A La Carte (10/3)

Wednesday October 3, 2007 The Review Saga Those who have been following the saga of my review of McLaren’s new book on Amazon (the review continues to be taken off the site) may be interested in knowing that I’ve tried posting it again (after re-writing it to ensure it fits within Amazon’s guidelines). The Problem with Pornography Carl Trueman says “the problem with pornography is the problem with culture.” He gives an interesting starting point for what could be a …

A La Carte (7/11)

Wednesday July 11, 2007 Books: The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association has announced their award winners for 2007. John Piper’s “What Jesus Demands from the World” won in the Christian Life category. Strangely, a novel took the big prize (and, even more strangely, didn’t even win in its own category). Catholicism: The pope has apparently angered some Protestants by declaring that the Catholic Church is the only fully true church. Why does this surprise anyone? Church: Christianity Today has a sad …

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DG06 – Session 4

This afternoon Mark Driscoll, pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle will teach on “The Supremacy of Christ and the Church in a Postmodern World.” He was introduced by John Piper who said that never before had a speaker gotten him in this much trouble even before he had spoken! Mark took the stage and introduced his speech around the framework of two issues regarding Christology and two issues regarding missiology. Christology Driscoll began by telling the story of Jesus, …

A La Carte (06/15)

Thursday June 15, 2006 Review: Gary Gilley, my favorite book reviewer, has a good review of Brian McLaren’s “The Secret Message of Jesus.” “This in essence is the gospel of the emergent movement: if enough of us become missional we can make this world a better place. What a sad substitute for the gospel message as found in Scripture.” Politics: Mark Steyn must be a brave man to print an article like this on in Canada’s foremost news magazine. “The …

Minister of the Word

J.A. Wylie was a pastor and author who lived in the nineteenth century whose greatest work is the three volume masterpiece “The History of Protestantism.” The first book spends a small amount of time examining early Christian history and how the purity of the original church gave way to the corruption of the Catholic system. Wylie says “This change [making God less free in His gift of salvation] brought a multitude of others in its train. Worship being transformed into …