Results tagged “ecclesiology” from Reformation21

What if Life Was Complex?

Article by   April 2013
This month, I thought I would use this column to indulge in a little thought experiment. What, I wonder, if the conservative evangelical church world came to be dominated by a symbiotic network of high profile and charismatic leaders (think more Weber than Wimber), media organisations, and big conferences? What if leadership, doctrine, and policy were no longer rooted in the primacy of biblical polity and the local church? What if, in other words, all of this become a function of an Evangelical Industrial Complex? continue

Results tagged “ecclesiology” from Reformation21 Blog

My Jesus, I Love You; Your Bride I Despise!

Article by   April 2017
Last week the Barna Group informed us that a whopping ten percent of America's population "love Jesus but not the church." Lack of "love" for the church, for Barna's purposes, is essentially measured by lack of attendance at religious... continue

Borrowed Conviction

Article by   December 2016
It has happened a few times before. It happened again recently. Someone without a good church gets in touch, referred by a mutual friend. Or someone drops an email asking for advice. Or there is a conversation at a... continue

The Patriarchy Movement: Five Areas of Grave Concern

Article by   October 2016
The church is an environment of extremes. The trouble with extremes is that they always contain a seed of truth, making them look and sound plausible to the careless bystander. By virtue of this fact, the church is also often... continue

Do you attend a perfect Church?

Article by   May 2015
You're in a faithful church, but someone complains about this, that, and the other, and so wants to leave. What do you say? #1 I agree this church isn't perfect...#2 This is a perfect church, why would you leave a perfect... continue

Calvin contra Rome on Scripture (Part 4)

Article by   April 2015
"I come to the right of interpreting [the Bible], which they arrogate to themselves.... It is theirs, they say, to give the meaning of Scripture, and we must acquiesce." Thus Calvin summarizes the fourth and final point of Trent's teaching... continue

Loving Christ But Hating His Bride?

Article by   December 2014
"Mark, it's a sad fact, but books on our Lord don't sell well" - Anonymous.Blog posts on Jesus don't do well, either, if you are judging a blog post by stats. But what about books and posts on Christ's body, the... continue

Well, OK, but just this once ...

Article by   December 2014
Today is almost certain to see the appointment of the first Anglican woman bishop in the UK. Stockport in Manchester look to be the unlucky winners. It has been declared: "The time is right." A break with tradition, we are... continue

Baptism: What's On My Bookshelves

Article by   June 2014
When I first arrived at seminary, I was appalled that anyone claiming to be Protestant would baptize infants. In my limited understanding, only Roman Catholics conducted themselves in such an unbiblical manner. In my mind, infant baptism may have been... continue

Upcoming events

Article by   May 2014
A few things coming up . . .First, today and tomorrow is the Grace Baptist Assembly, meeting in the wilds of Derbyshire, on the theme of "Building Healthy Churches." I am a reasonably last minute replacement for Alun McNabb, kept... continue

Spurgeon's standards for conversion and membership

Article by   January 2014
I hope that I will be able at some point to provide a review of Tom Nettles' excellent volume, Living for Revealed Truth: The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon (pastors and preachers, you need this book, and... continue

Guessing and gauging the street preacher

Article by   October 2013
A couple of interesting questions have come in following the recent piece on street preaching, and it might be helpful to offer some answers in this same environment.First, no, I did not have any particular individual or group in mind... continue
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