Blogs by Phil Ryken

Mission Mississippi, Part 3

Article by   September 2006
Another principle for racial reconciliation from Dolphus Weary:"Relationships are the key. By definition, reconciliation is relational: first with God, then with each other. Reconciliation does not automatically happen because we preach it, discuss it, or write books about it. Reconciliation... continue

Madonna's Blasphemy of the Cross

Article by   September 2006
Yesterday NBC TV confirmed that it is planning to air footage from Madonna's "Confessions" tour in which Madonna wears a crown of thorns and is mounted on a mirror-laden cross while she is raised up from the stage.  NBC, which... continue

Holding Hands, Holding Hearts

Article by   September 2006
I am delighted to say that Rick and Sharon Phillips will be giving a seminar on dating and relationships at Tenth Presbyterian Church on September 29 and 30.Presumably most readers of this blog are familiar with Rick's excellent teaching ministry. ... continue

Mission Mississippi, Part 2

Article by   September 2006
A second principle for racial reconciliation from Dolphus Weary:"Reconciliation efforts must be intentional. True reconciliation is a marathon, not a sprint. Intentional steps must be taken to reach out to those who are racially different."This principle provides a helpful and... continue

Covenant and Corporate Responsibility

Article by   September 2006
In response to Justin Taylor's recent rejoinder ("Race and Responsibility"), I agree that the concept of covenant should not be applied to relationships beyond the proper biblical boundaries.  One thinks, for example, of the destructive ways that covenant was allied... continue

Mission Mississippi, Part 1

Article by   September 2006
Last week I received the latest issue of The Messenger, which is a newsletter published by Mission Mississippi.  Under the leadership of Dr. Dolphus Weary, Mission Mississippi seeks "to encourage and demonstrate unity in the body of Christ across racial... continue

To Ehrman is Human

Article by   September 2006
Writing in the June 2006 issue of the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Dallas Seminary's Daniel Wallace explains why Bart Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus became such a publishing phenomenon.  Why would a book on textual criticism, of all things, sell... continue

Christ as Atonement and Example, Part 2

Article by   September 2006
More from Charles Spurgeon on preaching the whole work of Christ:"He did not merely come to save us from the guilt of sin, but he came to save us from the power of sin. He does not merely bring us... continue

Race and Grace: A Clarifying Question

Article by   September 2006
Justin Taylor writes: "18. Reject the theories of collectivist sin, guilt, or exoneration when dealing outside of a covenantal context."  Whether I agree with this statement depends on what counts as "a covenantal context." ... continue

The Only Acceptable Intolerance?

Article by   September 2006
Rosie O'Donnell has begun her new job on ABC's "The View" by claiming that "Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America where we have separation of church and state."  She went on to equate... continue
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