The ESV Controversy

Share:Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. Another modern Bible translation has come under fire. When I saw the headline, “The ESV Controversy,” I read the article with great interest.  After all, the ESV (English Standard Version) is widely regarded by conservative Bible scholars and theologians as an excellent translation.  It is loved and appreciated for its faithfulness to the...
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The Greatest Father of All

Share:It’s nt uncommon for young children — especially boys — to believe that their father is perfect.  He is infallible.  He can do anything!  And boys are known to brag about their fathers, even challenging other boys with sentences that begin, “Oh yeah?  Well MY dad …”  You get the picture. Well in honor of Father’s Day, I’d like to brag on...
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Question for the Pastor: Why the Neglect of the Grecian Widows?

Share:Q:  Why were the Hellenistic widows ignored? Was that due to a language barrier or ethnic discrimination? A:    Although you do not cite a text, I assume you  must be talking about Acts 6.  A careful reading of the story tells us the following:  (1) a dispute broke out between two groups of widows in the church;  (2) the two groups were Greek-speaking Jewish widows who had grown up...
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The Perils of Wannabe Cool Christianity

Share:The Perils of Hipster Christianity and Why Young Evangelicals Reject Churchest That Try to Be Cool By Brett McCracken in The Wall Street Journal ‘How can we stop the oil gusher?” may have been the question of the summer for most Americans. Yet for many evangelical pastors and leaders, the leaking well is nothing compared to the threat posed by an ongoing gusher of a different...
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Practicing What We Preach

Share:An Associated Press story this week about actress Sandra Bullock brought home the importance of Christians living upright and honorable lives. Ms. Bullock, who portrays Leigh Anne Tuohy in the new film “The Blind Side,” said she observed the Christian mother to “walk the walk” of her faith. The movie recounts the story of the white Tuohy family welcoming a homeless young African...
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Jesus is the Punch Line…Again

Share:A friend of mine frequently gathers information on the Internet regarding attacks on Jesus Christ in the modern culture. It is really quite amazing what is out there: from Jesus on the Cross dress-up dolls to “Jesus Was Queer” posters to videos such as “Rock Me, Sexy Jesus.” (There is also quite a bit that I couldn’t even begin to describe in this column.) In these instances we...
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