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“Strange Fire” Polemics

At his blog,All Things New, Dr. Everett Berry discusses the recentStrange Fireconference, hosted by John MacArthur, and the reasons it has proved controversial : Its one thing to say that one may have certain defective ideas in their theology or that one disagrees with anothers interpretation of specific passages of Scripture.Thats just life until Jesus comes back.Yet to be perceived as if you are questioning another persons identityas a Christian … Continue reading

Periods and Colons

*Posted by Kirk Spencer No, its not about anatomy. However, it does have something to do with healthcare. Mostly its about punctuationhow a PERIOD became a colon. On June 15th 2009, while selling the Affordable Care Act to the AMA, President Obama said: No matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people; If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep … Continue reading

Liberty’s Competing Claims

*Posted by Winston Hottman From an article by Ryan T. Anderson in the National Review Online: The Supreme Court of New Mexico yesterdayruledthat the First Amendment does not protect a photographers right to decline to take pictures of a same-sex commitment ceremony even though doing so would violate the photographers deeply held religious beliefs. As Elaine Huguenin, owner of Elane Photography,explained: The message a same-sex commitment ceremony communicates is not … Continue reading

Church Life: An Acquired Taste

*Guest post by Joshua Crutchfield. Joshua is a husband, father, and the pastor ofTrenton FBC. You can follow him ontwitter. Years ago I took my wife, who was my fianceat the time, to visit some family members in Georgia. We were recently engaged and I wanted her to meet and get to know my family. While we were in Georgia, the family took us out to eat at a local … Continue reading

Why We Love the Local Church: A Motley Crew

*At Criswell College, we love the local church. In this first FCC Summer Blog Series, we would like to highlight a few of our professors as they explain why this is the case. You can find previous posts in this series here and here. **Todays post is by Dr. Barry Creamer, Vice President of Academic Affairs & Professor of Humanities. Although I am enamored of the Enlightenment, including things like … Continue reading

Swinging Chandeliers & the Ruining of Religion

*Posted by Kirk Spencer I recently heard a commentator from one of the big cities in the North say that religion has ruined the South! Im guessing they were not religious. However, being religious myself, I have a different perspective. It seems much more obvious that the big cities in the Northeast and along the West Coast have become non-religious (secular)even anti-clerical (against religion). Over the course of several generations, … Continue reading

Where Have All the Millennials Gone?

*Posted by Winston Hottman In case you havent kept up with the recent brouhaha over millennals and the church, here are some articles to get you up to speed. In my opinion, if millennials are leaving the church (and Im not sure that they are), the reasons for doing so are likely to be much more varied and complex than what Evans claims them to be. But in matters like … Continue reading

Heaven on Earth: An Interview with Dr. R. A. Streett

*Interview questions from Michael Cooper. Michael serves as Assistant to the President at Criswell College. Dr. Alan Streett, Senior Research professor of Biblical Exegesis at Criswell College, has recently written a book entitled Heaven on Earth: Experiencing the Kingdom of God in the Here and Now. In it he explores the kingdom of God throughout the Biblical narrative and applies the implications of the kingdom to the Christian life. Dr. … Continue reading

Mystic Eunuch

*Posted by Kirk Spencer Sometimes I feel like the Bible was written just for me. I know its crazy, but when its words speak to the very thing Im facing at that particular moment, I cant help it. There have even been times when, in desperation, I have opened its pages longing to hear from God and I am not disappointed. It wasnt until I began to hang out with … Continue reading

Book Review: Seven Men

*Book review by Michael Cooper. Michael serves as Assistant to the President at Criswell College where he is also studying Biblical Studies and Languages. What is a man? What makes a man great? These are the two questions that Eric Metaxas poses in his new book, Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness. Metaxas believes we are living in a culture with a masculinity crisis. In the introduction he … Continue reading