The Work of the Spirit
Sharing the Gospel in the Gay Village, by John Bell (guest blogger)
Tim's friend John Bell, pastor of New Baptist Church in Toronto, shares his experiences evangelizing the LGBT community. This article does a good job in describing and giving an example of one aspect of evangelism which is friendship/relationship evangelism especially in the challenging enviroment of the LGBT community.
Understanding Romans 10:17, by John Samson
Does one only believe in Reformed Theology/Calvinism because he has heard it multiple times? John Samson answers this question.
Principles in Reformed Apologetics/Evangelism, by John Hendryx
John Hendryx gives some insight into Reformed Apologetics/Evangelism.
"FIGHTING MAD" or Other Items of Note
The Marks of Saving Faith, Part 1, by John Mac Arthur
The Marks of Saving Faith, Part 2, by John Mac Arthur
What are the characteristics of a true believer? John examines this issue in these two very helpful articles.
Los Angeles Times
Robert Schuller taps his daughter to lead ministry's grand comeback, by Dana Parsons
Robert Schuller chooses his heir apparent.
Spiritual insight is only given to those that have repented and believed in Christ and in humility have relied totally on the authority of His word.
by Faith, The Web Magazine of the Presbyterian Church of America
The Current Case of Our Policy on Female Deacons, by Ligon Duncan
The Case of Commissioning (and not) Ordaining Deaconesses, by Tim Keller
Interesting debate between Ligon Duncan and Tim Keller on the ordination of female deacons.
Calvinism and Worldliness, by Iain D. Campbell
Campbell's short critique of Peter Masters' (Metropolitan Tabernacle) article on contemporary Calvinism: "The Merger of Calvinism and Worldliness". In Master's article, Masters' pretty much criticizes everything that's wrong with contemporary Calvinism especially the charismatic style of worship at certain Christian conferences ("Resolved") and a lack of adherence to following the Sabbath (Sunday Sabbatarianism). Masters' article makes an interesting read from his perspective, but he takes an unfair shot at those who do not agree with his particular view of Calvinism. Dan Phillips (Pyromaniacs, Biblical Christianity) also comments on the Masters' article: "On Peter Masters' Rant: in which I add only one small thought to Messrs. Turk and Wilson". Here is Frank Turk's reply to the Masters' article: "Jiggling One's Jenga"
I currently have all the Seeds worship CDS and some of the Hide the Word CDS, and I try to diligently listen to them every day especially in my car as I am driving to work. The amazing thing about memorizing Scripture, is that once you get in the habit of doing it again, you will even start to remember the verses that you memorized a long time ago. So if you ever see my wife and I singing in the car, don't think we're weird. We are just praising and worshiping our Lord and hiding His Word in our hearts.
Living the Christian Life