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Celebrity culture in the church certainly isn't anything new. From the very beginning of the church, we see Paul speaking out against the tendency to divide over which renowned apostle the people prefer to follow (1 Cor. 3). There was division in the Corinthian church over very good men laboring...
I posted an article on Ref21 today about the ugly in evangelical celebrity culture and that celebrity to which we can aspire. Here is a teaser: Celebrity culture in the church certainly isn't anything new. From the very beginning of the church, we see Paul speaking out against the tendency to...
Celebrity culture in the church certainly isn't anything new. From the very beginning of the church, we see Paul speaking out against the tendency to divide over which renowned apostle the people prefer to follow (1 Cor. 3). There was division in the Corinthian church over very good men laboring...
Today we are airing a much anticipated Mortification of Spin episode. After a past episode on domestic abuse, and then another on spouses who are verbally and mentally abused, Carl, Todd, and I have invited psychiatrist Dr. Diane Langberg for an interview on these topics, as well as child sexual...
I have recently had the pleasure of reading a product from Logos Bible Software. As much as I am a lover of the printed book, the benefits that an interactive library such as this can provide are very advantageous. And so I thought I would share a few posts on the first wonderful book that I have...
Okay, one more post from Stephen Nichols’ Bonhoeffer on the Christian Life ought to do it. This one is a brief rabbit trail on friendship which I found very inspiring. It immediately followed the description of Bonhoeffer’s Thursday Circles : We should not overlook the small circle of community,...
Derek Thomas proposed a question at the PCRT conference a couple weeks ago in his talk titled "The Holy Christian Life." It has been ringing through my ears as I've been reading about and discussing this sanctification debate in Reformed circles. He read Philippians 2:12-13, " Therefore, my beloved...
Derek Thomas proposed a question at the PCRT conference a couple weeks ago in his talk titled "The Holy Christian Life." It has been ringing through my ears as I've been reading about and discussing this sanctification debate in Reformed circles. He read Philippians 2:12-13, " Therefore, my beloved...
It's Wacky Wednesday again, which means Carl, Todd, and I have another Mortification of Spin Bully Pulpit edition for you. This week, we play the coffee snobs while discussing the role social media has played on our sense of privacy. Do we even have one anymore? Where is the line when it comes to...
Derek Thomas proposed a question at the PCRT conference a couple weeks ago in his talk titled "The Holy Christian Life." It has been ringing through my ears as I've been reading about and discussing this sanctification debate in Reformed circles. He read Philippians 2:12-13, " Therefore, my beloved...
Stephen Nichols has written a book that causes great reflection. Bonhoeffer on the Christian Life really succeeds at living up to its title. Naturally, there are certain expectations that one has when reading about Dietrich Bonhoeffer. His life really was that word Christians today love to use:...
...sitting in a mid-rear pew next to my pastor's son and friend, Greg, eager to hear what Phil Johnson had to say about The Glory of God. After enjoying the morning messages and a good lunch break, I was ready to be the model pew-sitter, pen in hand. Johnson begins, "Celebrity worship is the real...
...sitting in a mid-rear pew next to my pastor's son and friend, Greg, eager to hear what Phil Johnson had to say about The Glory of God. After enjoying the morning messages and a good lunch break, I was ready to be the model pew-sitter, pen in hand. Johnson begins, "Celebrity worship is the real...
This is the title of Phil Johnson’s first talk at this year’s PCRT conference. His text was Psalm 24:3-6: Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? 
And who shall stand in his holy place?He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false
and does not swear...
...sitting in a mid-rear pew next to my pastor's son and friend, Greg, eager to hear what Phil Johnson had to say about The Glory of God. After enjoying the morning messages and a good lunch break, I was ready to be the model pew-sitter, pen in hand. Johnson begins, "Celebrity worship is the real...
Carl, Todd, and I had the pleasure of welcoming Melanie Brunson and her guide dog, Sparta, in the underground bunker to interview for this week’s Mortification of Spin podcast. The tagline of our podcast is “casual conversations about things that count.” Well that couldn’t be any more true for our...
I cracked open Bonhoeffer on the Christian Life by Stephen Nichols this weekend. I have to say that I am a fan of this series of biographies that Crossway is putting out, and I have been looking forward to reading this one for a while now—especially since reading Getting the Blues by Nichols. There...
When a housewife theologian goes to a conference, she has a lot of catch-up to do when she gets home. Thankfully, I have a wonderful husband who makes these opportunities possible for me in the first place. I think I came home to a cleaner house than I left. But aside from the ever-changing drama...
When a housewife theologian goes to a conference, she has a lot of catch-up to do when she gets home. Thankfully, I have a wonderful husband who makes these opportunities possible for me in the first place. I think I came home to a cleaner house than I left. But aside from the ever-changing drama...
When a housewife theologian goes to a conference, she has a lot of catch-up to do when she gets home. Thankfully, I have a wonderful husband who makes these opportunities possible for me in the first place. I think I came home to a cleaner house than I left. But aside from the ever-changing drama...
When a housewife theologian goes to a conference, she has a lot of catch-up to do when she gets home. Thankfully, I have a wonderful husband who makes these opportunities possible for me in the first place. I think I came home to a cleaner house than I left. But aside from the ever-changing drama...
Given today's Bully Pulpit topic for the Mortification of Spin podcast, I thought it would be as good of time as any to share a fighting metaphor. Mixed Martial Arts seems to have a reputation for bludgeoning opponents. Sure, this is the mentality of some promoters in the entertainment industry,...
Given today's Bully Pulpit topic for the Mortification of Spin podcast, I thought it would be as good of time as any to share a fighting metaphor. Mixed Martial Arts seems to have a reputation for bludgeoning opponents. Sure, this is the mentality of some promoters in the entertainment industry,...
The MoS team was issued another challenge. This time we were asked to discuss a new phenomenon, Fight Church, without tapping out. We were sent a link to view a trailer of a new documentary about Fight Church. Todd and I were left to discuss this one alone, as Carl was off learning the ways of the...
Given today's Bully Pulpit topic for the Mortification of Spin podcast, I thought it would be as good of time as any to share a fighting metaphor. Mixed Martial Arts seems to have a reputation for bludgeoning opponents. Sure, this is the mentality of some promoters in the entertainment industry,...
The theme for the latest issue of Modern Reformation (May-June 2014) is “Keeping Our Kids.” This is an important topic in the church today, one that I am passionate about. Brian Cosby, author of Giving Up Gimmicks , does a brief review of the latest bible curricula published for youth groups. He...
Today I am pleased to share an article my friend Anna Anderson wrote about a passage that stumps her every year. I'm happy to introduce you to another housewife theologian. Dare a housewife theologian differ with the biggies? Yeah, like Calvin and Spurgeon. Every Easter I come to John’s account of...
I may have found one more suitable for his patriotic vigor: A Session's Statement of Opposition To Women Serving in the Military
I may have found one more suitable for his patriotic vigor: A Session's Statement of Opposition To Women Serving in the Military
I may have found one more suitable for his patriotic vigor: A Session's Statement of Opposition To Women Serving in the Military
I've never participated in hashtags before. Never really saw myself as a hashtagger. And who has the time to actually follow the link and read every tweet being said about a particular topic? Well last night I watched the anticipated debate at Biola Universit between Peter Leithart, Fred Sanders,...
I've never participated in hashtags before. Never really saw myself as a hashtagger. And who has the time to actually follow the link and read every tweet being said about a particular topic? Well last night I watched the anticipated debate at Biola Universit between Peter Leithart, Fred Sanders,...
The MoS team had the privilege of interviewing David Wells for this week’s podcast. Carl, Todd, and I covered all kinds of issues such as John Stott and big tent evangelism, asking the hard questions. Is there an evangelical center? How do we distinguish God’s holiness and his love? At one point,...
I've never participated in hashtags before. Never really saw myself as a hashtagger. And who has the time to actually follow the link and read every tweet being said about a particular topic? Well last night I watched the anticipated debate at Biola Universit between Peter Leithart, Fred Sanders,...
Last night I hosted a Housewife Theologian group for my church. We covered Chapter 7; on the responsibility God has given each one of us in our differing vocations as influencers. This morning as I was thinking about our discussion, I remembered Diana Lynn Severance’s wonderful book, Feminine...
There was a good question posed in the comments section of my article A Faith That Fights . As I was using an example from my son’s Mixed Martial Arts class to illustrate the idea of theological fitness, Neo asked: Should Christians train their children to fight? Or does this just make them better...
I am looking forward to attending the 2014 Philadelphia Conference of Reformed Theology next weekend, and I wanted to share this information to any of you who may be interested. I will be there with my Mortification of Spin co-hosts, Carl Trueman and Todd Pruitt to interview some of the speakers...
A couple of years ago, I read the book When Your Husband is Addicted to Pornography for review. Reading that book has lead me to think more about this word addiction as it relates to sex and pornography. Many questions came to my mind, and I have had some troubling conversations with women about...
A couple of years ago, I read the book When Your Husband is Addicted to Pornography for review. Reading that book has lead me to think more about this word addiction as it relates to sex and pornography. Many questions came to my mind, and I have had some troubling conversations with women about...
Somehow, Carl, Todd, and I found ourselves caught up in the hype of the latest Christian movie release. That's right, this week we got in line for tickets to the blockbuster film Heaven Is For Real. While we were waiting in line, we had a discussion about the whole genre of Christian movies. They...
A couple of years ago, I read the book When Your Husband is Addicted to Pornography for review. Reading that book has lead me to think more about this word addiction as it relates to sex and pornography. Many questions came to my mind, and I have had some troubling conversations with women about...
Last week I shared about how the MoS team sent me on a dangerous mission to get to the bottom of the Confessing Baptist mystery. This week, Part 2 of my interview with the lovely Christina Jesuroga is available on the Confessing Baptist podcast. We talk Christian unity, hospitality, Spurgee, the...
I’m telling you, one of my favorite singers on my daughter’s playlist is Lorde. While I certainly don’t endorse all of her values, some of the messages that she sings about are penetrating not only the teen culture, but to all of us. This 17-year-old artist calls out the real picture of society,...
Christians are disciples, and therefore bydefinition, we are disciplined. Hebrews 12:11, "For the moment all disciplineseems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit ofrighteousness to those who have been trained by it," is couched in anexhortation not to grow weary...
Christians are disciples, and therefore bydefinition, we are disciplined. Hebrews 12:11, "For the moment all disciplineseems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit ofrighteousness to those who have been trained by it," is couched in anexhortation not to grow weary...
Christians are disciples, and therefore by definition, we are disciplined. Hebrews 12:11 , "For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it," is couched in an exhortation not to grow weary...
Christians are disciples, and therefore bydefinition, we are disciplined. Hebrews 12:11, "For the moment all disciplineseems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit ofrighteousness to those who have been trained by it," is couched in anexhortation not to grow weary...
It seems that before I joined Carl and Todd on the MoS podcast, they managed to offend (I know, shocking) the Confessing Baptists. Basically, in a discussion about ecclesiology, they neglected to mention the confessing Baptists altogether. And so Tom Chantry wrote a post that took issue with his...
Let's face it, all women get tangled up in the whole beauty issue. Carolyn Mahaney and Nicole Whitaker tackle it head on in their new book True Beauty. If you want to know a little more about the book, I have reviewed it over at Books at a Glance : One of my Facebook friends, Janelle, was not...
Let's face it, all women get tangled up in the whole beauty issue. Carolyn Mahaney and Nicole Whitaker tackle it head on in their new book True Beauty. If you want to know a little more about the book, I have reviewed it over at Books at a Glance : One of my Facebook friends, Janelle, was not...