s Your Time. Joel wanted us to know that we could achieve our dreams with his new book. That was the subject line, seriously. Here’s more encouragement from Joel O.: Get your hopes up. Raise your expectations. Expect the [...]
We’re starting a new feature at the WHI blog, Five for Friday. Five for Friday is so named because we’ll ask five questions of pastors, missionaries, theologians, and regular Joes/Joans who are working for Reformation and post their answers on Fridays. Clever, I know. If you know of people who are leading the way forward [...]
Justification and God’s Righteousness: Imputation and the Future Hope Whatever the merits of John Piper’s critique, it is disappointing that Wright fails to engage with “old perspective” writers who emphasize the importance of covenant and eschatology as he does but without surrendering the imputation of Christ’s righteousness. “Biblicism,” the assumption that a concept must be [...]
Is it possible that the contemporary church has been so caught up in the quest for relevance that it has ceased to be noticeably different from the world? That’s the thesis of Unfashionable, a new book by Tullian Tchividjian, grandson of Billy Graham, and pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. Michael Horton talks with Tullian about his important new book on this edition of the White Horse Inn.
[We're continuing with Mike Horton's review of N. T. Wright's Justification] Justification and God’s Single Plan: Justification and God’s People Wright properly emphasizes the integral relationship between justification (soteriology) and the uniting of Jew and Gentile into one family in Christ (ecclesiology): In Galatians 3:29, after heaping up almost all his great theological themes into [...]
Carl Trueman’s newest post at Reformation21 gives great insight into the “Young, Restless, and Reformed” movement that is so widely discussed around the blogosphere and conference circuit. His penultimate paragraph should be required reading for every church leader in the land: Finally, I worry that a movement built on megachurches, megaconferences, and megaleaders, does the [...]