Apparently Hillsong’s Brian Houston spoke at Liberty University convocation recently and encouraged students to have a dream. The problem is he completely distorted the story of Joseph in order to try to sell this idea as Biblical teaching. Continue reading
The Christian church today (as it always has been) is buffeted by false doctrines. This is no surprise, since the New Testament repeatedly warned us this would happen. But when I look at the problem and try to discern the root causes I can think of a few. One of the roots I see is the astonishing level of biblical illiteracy even among those who identify as Christians. Continue reading
Hello and happy friday. The work week is winding down and I’ve got a new don’t miss list for you about Bible reading, ministerial tweets, marriage and more.
Tullian Tchividjian writes, “But by looking at the Bible as if it were fundamentally about us, we totally miss the Point–like the two on the road to Emmaus. As Luke 24 shows, it’s possible to read the Bible, study the Bible, and memorize large portions of the Bible, while missing the whole point of the Bible. It’s entirely possible, in other words, to read the stories and miss the Story.” Personally, I think this style has also infected preaching leading to an narcigesis epidemic. Continue reading
Dr. Anthony Bradley, an associate professor at King’s College and an Acton Institute research fellow, wrote a thought-provoking piece on May 1 called: The New Legalism: Missional, Radical, Narcissistic, and Shamed. It seems to have struck a nerve and I have some thoughts on the subject as well. I hope I don’t ramble too much. Continue reading