Bell on the resurrection

Here’s Rob Bell explaining why the resurrection as historical fact is really not necessary (from his Velvet Elvis book, approvingly reproduced by a Bell supporter): it is important to remember that we rarely find these first christians trying to prove that the resurrection actually occurred. for one, a lot of the people who saw jesus ...

Sproul on seekers

This clip is the subject of some discussion in the Nice Perspective post. R.C. Sproul explains what’s wrong with the seeker sensitive movement. The first 3:20 is the best, but it’s all worth a look.

Dangerous flirtations with heresy

This retweet from Brad Cooper is giving me heartburn tonight: Acknowledging the historical fact of His resurrection doesn’t save u (James2:9). Being changed by His resurrection does (Rom6) I think more highly of BCoop than some of you might suppose, so seeing him entertain this kind of idea stuns me. The cancer in the modern ...

Mismatched ingredients

A quick question from a PN post today: What do these two elements have to do with each other? When you combine the potential of technology WITH THE SUPERNATURAL HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD…DANG!!! Does God need our technology? How do you combine the two in any way that makes sense? It’s like saying that the ...

Nice Perspective from Furtick

Furtick kinda addresses some of his issues this morning on his blog…read the entire post here. While he does take a moment to congratulate himself, he ends well: I have said, and will say, some dumb things.  I’ve said some inaccurate things.  Sometimes, I’ve said accurate things in dumb ways.  If it every sounds like ...

Beware of self-selecting testimonies

A few weeks ago, the world’s oldest man made the news when he died, though while he was still with us, he attributed his 113 years to “cigarettes, whisky and wild, wild women.” It brought to mind a hypothetical testimony that sometimes rolls around in my head. Missionary Joe tells of the time when he came ...

Why online worship is virtually impossible

On his blog, Nick Charalambous has been engaging the question of whether church and worship can be conducted online. He has many thoughtful posts about the issue, but this section from one in January sums up the question nicely: Could you not have a physical campus-less church and still be the church as Christ intended it?… ...

How easy is salvation?

I’m probably jumping in a little over my head with this topic, but some discussion came up a few days ago, and I think it is worth a deeper look. I have been in churches all over the country across all denominational lines, and have seen the gospel invitation presented in many different ways. I ...

What happened to Tommy’s tweets?

You may have noticed that Tommy abruptly gave up his Twitter treatment this week. He’s not the only one. According to this article, cool cyberkids are giving up social networking because there are too many grownups using the sites. Then there’s the Marines, who have banned Twittering for at least the next 12 months, effective ...

Furtick slings the manure

Here we see Furtick throwing another attack towards the Church:  Furtick Tweets: Some churches are like mushroom farms: the people are kept in the dark and fed manure. Here again we see that Furtick’s rules for bashing churches only applies to Elevation and his personal friends. He can say preachers are feeding their people manure ...