The Scorpion and the Frog: TGC and Tullian

UPDATE:  Tullian Tchividjian reflects on his departure from TGC Tullian Tchividjian, pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in the Miami area and the grandson of Billy Graham, is rapidly emerging as one of our generation’s most articulate spokespersons for a Christ-centered, Gospel-focused, Reformation-minded view of Christianity.  If you read my post from earlier this year…

Getting Worship Right

If you have been tracking with me for any length of time, then you are aware that I have strong views on the subject of worship. Worship is something such that it is of vital importance for us to get it right.  We as evangelicals are not getting it right.  Our problems with worship are…

Christus Victor and Modernist Philosophy

Last week’s post about Challies and McLaren touched on some deep, underlying issues that I wish to press further today. Challies writes out of an ethos which is prevalent not just in the Neo-Reformed universe, but also, to some extent or another, in all of evangelicalism.  It says:  The Bible is the foundation of all…

Challies Is On A Roll (UPDATED: McLaren responds)

Tim Challies is on a roll. Challies has just lobbed another grenade at a fellow believer.  If you’re keeping score, that’s two in just a little over two weeks.  Then it was Pope Francis who earned the distinction of being tagged by Challies as a “false teacher”.  Now it’s Brian McLaren’s turn to join that…

Haters Gonna Hate: Challies on Pope Francis

Tim Challies, a neo-Calvinist watchblogger of note, has just issued a statement in which he decries Pope Francis as a false teacher.  This is part of a series of posts which puts Pope Francis in the same company as Arius, Muhammed, Joseph Smith, Ellen G. White (founder of Seventh-Day Adventism), Norman Vincent Peale, and Benny…

Easter

Last week we ended with Jesus’ body buried in the tomb.  It would be completely wrong for me to leave you thinking that the story ends there. So now we continue.  To a road outside Jerusalem, leading to one of the surrounding communities, a place called Emmaus.  Emmaus was seven miles out of Jerusalem, about…