Archive for the Evangelicalism Category

The Gospel of Roman Catholicism

IS THE REFORMATION REALLY OVER? The Gospel of Roman Catholicism In their 2005 book of the same title, Christian historians Mark Noll and Carolyn Nystrom posed the question “Is the Reformation over?” While acknowledging that doctrinal and practical differences between Catholics and evangelicals remain, they concluded that when it comes to the matter of justification…Read more

Deep and Wide: A book review by Gary Gilley

BOOK REVIEW: Deep and Wide, by Andy Stanley (reviewed by Gary Gilley) Initial comments below by Dave James, followed by the full book review by Gary Gilley: Deep and Wide by Andy Stanley Only occasionally one runs across an article that could be considered a "must-read"---and even less frequently, a book review…Read more

The Coming Evangelical Divide

The following article is posted here by permission of the author, Ray Pritchard, of the Keep Believing ministry. The original article can be found here. _______________ The Coming Evangelical Divide by Ray Pritchard The evangelical movement is about to divide.  Nothing could be clearer.  It’s true that we have often disagreed over things like church…Read more

A Response to “In Defense of a Prophetic Voice” by David Reagan

A Response to “In Defense of a Prophetic Voice” by David Reagan (In the May / June issue of Lamplighter magazine)By David James My original article begins below the two updates, with the most recent update first. ___________  UPDATE #2:  Dr. David Reagan has posted an article to his website in response to mine. I…Read more

Dr. Roy B. Zuck, Now Home with His Savior

  I just received word on Sunday morning that late Saturday evening, a great man of God, a partner in the ministry and a dear friend, Dr. Roy Zuck, passed from this life into the presence of his Savior. The last time I saw Dr. Zuck was at the Pre-Trib Study Group conference in early…Read more

The Harbinger: Fact or Fiction? (now available)

Click here to order the book on The Berean Call website Click here for the Kindle version on Amazon.com (Paperback version available soon through Amazon.com) The last three months have been quite incredible. Since Tom McMahon (executive director of The Berean Call) first contacted me on April 29 about my ABI article critiquing The Harbinger,…Read more

“Son of God” Translation Controversy

For years there has been a discussion among missiologists and linguists concerning the proper translation of certain biblical passages into various languages in the Muslim world. Over the years, the discussion has turned into a debate and more recently into a full-blown controversy that has gained a lot of momentum over the last few weeks.…Read more

Supersessionism Rising: Dispensationalism…? Part 2

This is Part 2 an article which appeared in the September / October 2011 edition of Voice magazine and is reproduced with the permission of its author, Dr. Kevin Zuber. Dr. Zuber is Professor of Theology at Moody Bible Institute and a teaching elder / pastor at Grace Bible Church Northwest. ________________ Preface (by Dave…Read more

Supersessionism Rising: Dispensationalism…? Part 1

This article appeared in the September / October 2011 edition of Voice magazine and is reproduced with the permission of its author, Dr. Kevin Zuber. Dr. Zuber is Professor of Theology at Moody Bible Institute and a teaching elder / pastor at Grace Bible Church Northwest. ________________ Preface (by Dave James) There were several catalysts…Read more

The Greatest Tragedy of the Rapture Prediction

Predictably - and appropriately, conservative Bible teachers, theologians and pastors have uniformly condemned Harold Camping's adamant declarations that the Rapture would occur before the end of the day on Saturday, May 21, 2011. It is now being widely reported that Mr. Camping has since admitted that he is neither infallible nor a "genius", while inexplicably…Read more

Saddleback’s Health and Fitness Seminar: An Eyewitness Account

A few days ago, I posted an article by Jan Markell (Olive Tree Ministries) concerning Rick Warren's newest initiative---a health and fitness seminar featuring three doctors representing three very different worldviews - Dr. Oz (a Muslim), Dr. Hymen (a Jew) and Dr. Amen (a Christian). As a follow-up, I am posting this article by Jennifer…Read more

Rick Warren’s Controversial New Initiative

Rick Warren has been broadly criticized for both his alliances and his projects. His latest initiative, launched on January 15 at Saddleback, is almost certain to attract similar attention - not so much because of the issue itself, but because of those who are partnering with him. Jan Markell, over at Olive Tree Ministries, discusses…Read more

Where Should We Meet?

A Theological and Historical Response to the Contemporary Home Church Movement By Paul Barreca Pastor, Faith Bible Church, Vineland, NJ ABI Co-founder A recent Associate Press article highlighted a trend among Christians to leave their churches and worship at home instead. (1) Sometimes called Organic Church, Missional Church or House Church, this movement appeals to…Read more

Glenn Beck’s “Black-Robed Regiment”

Should we be concerned about Glenn Beck's 8/28 "Restoring Honor" rally in Washington? I have watched Glenn Beck almost every day since he has been in the 5 o'clock slot on the FoxNews channel and I agree with virtually everything that he says about the fact that we have been witnessing the decline of the…Read more

ABI Quick Survey: Mark Galli’s CT article

ABI Quick Survey: What is your opinion of the July 15 CT article by Mark Galli? A couple of days ago, I published a blog (copied below) concerning an article written by Mark Galli for Christianity Today. If you have read the comments following the article on the CT website, you have seen mixed responses…Read more

Christianity Today: God – the “Divine Drama Queen”

Christianity Today Senior Managing Editor Mark Galli's recent article sparks controversy. Christianity Today's identification as "A Magazine of Evangelical Conviction" will almost certainly be called into question once again by many readers because of a July 15 article by Mark Galli in which he calls God "such a drama queen." He reduces God to being…Read more

Homosexuality and the Bible – Part III

(This article is available in downloadable and printable PDF, 2 column article format: Click here to download) According to an April, 2009 article on MSNBC, a Washington Post/ABC poll released that month became the first to indicate that the number of Americans supporting same-sex marriages (49%) is now greater than those who oppose it (46%).…Read more

Bruce Waltke’s Comments Create Firestorm

(This article is available in downloadable and printable PDF, 2 column article format: Click here to download) Bruce Waltke is one of the most well-known Old Testament scholars in the Reformed tradition of this generation. Known by many as a conservative, his comments made in a recently-released 2009 interview may have created one of the…Read more

Eroticizing the Eucharist

This article is by guest contributor Larry DeBruyn, pastor of Franklin Road Baptist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana and the author of the blog, "Guarding His Flock." --------------------------------- T.D. Jakes and Communion at "A Table Set for Two." "Brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they…Read more

What About Those Who Haven’t Heard? An Exposition of Romans 10

During his 30-year career, the Apostle Paul personally carried the gospel to some of the most important and populous cities along the central corridor of the Roman Empire, including Rome itself. But this work was no easy task. Paul endured incredible hardship and continually put his life on the line for the sake of the…Read more

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