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The Preserved Word of God for English-Speaking Peoples

The Preserved Word of God for English-Speaking Peoples

“Preserved” is the key word in KJV-Onlyism these days. Just about every KJV-Only doctrinal statement I see uses that word “preserved.” But I’ve been thinking for a long time along with famous systematic theologian Inigo Montoya, I do not think it means what they think...

KJVParallelBible.org Launches!

KJVParallelBible.org Launches!

I’ve been so busy with the launch of Authorized: The Use and Misuse of the King James Bible, I failed to announce the soft launch of KJVParallelBible.org to either of my blog readers! The launch is “soft” because it’s a strong proof-of-concept, not a full New...

Endorsements for Authorized

My new book is out in all major print and digital formats. Order now at AmazonOrder now at LogosCheck out reviews at Goodreads. I've been trying to pick a moment when it was "born"... Was it when my favorite seminary professor said, "You prefer the Textus...

Wise Words from Lesslie Newbigin on Pluralism and Secularism

I'm listening to Lesslie Newbigin's Foolishness to the Greeks (Eerdmans, 1988). My local library had it among their digital audio loans, and I thought it was high time I went through a Newbigin book. The book comes from lectures he delivered in Princeton's Warfield...

Some Thoughts on Some Thoughts on the Future of Christian Higher Ed

Some Thoughts on Some Thoughts on the Future of Christian Higher Ed

Alan Jacobs and Carl Trueman are probably right to fear that the sexual revolution will "annihilate" a number of Christian institutions of higher learning once discrimination for sexual orientation fully and officially becomes the new racism. But my alma mater...

Christians Should Be the Most Gracious and Edifying People on Social Media

I like Alastair Roberts. Here's some wisdom for you (emphasis mine): Progressive versus conservative evangelical spats are one of the very worst things about Twitter, which is really saying something. Such arguments illustrate just how poor a medium Twitter can be for...

MacCulloch on the Reformation and Homosexuality

At the very end of Diarmaid MacCulloch's magisterial (what other word is there for such a book?) The Reformation: A History, he offers some brief assessments of where the various Christian churches are today. This is one comment he makes about the movement that arose...

Pervasive Interpretive Pluralism and Recent Trinitarian Controversies

Pervasive Interpretive Pluralism and Recent Trinitarian Controversies

Just a short reflection on the argument among Reformed theologians about theology proper (read, for example, Frame’s review of James Dolezal here and here). I think some of my brothers and sisters in Christ are looking to confessions and scholastic categories and...

Sloganeering: A Choose Your Own Adventure Post!

Sloganeering: A Choose Your Own Adventure Post!

This is a Choose Your Own Adventure Post. You make it what you want! See below! Not long ago my little budding reader, six years old, noticed in a liberal relative’s home a sign full of slogans. This is the one: He read it out loud flawlessly. I was rather impressed...

A Bracing Conversion Story

A lesbian at Yale starts exploring Christianity (a must read): At the time, I knew two girls who were seriously dating each other. One was training to be a Lutheran minister. I wanted to know how they could reconcile their lives with Jesus and his teachings. They...

Should I Sign A Reforming Catholic Confession?

Should I Sign A Reforming Catholic Confession?

A friend writes: I am confused and maybe I have jumped to conclusions about the Catholic Confession of Faith issue. But, it sounds like we, as conservatives, are tying to come together with Catholics. Is that the way I am to take it? Or, am I wrong? I certainly hope...

Review: Andy Crouch’s The Tech-Wise Family

Andy Crouch is among the first parents to have nurtured children from clearly-too-young-to-have-a-smartphone to now-old-enough, during a time in which smartphones were in fact available for that whole period. It's only been ten years since the iPhone's debut. And in...