Blog Posts by Rick Phillips

Evangelical Collapse Revealed by Studies of Parenting

Article by   March 2009
I'm sure many of our readers have seen or heard about Michael Spenser's article, picked up in the Christian Science Monitor, "The Coming Evangelical Collapse."  I strongly agree with his overall perspective, while perhaps quibbling on some details.  Michael Bell... continue

Universalism, Racism... Paedobaptism?

Article by   March 2009
In a recent column over at 9 Marks, our good friend Mark Dever offered a list of things he can and cannot abide with in a church.  Only three items fell into Dever's "can't abide with them" category: universalism, racism,... continue

English Rugby or Kennedy Family Touch Football?

Article by   March 2009
Sorry it took me so long to answer Carl's eccentric rants regarding English rugby vs. American football.  I took the liberty of posting in a couple of pictures (see extended view).  The top is a dramatic moment from a game... continue

Warren-Obama: A Threat to What?

Article by   December 2008
There is so much irony wrapped up in Rick Warren's invitation to invoke God's blessing on the inauguration of Barak Obama that I am astonished that Carl Trueman has not written more about it.  The news is that the gay-lesbian-bisexual-transgender... continue

Kudos for Keller

Article by   November 2008
During our earlier discussion of Tim Keller's book The Prodigal God, I pointed out the way some have used this parable to undermine the centrality of the atonement in salvation.  I also stated that I was confident that Keller would... continue

Praying for Soldiers

Article by   November 2008
With Veterans Day right around the corner, I did a pastor's letter this week on how to pray for our soldiers (as an old Army guy, I use "soldier" as an all-purpose military personnel term, and as a way of showing charity... continue

B. B. Warfield's Cautions on the Parable of the Prodigal

Article by   October 2008
It's seems that our Lord's "Parable of the Prodigal Son" is highly in vogue these days.  On the surface, this is a good thing, because what more beautiful message is there than that of this Father's lavish love?  But those... continue

How We Define "Crisis": A Perspective from the Book of Micah

Article by   October 2008
I have been seething in shame and indignation since the beginning of our banking/Wall Street crisis.  For one thing, it seems that the President's proposal, now made law, amounts to taking out a credit card to pay out-of-control credit card... continue

Together for Adoption and the Power of Saving Love

Article by   September 2008
Perhaps the best incentive for readers to attend the Together for Adoption conference (Nov. 1, Greenville, SC) is being displayed right before our eyes on the national stage.  I am referring to the impact made on American hearts by the... continue

Christians Should Be Like That

Article by   August 2008
I just saw on the internet that Shawn Johnson, the American female gymnist, finally won her gold medal, on the balance beam.  For me, the highlight of the Olympics was not Michael Phelps, great as that was.  I thought the... continue
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