Monthly Archives: October 2009

Reflections on Water

I am quite fond of water. I grew up in a coastal city in Northeastern Brazil. The beaches were extraordinary. They were filled with poetry. Once you have seen Brazilian beaches it is not hard to imagine composing The Girl … Continue reading

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Review of “Biblical Economics: A Common Sense Guide to Our Daily Bread”

Biblical Economics is a must read for any Christian. In this book, Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. has declared that the Bible is emphatic about a particular view of economics. The author argues that Biblical economics is beneficial to all of … Continue reading

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Pastoral Observations on the Trinity, Part I

Note: These are a series of brief observations on the Trinity, using as a resource James R. White’s book The Forgotten Trinity published by Bethany House. As a Reformed scholar once wrote: “The Trinity is Forgotten!” Christians sing of all … Continue reading

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Quote, Preaching

True preaching cannot leave men unconcerned: it will either arouse them to repentance and to godly action, or it will arouse them to ungodly hostility as they see themselves in the light of God’s Word.–R.J. Rushdoony

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On-Line Article (s) I Read Today, VII

Jim Rogers on the Next 10 Years by Heather Bell

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Exhortation: Why do we go to church on sundays? Part III

Part I Part II These exhortations are explorations of what are we doing on Sundays. My goal is to go through every dimension of our liturgy and give a basic biblical foundation for each. This morning, however, I would like … Continue reading

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Trinity Talk Interviews Dr. James R. White on KJV Onlyism

Dr. James White joined us to discuss the KJV Only debate. We discussed issues of textual history, KJV Only advocates, the Johannine Comma (I John 5:7) and other issues. This has been the most popular show in our short 3 … Continue reading

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Who Wrote Hebrews? A Case for Pauline Authorship, Finale

Though the internal evidence points in some cases clearly to St. Paul as the main author, there are also some who believe it most definitely points away from Paul. These objections are the following: First, since Hebrews is written in … Continue reading

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Exhortation: Why do we go to Church on Sundays? Part II

Part I Note: These are Sunday exhortations delivered at the beginning of Covenant Renewal Worship at Providence Church in Pensacola, Fl. This morning I would like to continue to discuss this matter of what happens in the liturgy. Last week, … Continue reading

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Hebrews: Communion Meditation

Brothers and Sisters, the call of Hebrews is to persevere. When we come to this table we are once again declaring that Christ is our light and our salvation. We come to a table prepared for the saints of God … Continue reading

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Who Wrote Hebrews? A Case for Pauline Authorship, Part III

However, when we come to the internal, Biblical evidence, we find the strongest opponents of Pauline authorship rise up. Though history has authority in some sense, councils do err and church history is full of mistakes to prove it. Thus … Continue reading

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Who Wrote Hebrews? A Case for Pauline Authorship, Pat II

What is the external evidence for Pauline authorship of Hebrews? The great Puritan John Owen, the author of seven volumes on the book of Hebrews[1]– the first two volumes alone are only an introduction to the book– says the following: … Continue reading

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Hebrews and Warnings

In preaching through Hebrews I am constantly confronted (Chapters 2,3,6 & 10) with the idea that these Jewish believers are actually true “brethren” and not just some folks pretending to be Christians. These are actual members of the household. Thus, this makes … Continue reading

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Sam Storms on Premillennialism

Justin Taylor posted some observations on premillennialism and Sam Storms’ article on why he became an Amillennialist. Though–as a postmillennialist–I would have several problems with Amillennialism, nevertheless Sam provides some excellent thoughts that exclude a Premil interpretation of the New … Continue reading

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On-Line Article (s) I Read Today, VI

I Belong to God: Prefatory Note by Rich Lusk

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Who Wrote Hebrews? A Case for Pauline Authorship, Part I

Note: A Case for Pauline Authorship was presented at Providence Church (CREC) during the Sunday School hour. The authorship of Hebrews is a controversial question in our day. In light of my three part series on Hebrews, I would like … Continue reading

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Trinity Talk Interviews Tim Challies

On this episode of Trinity Talk, Tim Challies joined us to discuss The Shack. His widely read review of the book is HERE. Tim’s website contains a wealthy amount of resources, including weekly book reviews. He is also the author … Continue reading

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James Jordan’s Lectures at the Bucer Institute

Here are some quotes from Jim’s lectures: God’s business in the world is to make new kinds of people. The Holy Spirit plugs us into the Olive Tree. He plugs us into the entire Biblical history. Most things in human … Continue reading

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Friday in Monroe, LA and the Authorship of Hebrews

I traveled to Monroe, LA with another fellow student of the Bucer Institute. This time I will not be able to stay on Sunday, since I need to get back to preach at Providence Church. On Saturday, Jim Jordan will … Continue reading

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Exhortation: Why do We go to Church on Sunday?

Have you ever asked the question: “Why do we go to Church?” or “Why do we gather together?” People will answer this question in various ways. Some will answer that Church provides fellowship with friends; other will say that they … Continue reading

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