Pitting Jesus against Paul used to be a hobby of liberal Protestants. As this story has it, Jesus proclaimed a kingdom of wide-scale world-transformation, while Paul proclaimed a gospel of personal salvation. The liberal Catholic writer Alfred Loissy once quipped that Jesus announced a kingdom, but instead it was a church that came. So on [...]
Entries for December, 2010
Guest post by Jason Stellman In her Newsweek article titled “One Nation Under God,” Lisa Miller reports that President Obama met with a team of moderate Christian leaders in Washington on November 30—among them Jim Wallis and Tony Campolo—for the purpose of articulating “a vision of Christianity that will counter a new—and newly powerful—religious-right rhetoric [...]
On this program, the hosts interact with the results of a recent survey of general Bible knowledge taken at a Christian convention. In this survey, Christians were asked whether or not they agreed with various ideas such as, “There is no one who does good, not even one, there is no one who seeks God.” Though this is a famous Bible verse from Romans 3, half the people we surveyed failed to recognize it, and ended up disagreeing with the theology that it puts forth.
Justin Taylor has the news of Roger Nicole’s death yesterday. Prof. Nicole was kind enough to write for Modern Reformation, once in 1993 and again in 2008. In honor of his life, we’re making those articles available for free. God Glorified in Conversion – Sept./Oct. 1993 Vol: 2 Num: 5 What is the Future of [...]
This week for (a belated) Dad Rod Thursday we offer a simple treat for advent season. In years past, Dr. Rosenbladt would be asked periodically to perform a solo of the Christmas hymn, O Holy Night. One season he even did it at a prison! Well, we’ve dug up one of his performances and offer [...]
American Atheists recently put up a billboard on the New Jersey side of the Lincoln tunnel saying, “You KNOW it’s a Myth, this Season, Celebrate REASON!” The Catholic League then retaliated with it’s own billboard on the Manhattan side of the tunnel with the message, “You Know it’s Real. This Season, Celebrate Jesus.” CNN’s Jeanne [...]
Our first book, Justified, has been available for almost a month now and we’re very pleased by the results. We’re also eager to hear from you: now that you’ve had a chance to read it, what do you think? If you haven’t gotten your copy yet and have been waiting for a Christmas sale to [...]
On this edition of White Horse Inn, Michael Horton talks with Rev. Christopher Wright, the international director of the Langham Partnership and author of The Mission of God (2007) and The Mission of God’s People (2010). This past October, Rev. Wright called for a second Reformation at the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization in Cape Town, South Africa. Mike inquires about this address and many other issues relating to his recent publications.
The following is by Rev. Michael Brown, pastor of Christ URC in Santee, CA and is used with his permission. Rev. Brown blogs at The Blog of Christ URC The only “youth program” your kids need: some thoughts on family worship and catechesis When my wife and I were introduced to Reformed Christianity, one of [...]
How do we come to faith in Christ? How is that faith sustained and grown? How are we able to have a desire for Christ and to worship and glorify Him? They’re relatively simple questions, but the correct answer is a tough one for sinners. It is tough because we sinners get no credit whatsoever. [...]