September 2011 Archives

The Dead Theologians Society: How yesterday's theologians can help you flee today's idolatry

Article by   September 2011
Central to the problems tackled by the Apostle Paul in the first century Corinthian church was its idolatrous fixation on personality cults centred on the so-called "super apostles". That this verged on almost literal hero worship is suggested by Paul's own assault on the Corinthians: "Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptised in the name of Paul?" (1 Cor. 1:13) continue

Confessional Evangelicalism: A Change of Mind (Probably)

Article by   September 2011
The recent book, Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism has been stirring up some interest on the web. While I have not yet had the chance to read the whole thing, one aspect does strike me as of potentially particular interest to the Ref21 constituency: R. Albert Mohler's use of the term `confessional evangelicalism.' continue

The Tenth Anniversary of 9-11: The Lord Questions Us

Article by   September 2011
Our nation has experienced the Lord's hand of discipline. Ten years ago wicked men flew three large jet aircraft full of fuel into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Virginia. A fourth plane aimed at a similar diabolical purpose but fell short, thanks to the sacrificial courage of its passengers and crew. Thousands of people died in these conflagrations. continue

What John the Baptist Teaches us About the Gospel

Article by   September 2011
Preaching through John's gospel, I have paused to meditate upon the person and work of John the Baptist. Here was one who came as a "witness, to bear witness about the Light" (Jn 1:6). Consistently (1:7, 14, 20) we are told that the Baptist was not the Light but a witness to the Light. continue
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