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10 Questions Pastoral Search Committees Must Ask

TEN QUESTIONS PASTORAL SEARCH COMMITTEES MUST ASK The current theological climate presents a tremendous challenge for churches in search of a new pastor. Unfortunately, pastoral search committees are too often unaware of some of today’s most pressing theological issues and so do not know the questions that need to be asked of pastoral candidates to determine…Read more

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

Biblical Guide to the Shemitah and the Blood Moons

Biblical Guide to the Shemitah and the Blood Moons The following description is from The Berean Call website in their promotion of the book. Click here to order the book from The Berean Call website Are “blood moons” a harbinger for a catastrophic “seventh shemitah” in America? Informed Christians and serious students of God’s Word…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

The Mystery of the Shemitah: Is it real?

THE MYSTERY OF THE SHEMITAH: Is it real? The Mystery of the Shemitah by Jonathan Cahn (Lake Mary, Florida: FrontLine, Charisma Media / Charisma House Book Group, 2014) 275 pp. paper 16.99 _________ The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn became the #1 Christian book of 2012, set publishing records, reached publishing milestones and propelled the author to…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

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

WOL Philippines Typhoon Recovery Effort

WORD OF LIFE PHILIPPINES TYPHOON RECOVERY EFFORTS If you have been following any of the news reports coming out of the Philippines you have seen the horrible human tragedy that is unfolding day by day. What was perhaps the most powerful typhoon ever recorded devasted portions of the Philippines just a few days ago. Because…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

Pope Francis: History’s Final Pope?

Note: portions of this article have been edited to more accurately reflect portions of Petrus Romanus in response to comments by one of the authors, Cris Putnam concerning the original version of the article. “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have…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

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? (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
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