Why Every Self-Respecting Calvinist is a Premillennialist – John MacArthur

LinkJohn MacArthur’s 2007 Shepherd’s Conference message absolutely lit up the blogosphere.  And it’s no wonder.  Just look at the title.  Would anyone dare say such a thing?  But that’s only the tip of the iceberg.  What really fired people up, and this is evident in the message itself, was the fact that he equated Calvinism [...]

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The Rage Against God – Unbelievable

Across the pond in the UK there’s a radio show called “Unbelievable” hosted by Justin Brierley. The purpose of the program is to allow Christians and non-Christians interact in a controlled environment about a variety of topics.  Most of the episodes are interesting, although I find myself feeling frustrated with some of guests representing the [...]

Crass Plagiarism: The Problem of the Relationship of the OT to Ancient Near Eastern Literature – John Currid

When Reformed Theological Seminary announced that they were going to make some of their courses available for free on ITunes, I perked up, fired up ITunes and quickly starting searching the goldmine.  While scavenging around, I stumbled across this 3-part series.  I remember thinking, “Well now, that’s a provocative title.  Download for free?  Why not?  Click, [...]

The Typology of David’s Rise to Power: Messianic Patterns in the Book of Samuel – Jim Hamilton

LinkIn Acts chapter three, Peter said to the crowd, “And all the prophets who have spoken, from Samuel and those who came after him, also proclaimed these days.” The nature and extent of typology has been the subject of much discussion, causing no small number of theologians to squint and grunt.  Some would urge that [...]

RadioLab

Click the exhausted runnerSometimes you need a break from listening to all the deep and weighty stuff out there; and you just need to let your ears kick back and relax, stretch out on a hammock.  Maybe a healthy dose of silence is in order; or maybe some soothing music.  For myself, I sometimes indulge [...]

Alcohol and Ministry – SBTS Panel Discussion

Wine makes the heart glad, but talking about it makes Christians mad. Few subjects are more controversial in American Evangelicalism than the question of alcoholic consumption.  Convictions run deep.  Really deep.  And in many ways it’s totally understandable.  Far too many family trees have sap and strong liquor running through their branches.  And the withering [...]

Western Myths about Pluralism: The Real Basis of Civil Rights – Vinoth Ramachandra

Link“On the 30th of April, 1999, during the Nato bombing of Serbia, Vaclev Havel, Czech president/philosopher, addressed both houses of the Canadian Parliament.  And in his speech Havel shared his conviction that the greatest political challenge of the 21st century would be to get all the nations states of the world to recognize limits on [...]

The Supremacy of Christ and Truth in a Postmodern World – Voddie Baucham

LinkVoddie Baucham is no slouch when it comes to cultural apologetics.  I was first introduced to him back in 2006 through a Desiring God National Conference.  His subject matter was Naturalism and Christianity.  At the sight of those two words together, one might be tempted to think, “Heard that before.”  Or, “Been there done that.”  [...]

An Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism: Alvin Plantinga

Philosopher, mountain climber, professor.  I’m referring to Alvin Plantinga, one of America’s leading philosophers.  And he’s a Christian.  I remember listening to this some time ago while walking the mail in my usual way.  It’s a fascinating, though painfully dense argument, which makes it all the better!  Philosophers are still spilling gallons of ink over [...]

A Word about Criticism

Criticism is certainly a touchy thing.  The last thing I want to do is discourage or unfairly disparage some saint out there-- unless of course it’s Joel Osteen, which in that case am I really criticizing a saint?  Like I said, criticism is touchy. But if I’m going to provide you with an honest appraisal [...]

The Grand Demythologizer: The Gospel and Idolatry

Alright all you scavengers, casuals and infrequents alike.  This is a must listen.  Simple as that.  Pastor Tim Keller has provided a penetrating analysis of culture and idolatry.  It is fresh, relevant, well delivered and keenly biblical.  Don’t miss it. Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate Must Listen Factor: Five star general. Download Audio, The Grand Demythologizer.  [...]