Church & Culture

“Reforming Worship” by Michael Horton

So too, today, churches are now like shopping malls. And the smaller, more traditional churches that can’t afford the lights, cameras and action watch their congregations run off to the biggest, latest mall that’s just been built on the outskirts of town. The problem is, you can see a mall that was built just a decade ago and it’s already out-of-fashion. Its shops are closing one by one because the consumers have now moved over to the latest megamall.

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Top 7 Reasons Why I’m Not Pentecostal-Charismatic

“They weren’t satisfied with the sufficiency of God’s Holy Word, the Holy sacraments as instituted by Christ, and the decent and orderly piety as instituted by the apostles… The modern renewal of the early Anabaptists, the Charismatic and Pentecostal movements, seek to reproduce apostolic phenomena.” ~ R. Scott Clark

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Does God Whisper Sweet Nothings in Our Ears?

“Whenever Yahweh appears in storm theophany in the Old Testament, the Hebrew word kol is properly and logically translated ‘thunder,’ ‘thunderous voice,’ or the like.” ~ Jeffrey Niehaus, Professor of Old Testament, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

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“When did evangelicals get popes?”

Multi-site, big personality churches have “trade[d] the Ephesians 4 model of equipping others and giving leadership away for a model that makes ‘the man’ a black hole of money and energy.”

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To Young Evangelicals: Don’t Swim from Willow Creek to the Tiber; Swim to Lake Geneva

So if you’re one of those “young evangelicals” whose minds have been emptied out by the mindless cacophony of your “Willow Creek” church, don’t swim back to the Tiber. You have another option, a great one: swim to “Lake Geneva” where your minds will be fed with “true, deep, intellectually robust spirituality” of the 16th century Protestant Reformation.

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“Always Reforming”: Always Re-forming?

“When we invoke the whole phrase — “the church Reformed and always being reformed according to the Word of God” — we confess that we belong to the church and not simply to ourselves and that this church is always created and renewed by the Word of God rather than by the spirit of the age.”

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