The Nativity Story – Here’s Al Mohler’s take on the upcoming movie on the birth of Jesus. As one who has seen the movie with his family, and one who is a very conservative Reformed voice, his opinion is worth reading.
Well So and So said . . .
A common gripe of mine has always been people who are quick to quote Piper, Sproul, MacArthur, Spurgeon, Calvin, Edwards, Baxter, etc., but seldom ever seem able to quote God through the written words of Moses, David, Solomon, John, Paul, Peter, James, etc. This post is an excellent take on this problem in evangelical circles today.
It used to be Purgatorio that I would go to get a good evangelical chuckle. Pyromaniacs (which I have read for awhile now) now take that crown. They are truly in the vein of Calvin and Luther for those who have ever bothered to read them. Here’s a snippet.
"Try to engage a modern day leaky-Canon advocate seriously on
a Biblical level, and you may hear this whacky statement from Lloyd-Jones, or
be directed to Jack Deere’s pathetic writings, or sidetracked to that
out-of-context remark of Spurgeon’s. Criticize a doctrine, and you get a list
of great men who embraced it, or at least didn’t smash it outright.
You want to say, "Okay, so let’s suppose Dr. Hoarybeard never lived.
Suppose it were God, you, me, and that Bible. What would that verse mean then,
eh?" Or, "So, if I gave you a dollar, would you engage the text?""
To read the whole article on keeping "Big Names in Balance" go here.
Booklovers take note! – Thanks to Tim Challies for the link to this cool site I’m looking forward to using myself.