Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honor, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort. (1 Timothy 6:1-2)
Hello, my name is Brian and I am an Evanjellyfish. Yes, that's right, though I have been Reformed now for 15 years, I still have to live life one day at a time lest I fall back into my gutless, spineless and amorphous old ways.
When I was a high school teacher in Savannah, Georgia, I discovered that all of my students felt that universal college education should be free, that so everyone could be equal. They reasoned that education would make them one of the idle rich.
We have been told that politics by its very nature requires compromise. If those on the opposite sides of a political issue are to avoid endless stalemate, make headway in drafting necessary legislation, and generally get on with the business of governing the nation, it seems as though compromise is not only useful, but essential to the political process. J. I. Packer says, "Give-and-take is the heart of political compromise, as compromise is the heart of politics in a democracy."
A popular theological method of the Middle Ages was that which was associated with Peter Abelard: sic et non (yes and no). If I may be indulged a bit, I would make use of this "both/and" approach to state my equivocating attitude toward modern evangelicalism.
There is another problem to which we in the Reformed camp do not always give sufficient thought. Some of these experience-based people are truly hungry for more of God in their lives
Once four years ago, Chalcedon Report readers were first introduced to the work of "The Macedonian Outreach." In that article we reported basically the ministry's work in its first 14 months of existence. For readers who missed that article, we will give a short synopsis of our modest beginnings.
In historic Protestant understanding, the world, which was seen to be created as "very good" by God, is still beautiful even after the Fall. Even in its bondage to decay, pollution, and depravity, the world continues to be the object of God's love, concern, providence, and even redemption.
Urban Nations employs a methodology consistent with the apologetic of Cornelius Van Til. In a nutshell, our mindset is: The Bible can defend itself; just don't get in its way. The following report from Urban Nations missionary Gerry Wisz illustrates the soundness and power of this methodology. — Steve M. Schlissel
Perhaps throughout all of history there have been large numbers of people dedicated to the faith that history is dominated by secret conspiracies and groups.
Stanford University is now seen as a place for rich students. It was not always so but was actually created to be a university for poorer students.
I know, I know. "Didn't you just get through telling us that you learned all you really need to know in the Old Testament? So how can you now say the same thing about the New?"