"The collection not only responds to the main arguments of Hearing Her Voice (regarding whether women should give sermons in the regular Sunday gathering), but also bounces off this specific question to consider some larger issues"
Thursday, April 24, 2014
A book in response to Dickson's book on women giving sermons: Release date announced for ‘Women, Sermons and the Bible’ | The Briefing:
Posted by Andrew Vella at 2:45 PM
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Quentin Smith can hardly be called favorable to religion yet he says that God is not dead in philosophy departments. The Metaphilosophy of Naturalism:
If each naturalist who does not specialize in the philosophy of religion (i.e., over ninety-nine percent of naturalists) were locked in a room with theists who do specialize in the philosophy of religion, and if the ensuing debates were refereed by a naturalist who had a specialization in the philosophy of religion, the naturalist referee could at most hope the outcome would be that “no definite conclusion can be drawn regarding the rationality of faith,” although I expect the most probable outcome is that the naturalist, wanting to be a fair and objective referee, would have to conclude that the theists definitely had the upper hand in every single argument or debate.
Posted by Andrew Vella at 4:25 PM
Interesting take on the new Noah movie: Sympathy For The Devil — Dr. Brian Mattson:
The scandal is this: of all the Christian leaders who went to great lengths to endorse this movie (for whatever reasons: “it’s a conversation starter,” “at least Hollywood is doing something on the Bible,” etc.), and all of the Christian leaders who panned it for “not following the Bible”…
Not one of them could identify a blatantly Gnostic subversion of the biblical story when it was right in front of their faces.
Posted by Andrew Vella at 3:31 PM
Thursday, April 3, 2014
It is worth checking out their past conferences as well: Secret Church: A Great Disciple-Making Tool From David Platt | multiply:
"This Good Friday, April 18, David Platt will spend 6 hours leading people in studying God’s Word in an annual gathering called Secret Church (inspired by his time with the underground church). This year’s topic, “The Cross and Everyday Life,” will cover a wide range of activities and issues that affect our everyday routines, asking how the gospel impacts it all."
Posted by Andrew Vella at 9:54 AM
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
David Platt reading 10 Bible verses and applying them to porn: How Can I Be Set Free from Pornography? – Justin Taylor
Posted by Andrew Vella at 4:20 PM
This audio looks good: Raleigh-Durham, NC | The Gospel At Work Helping Christians Live Their Faith At Their Job:
"The Gospel at Work conference will help you think biblically about your work. Speakers including J. D. Greear and Al Mohler will provide practical wisdom on how to approach the challenges you face in the workplace and offer insight into God’s concern for your work."
Posted by Andrew Vella at 4:17 PM
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Why Holidays Are More Christian Than Holy Days | Articles | Phillip Jensen:
"There is hardly any more cringe worthy hypocrisy than the politicians talking of supporting “working families”. Their policies are all for work and not at all for families. Why does one of the wealthiest nations in the world and in history need shops open all the time to keep the economy afloat! Somebody is lying somewhere.
Holy Days are not central to Christianity - we can take them or leave them. But holidays (weekly and occasional celebrations) are central to Christianity for they are the Sabbath - the rest God has created for us and they are for relationships especially family and friends celebrating together.
Posted by Andrew Vella at 1:02 PM