Archive for the Theology 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

90 Minutes in Heaven

90 Minutes in Heaven - the movie The new movie 90 Minutes in Heaven hit theaters on Friday, September 11 and I went to see it last night. The movie, which is based on a 2004 book of the same name, is about a pastor, Don Piper, who claims that he died, went to heaven and…Read more

MARRIAGE: Do words have meanings?

MARRIAGE: Do words have meanings? With a single decision, a simple majority of five of nine justices on the Supreme Court of the United States, has successfully and irrevocably changed the meaning of a single word that has so clearly defined the most basic societal unit throughout history---a word with a meaning so clear and unambiguous that…Read more

Will the real Bruce Jenner please stand up?

Will the real Bruce Jenner please stand up? Although it is certainly a "current theological issue," I really hesitated wading into this particular mine field for a variety of reasons. The first is that I've already dealt with the alphabet soup of LGBT issues far more than I care to over the last couple of…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 Boy Who Came Back from Heaven

THE BOY WHO (never really) CAME BACK FROM HEAVEN One of the major breaking stories this week is the decision by Lifeway (the Southern Baptist Convention bookstore chain) to pull The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven from its shelves because one of the authors, Alex Malarkey, (the boy who "came back from heaven") has…Read more

Grace & Sin in Catholic Theology

GRACE & SIN IN CATHOLIC THEOLOGY The following article began as part of an email discussion with a member of The Berean Call staff, which was then picked up and edited into an article which appears in this month's issue of their monthly newsletter. My thanks go to the TBC team, and especially to the…Read more

God’s Plan through the Ages

God’s Plan through the Ages Imagine how hard it would be to put together a 5000-piece puzzle if you had all the pieces, but didn’t have the box with the picture on it. Even if you were to carefully examine the details, it would still be tough to figure out how the pieces fit together…Read more

Blood Moon Tetrad (2014-2015): A Sign of the End?

Blood Moon Tetrad (2014-2015): A Sign of the End?   (blood moon graphic from John Hagee Ministries used in his sermon series on this topic)   A relatively rare series of lunar and solar eclipses, which coincides with important dates on the Jewish calendar in 2014 and 2015, is generating a significant amount of speculation…Read more

9/11 Twelfth Anniversary Survey

9/11/2001 - Twelfth Anniversary Survey Click here to view survey results With last week marking the twelfth anniversary of 9/11, it is clear that the horrific events of that day remain indelibly etched in the hearts and minds of many Americans. The world was forever changed by the events of that day and we are…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

Threatened Lawsuit by The Harbinger Publisher & Author

I hope that you will take a few minutes to read this special edition of the "ABI Blog."  We have received letters threatening legal action related to the publication of my book The Harbinger: Fact or Fiction? These letters were from a lawyer with a firm which "serves as litigation counsel for Charisma Media, publisher…Read more

The Harbinger: Fact or Fiction?

Does Isaiah 9:10 really contain an ancient mystery that holds the secret of America’s future? Note: This review is an abridged version of a book of the same title. PUBLISHING UPDATE: The Harbinger: Fact or Fiction? is now available for purchase on The Berean Call website and Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Article available…Read more

Are Muslims Seeing Jesus?

Recently, I was asked by another Bible teacher about my views concerning reports coming out of the Muslim world that many Muslims have been having visions and dreams of Isa ("Jesus" in Arabic) - and as a result, that many - perhaps tens of thousands - are coming to saving faith in Him. I have…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

God’s Plan through the Ages

Imagine the difficulty of trying to put together a 2500-piece jigsaw puzzle if you had all the pieces, but not the box with the picture. You could examine all the details with as much care and precision as possible, but it would be very difficult to figure out how the pieces relate to one another…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

“The Muslim Brotherhood and the Gospel of Christ”

An astonishing guest opinion piece [1. Bob Kubinec, "The Muslim Brotherhood and the Gospel of Christ," Christianity Today, accessed Feb. 11, 2011, http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2011/februaryweb-only/muslimbrotherhood.html] featured in the February 11 edition of Christianity Today Direct challenges Christians in the West, including “many evangelicals,” to rethink what the author describes as “a deep and abiding prejudice” against the…Read more
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