Southern Baptist Identity Conference

Union University hosted an important conference this past weekend titled “Baptist Identity II Conference.” Those who follow the intramural debates among Southern Baptists will be interested in the guests who were invited to speak at this event. The audio from the conference is now available from Union University’s website. At this website, you can sign up for Union’s podcast, which also includes all of the audio from this event.

Among others, speakers include: Continue Reading →

John Piper Podcast

In my humble opinion, the best preacher alive today is Pastor John Piper of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I love John Piper, his vision of God, and his desire to spread a passion for the supremacy of Christ.

Dr. Piper’s weekly sermons are now available free of charge via podcast. If you have iTunes, it’s very simple to subscribe. Click on this link, and follow the directions. If you are not into podcasting, you can easily download the weekly sermons from the Desiring God website: click here.

I’ve been listening to Piper’s weekly sermons since 1999, and the Lord has used them mightily in my own life. So I commend them to you as well.

A Pro-lifer Hazards the GOP Field

Have you noticed that there is a lot of buzz surrounding Democrats who are running for President in 2008, but not much for the Republicans? One of the reasons for this uneven coverage is certainly that the Democrats are coming out early. But another reason is that conservatives are frankly not going ga-ga over any of the Republican contenders. Continue Reading →

Dean at SMU Weighs in on Bush Library

The Dean of SMU’s Perkins School of Theology has weighed in on the debate over the Bush Presidential library’s being built on SMU’s campus (see my previous posts). In a lengthy presentation (read it here), the Rev. Dr. William B. Lawrence clarifies the extent of the faculty’s opposition to the Bush Library.

The Presidential Library includes three components: (1) the library itself, which will include the important historical documents from Bush’s presidency, (2) a museum, with artifacts from Bush’s presidency, (3) and a policy institute that reflects Bush’s brand of conservatism. Continue Reading →

N. T. Wright on the Episcopal Church USA

The leader of the Episcopal Church in the USA (ECUSA) has been trying to downplay the American church’s radical departure from orthodoxy. Commenting on conservative Episcopal congregations who are breaking away from the American church, Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori says that the conflict is more about “biblical interpretation” than about homosexuality. She contends that “We have had gay bishops and gay clergy for millennia. The willingness to be open about that is more recent.” Continue Reading →

Believing Scripture but Playing by Science’s Rules

Apparently, establishment evolutionists think that their worldview and epistemology are the default settings for human consciousness. At least that’s the impression I get when reading about how some science professors are reacting to Ph.D. candidates who believe in young earth creationism.

The New York Times reports that some science Professors would like to exclude young earth creationists from studying at their schools, even if the students are competent and qualified. Continue Reading →

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