Blog Posts by Rick Phillips

A Great Reformed Evangelist Retires

Article by   August 2007
I was both happy and sad to note the press release announcing the retirement of Dr. D. James Kennedy from the pastorate of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church.  The only reason I was happy was that I know how much this... continue

CJ's Story of Grace

Article by   August 2007
I have never met CJ Mahaney and don't know much about Covenant Life Church.  But this video commemorating his 25 years at that church was compelling and God-glorifying, and it brought a real delight to my heart.... continue

Personalizing the Culture War

Article by   August 2007
Justin has an interesting post on his blog citing a Jack Collins' quote from "Faith and Life" dealing with the culture war.  I think this is an important topic today that calls for careful and sanctified reasoning.  It is pointless to... continue

Holding the Line on Justification

Article by   August 2007
For the past decade or so, I have had the privilege of playing a minor role in the defense of the Protestant doctrine of justification.  Running in the circles of the anti-New Perspective resistance, I have known the passions of... continue

Some Good Cheese

Article by   August 2007
My friend Sean Lucas has written two terrific blog entries (here and here) in response to the conversation Carl and I have been having over fundamentalism and antithesis over here at Ref21 (See my original piece, Carl's cheesy reply, and my... continue

A Barry Bonds Primer on Sin

Article by   August 2007
Like most Americans, I've been trying not to think about Barry Bonds and his impending achievement of breaking Hank Aaron's home run record.  But the story is just too compelling.  Bonds is a truly Shakespearean figure - of the tragic sort,... continue

Public Schools: USA vs. UK?

Article by   August 2007
I remember that in a post below, Carl said that his children attend public school.  I was wondering if he might have some insights by comparing the public school system in the UK vs. that in the US.  (And, yes,... continue

Excited about the Cross

Article by   August 2007
Readers of the ref21 blog will know that I am not a good blogger.  In fact, I am undoubtedly the worst blogger on this site.  I could give any number of decent excuses, but I think one of the reasons is... continue

In Praise of Aerosol Cheese

Article by   August 2007
Wow, my post on Bob Jones and fundamentalism has provoked a large reponse from readers -- almost all of it helpful and constructive.  Carl has also offered some insightful comments immediately below.  I would respond to Carl by saying that... continue

The Ravages of Sinful Fantasy

Article by   August 2007
Tim Challies has written a review of Naomi Wolf's article on the dangers of pornography on his blog.  Not only are her comments worthwhile, coming as they are from a third-wave feminist, but Challies own comments are important.  It is... continue
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