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People of Other Doctrines – the new drunkards and gluttons

A friend sent me an email saying she’d started getting criticism from those in her blogging circles. The criticism? She was perceived as interacting too much with me on line. I was not proper company for her to keep. The … Continue reading

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Limerick Doctrine – where poetry and theology meet

[From the archives.] I shall now recite a spiritual limerick: The doctrine we call pneumatology Is tougher to learn than biology I’ve no cause to fear it Because of the Spirit Who guides me in learning theology *** Your own … Continue reading

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Being Egalitarian and Taking the Bible Seriously

Too often I read criticism that egalitarians don’t take the Bible seriously, or they simply don’t pay attention to it at all. One blogger recently decried the decision of a conservative church to open up the office of elder to … Continue reading

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Oppressing Women – a Coalition Built on False Premises

You read some things on line and know something’s off but can’t quite put your finger on it: The first thing I saw was that they equate a right understanding of doctrine with trust in God, and a wrong understanding … Continue reading

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Rejecting the Bible – an interesting way to view scripture and doctrine

I recently interacted with someone on a Facebook forum dedicated to looking at the role of women and men from a biblical basis – that is, the point is to consider what the Bible has to say about women and … Continue reading

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The Ungodly Doctrine of Servant Leadership

[From the archives.] Servant leader? Where’s that in the Bible? The Bible talks of servant servants – that is, servants who serve other servants. They came to Capernaum. When he was in the house, he asked them, “What were you … Continue reading

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When Justice Is Too Narrow – a response to John Piper and The Gospel Coalition

The Gospel Coalition released a one minute video of John Piper speaking on justice and grace at a recent conference. The enthusiasm about God’s grace is infectious, and I appreciate his encouragement to embrace that grace. His take on justice, … Continue reading

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Atheists and Christians Talk Theology

[Updated from the archives.] *** A couple years ago I co-taught a Sunday school class on some basic theology: Christology and Pneumatology, the Incarnation and the Trinity, stuff like that. I started the very first session by pointing out that … Continue reading

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Bad Christian Music (as in heresy-bad)

[From the archives.] *** I grew up in a liturgical church that sang songs out of a hymnal. A hymnal, kids, is a book containing songs written before you were born. A book is something people would read before the … Continue reading

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Putting The Comp/Egal Debate In Its Place

Aimee Byrd and Laura Martin are two of the most thoughtful writers I read. They tackle hard subjects relating to faith and doctrine, family and relationships, culture and society. They have taught me much through their scholarly and yet extremely … Continue reading

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