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“Christian” Ministers to March in Gay Mardi Gras

Category: General Topics

A group of Christian ministers will march in next month’s Sydney Mardi Gras parade to publicise their apology to the gay and lesbian community. The group, calling itself 100 Revs, issued the formal apology today, saying churches had often been “profoundly unloving” towards homosexuals and transsexuals. “As ministers of various churches and denominations we recognise [...]

“Special Prayer Request For My Father” Update

Category: General Topics, Prayer

The following comes from our brother, Shane Trammel.. I am asking all of you who believe in the power of prayer to lift up my father (Gale) when you can. Dad has brain cancer (Glioblastoma Multiforme) *** Update on My Father’s Prognosis — Aug 9, 2007 *** Dad had his first visit with the Radiation [...]

A Changeless Lover

Category: General Topics, Quotes

“Not only when thou wast born into the world did Christ love thee, but his delights were with the sons of men before there were any sons of men. Often did he think of them; from everlasting to everlasting he had set his affections upon them. I am sure he would not have loved me [...]

A Lesson From The Moment of Truth

Category: Evangelism, General Topics

This is a powerful lesson from Ray Comfort and the very popular television program The Moment of Truth.

A Ministry of Unity, by Tim Challies

Category: General Topics

My morning reading today took me to the fourth chapter of Ephesians. This is a chapter that deals primarily with the topic of unity within the body of Christ. Through the first three chapters of the book Paul has been laying the theological framework for the life of good works he describes in the final [...]

A Recently Discovered Letter of Critique Written to the Apostle Paul

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A satire, co-authored with Jared Wilson Exclusive: In an exciting example of scholarly cross-collaboration and interdisciplinary research, textual critics and archaeologists have just published a translation of a recently discovered first-century letter, apparently authentic, written to the Apostle Paul himself. Scholars believe it was likely written in the late AD 40s or early 50s. The [...]

A Time For Truth with John MacArthur

Category: Christianity, Church Issues, General Topics, Media

“Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.” (Hebrews 13:7) There is a great video posted on The New Centurion. An amazing example of a “real man of God who’s not afraid to tell it like it is!”

A Worthless Counterfeit

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“Christ will be master of the heart, and sin must be mortified. If your life is unholy, then your heart is unchanged, and you are an unsaved person. The Savior will sanctify His people, renew them, give them a hatred of sin, and a love of holiness. The grace that does not make a man [...]

Abandoned by God – John MacArthur

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Anti-Christian bias is OK at the BBC, says former presenter

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Christians are “fair game” for insults at the BBC whilst Muslims must not be offended, one of the broadcaster’s veteran news anchors has warned. Continue Reading

As the Home Goes, So Goes the Church…

Category: Church Issues, General Topics, Media

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Attack on Apprising Ministries

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Ingrid from Slice of Laodicea writes: Before I leave town, I am going to address the situation with Richard Abanes and what he did to Ken Silva at Apprising Ministries. Abanes contacted the legal department at the ISP for Apprising Ministries and claimed that Ken had posted slanderous/libelous material at his site in a 2005 [...]

Audio Book: The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis

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A Focus on the Family, Radio Theatre Dramatic Production. Including a complete cast, cinema-quality sound, and original music. The Magician’s Nephew After an experiment by a sinister magician goes awry, young Digory and his friend Polly are catapulted into one mysterious world after another. Not only must they match wits with an evil queen, but [...]

‘Gay’ atheist warns of ‘tyrannous new … liberal morality’ oppressing Christians

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“Special Prayer Request For My Father”

Category: General Topics, Prayer

Shane Trammel writes: I am asking all of you who believe in the power of prayer to lift up my father (Gale) when you can. He is in recovery after brain surgery to remove a tumor. Although still in the hospital for probably two more days, he is recovering well. The big prayer is that [...]

Battle with Apollyon

Category: Christianity, General Topics

From his prison cell in England, John Bunyan, a preacher and author from the 1600′s (who was arrested for preaching), began work on what would become the greatest book ever written, apart from the Holy Bible. “The Pilgrim’s Progress, from This World to That Which Is to Come” is an allegory of a Christian’s journey [...]

Be Courageous President Barack Obama – John Piper

Category: Abortion, General Topics

Beware of False Zeal

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In ‘The Religious Affections,’ Jonathan Edwards explains that although a person might be zealously engaged in the external exercises of religion, so as to spend much time in them, it is no sure evidence of grace. In fact, such a disposition is found in many that have no grace at all… 1. Service Isaiah 1:12-15 [...]

Bewitched by Harry Potter, by Berit Kjos

Category: Church Issues, General Topics, Sin

“You’re famous, Harry Potter.” It’s true! This prophetic remark in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the first in a seven-book series on popular witchcraft, was fulfilled in record time. The first three books hit the world—schools, libraries, and the New York Times best-sellers list—like a spiritual tidal wave, breaking down barriers to the secret [...]

Breaking Pornography Addiction

Category: General Topics, Sin

By David Powlison, CCEF Faculty Have you ever said anything like this? “I’ve tried to stop so many times, but somehow I still end up in front of the computer surfing websites.” “Cold showers, prayer, avoiding situations—I’ve tried everything. Is there any hope for me?” “I know I should get help, but I am too [...]

C.S. Lewis on Loving Aslan More Than Jesus

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If after watching “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” (which released in US theaters this weekend), you find yourself or your kids feeling drawn to Aslan with alarming emotion, don’t assume it’s just the result of some cinematic spell. Aslan had that effect even back when he was knowable only through words on a page. [...]

Christianity is strong.

Category: Christianity, General Topics, Worldliness

What does it take to stomach the fact that the fiery lakes are real and are waiting to devour sinners? That Hell burns with a fire that cannot be quenched? Who is willing to utterly destroy another’s happiness; his hope and faith in idols in order to prepare him for Christ? To tear down family, [...]

Come Home! – Paul Washer

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D. James Kennedy Dies at 76

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“Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.” (Psalms 116:15) Influential conservative leader Dr. D. James Kennedy died Wednesday morning, church officials reported. Kennedy, whose retirement as senior pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Florida was recently announced, died “peacefully in his sleep” at home at approximately 2:15 a.m., [...]

Dangers of Youth & Early Decision

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This is a letter from Samuel Rutherford to John Gordon of Cardoness, the Younger. (Letter CXCIX, Aberdeen, in the year 1637) Dearly beloved in our Lord, – Grace, mercy, and peace be to you. I long exceedingly to hear of the case of your soul, which hath a large share both of my prayers and [...]

David’s Prayer for Help in Trouble

Category: General Topics, Scripture

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? (2) How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all the day? How long shall my enemy be exalted over me? (3) Consider [...]

David’s Song of Thanks

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(7) Then on that day David first appointed that thanksgiving be sung to the LORD by Asaph and his brothers. (8) Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! (9) Sing to him; sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works! (10) Glory in [...]

Dead-End Thoughts About God

Category: General Topics

This short article was written By Gregory Koukl from Stand to Reason. Most speculations about God lead to a dead-end. Here’s what I mean. Imagine a lonely young man who sits by himself every night and wonders, “Does anyone love me?” He takes comfort in the hope that somewhere there’s a young lady who cares. [...]

Dealing with Evil

Category: Christianity, General Topics, Media

How should we as Christians deal with the evil that will come against us in this world? In this short video clip John Piper presents eight things we should do with evil, and four things we should not do with evil. Eight things we should do 1. Expect evil (1 Peter 4:12); 2. Endure evil [...]

Defining Worship

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Divided (the movie)

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Modern Youth Ministry is Contrary to Scripture. Will you take action to change that? Watch the movie DIVIDED online now for free! Available only until September 2011.

Do Not Forsake Your Mother’s Teaching, by John Piper

Category: General Topics, Sermons

Happy Mother’s Day Mum! Love you. Do Not Forsake Your Mother’s Teaching, by John Piper Proverbs 1:7-9 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and do not forsake your mother’s teaching; indeed, they are a graceful wreath to your head, and [...]

Do you ever doubt your devotion to Christ?

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Does Faith Come Before or After the New Birth?

Category: General Topics

It’s very natural for our proud human nature to want to take a little credit for our own salvation. Some attribute it to certain deeds performed, others to “freewill” in choosing to believe. I have recently spoken with a few who believe the latter. They claim that faith precedes the new birth, and therefore initiates [...]

Does Your Faith Endure?

Category: Christianity, Faith, General Topics

“How happy are tried Christians, afterwards.” – Charles Spurgeon Just as the worth of gold is tested by the fire, so too is the value in our profession of faith. Our true devotion to Christ is best demonstrated by faithfully enduring difficult times. I am referring to the times when the flesh is prone to [...]

Don’t Waste Your Life!

Category: General Topics, Media

John Piper talks about the criteria necessary for a person to make a difference with his or her life. He also talks about the insignificance of what most people care about and the tragedy it is to spend a life pursuing those things.

Emerging Church Pastor Doug Pagitt: Post CNN Interview Comments Concerning Dr. John MacArthur

Category: Church Issues, Emergent Church, General Topics

Below is a transcription from Apprising Ministries of what Doug Pagitt had to say to an employee of a station affiliated with CNN about Dr. John MacArthur. I’m presenting this right now with no further comment except to say as a pastor-teacher myself this is/was an unacceptable missed opportunity to properly represent Jesus Christ. Continue [...]

Eternal Perspective & the Sovereignty of God

Category: General Topics, Media

Our God hating world has substituted the eternal pleasures of knowing God, for the temporary pleasures of sin. Specifically, satisfying the lusts of their flesh, the lusts of their eyes, and the pride of their life. The reason for this of course is their temporary view of life. But have you ever thought about how [...]

Free Audio Book – Desiring God

Category: General Topics

An audio book of ‘Desiring God’ by John Piper, is available for free download at Christian Audio.

Free Audiobook: St. Augustine’s Confessions

Category: General Topics

Every month gives away a free audio book. For the month of August, they are giving away St. Augustine’s Confessions. This is a classic work on Christian theology and piety. St. Augustine’sConfessions is also a classic work of Western literature. Go here and add it to your cart. Use the coupon code AUG2008 to [...]

Free Will – A Slave, by Charles Spurgeon

Category: Calvinism, General Topics, Sovereignty

“And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.” (John 5:40) This is one of the great guns of the Arminians, mounted upon the top of their walls, and often discharged with terrible noise against the poor Christians called Calvinists. I intend to spike the gun this morning, or, rather, to turn [...]

God is the Gospel

Category: Christianity, General Topics, Media

Hate Mongers & Proposition 8

Category: General Topics

James White says: The mask of “tolerance” has slipped off the faces of the hate mongers of the left. This video shows the face of hate on the part of those who promote homosexuality. Watch as they trample on the cross like animals. No thought, no rationality, pure hatred. This is the face of the [...]

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Herman Who?

Category: Christianity, General Topics, Media, Teaching

Purchase DVD: USA | Australia | Other Ask most Christians what they know about hermeneutics and they will probably ask, “Herman Who?” Spend 75 minutes with us and you will receive a condensed 16-week master’s level education on how to read the Bible right. You will never read the Bible the same way again . [...]

Hillsong Says: Reformers Fought for Nothing

Category: Church Issues, General Topics, Roman Catholicism

But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus than the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or if you [...]

How Can I Long to Be Married Without Obessing About It?

Category: General Topics

How Majestic Is Your Name

Category: General Topics, Scripture

To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith. A Psalm of David. O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babes and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger. [...]

Huckabee: Who’s Parenting Your Children?

Category: General Topics

If experience has taught us anything…

Category: Christianity, Cults, Evangelism, General Topics, Jehovah's Witness, Mormonism, Scripture, Sin, Teaching

Can experience be the measure of all things? Is all peace which we experience the same peace? How about love? Where does witnessing and truth fit into the mix?

If God wants me happy why do I suffer?

Category: General Topics

Interview with Hillsong Staff

Category: Church Issues, General Topics, Media

This ten minute audio clip is taken from the September 24, 2007 Way of the Master Radio show. In it Todd Friel interviews some of the staff from Hillsong who were filming a promotional video for a conference called ‘Hillsong Europe.’ This “theological dogs breakfast” goes to show that even their staff aren’t able to [...]

Is 1 John 5:10 Parallel and Relevant to 1 John 5:1

Category: Calvinism, General Topics

Is Google Making Us Stupid?

Category: General Topics

In this video Albert Mohler answers the question, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?”

Is Salvation Impossible?

Category: General Topics

John MacArthur and Kirk Cameron explain…

Is the Copenhagen treaty about creating a world government?

Category: General Topics

Click here to listen | Alan Jones talks to Lord Monckton, British climate change sceptic, who says the Copenhagen treaty is about creating a world government. | Also see: Lord Christopher Monckton’s speech.

Jacob Have I Loved; Esau Have I Hated

Category: General Topics

And not only so, but also when Rebecca had conceived children by one man, our forefather Isaac, though they were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad–in order that God’s purpose of election might continue, not because of works but because of his call– she was told, “The older will serve [...]

James White – The Day After the Elections of 2008

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James White’s Response to Gregg Matte on Calvinism

Category: Calvinism, General Topics, Media, Sovereignty

Christians are usually ready and willing to defend biblical truth, whether it’s the doctrine of the Trinity, the deity of Christ, or even six day creation. But when it comes to debating the sovereignty of God, the opposing view would rather a monologue than a dialogue. Unfortunately, this leaves the Calvinist with a mess of [...]

James White: Debating Islam

Category: General Topics, Islam

Jesus Christ is Boring Only to the Blind

Category: General Topics

Jesus: All About Pragmatism?

Category: General Topics

Are you into the Jesus All About Life Campaign? Then check out The Dangers Of Pragmatism, by John MacArthur.

Job the Book

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John Piper coming to Australia

Category: General Topics writes: We are excited to announce that John Piper will be coming to speak at kcc events in August 2011. He will speak at engage as well as a public event and a pastors’ conference. Details of these and other events will be available later in 2010.

John Piper’s Upcoming Leave

Category: General Topics

As you may have already heard in the sermon from March 27-28, the elders graciously approved on March 22 a leave of absence that will take me away from Bethlehem from May 1 through December 31, 2010. We thought it might be helpful to put an explanation in a letter to go along with the [...]

Judas & Modern Evangelism

Category: Church Issues, General Topics

Luke 22:47 And while he yet spoke, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near to Jesus to kiss him. The Bible tells us that Judas led a “multitude” to Jesus. His motive, however, wasn’t to bring them to the Savior for Salvation. Modern [...]

Justification – Don’t Waste Your Life

Category: General Topics

Ken Silva: It’s Time to ReThink the Issue of Homosexuality

Category: General Topics, Sin, Sola Scriptura

All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17, NASB) The Christian Must Listen To God First; And After That To People Yes, you read that right; I do [...]

Kirk Cameron on The View

Category: General Topics, Media


Liar, Lunatic, or Lord?

Category: General Topics

C.S. Lewis, ‘Mere Christianity’ | I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: ‘I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept His claim to be God.’ That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was [...]

Liberal & Fundamental Humanism

Category: Church Issues, General Topics, Media, Sermons

“Humanism is, I believe, the most deadly and disastrous of all the philosophical stenches that’s crept up through the grating over the pit of Hell. It has penetrated so much of our religion. And it is in utter and total contrast with Christianity! Unfortunately, it’s seldom seen.” – Paris Reidhead

Love, by John MacArthur

Category: Christianity, Church Issues, Discernment, General Topics, Sermons, Teaching

This article was written by John MacArthur from Grace to You. “All you need is love.” So said the Beatles. If they’d been singing about God’s love, the statement would have a grain of truth in it. But what usually goes by the name love in popular culture is not authentic love at all; it’s [...]

Loving Jesus MEANS Loving His Word

Category: Church Issues, General Topics, Quotes

This quote was posted on Christian Research Net by Paul Tautges. The modern day church has the strange idea that we can somehow separate Jesus from His Word, thus allowing professing believers to subtly maintain their autonomy from God’s authority. But the Scripture clearly teaches that you cannot love Jesus apart from loving and obeying [...]

Mark Steyn on Free Speech

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Martin Bashir discusses his interview with Rob Bell

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Paul Edwards: “Here’s the audio of my interview with MSNBC’s Martin Bashir on his interview with Emergent Universalist Rob Bell of Mars Hill Church in Grand Rapids. Martin discloses whether or not he is a committed Christian and if the blog rumors are true that he attends Tim Keller’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York [...]

Martin Luther’s Prayer

Category: General Topics

“Almighty, eternal God, what a contemptible thing this world is! Yet how it causes men to gape and stare at it! How small and slight is the trust of men in God. How frail and sensitive is the flesh of men, and the devil so powerful and active through his apostles and the ‘wise’ of [...]

Matt Chandler’s Pathology Results Revealed

Category: General Topics

Dear church, In the first chapter of Philippians, the Apostle Paul writes that whatever imprisonments, beatings and trials he may have suffered, they all “serve to advance the gospel” of Jesus Christ. We implore you to keep the gospel of Christ as the main focus as we walk with Matt and Lauren through this trial. [...]

Meditating on Scripture

Category: Christianity, General Topics, Quotes, Scripture

“A man may be a student in divinity, he may beat and busy his brains about the high points and mysteries of the Bible. He may read and muse on matters divine and yet, not be someone who truly meditates on Scripture. At least, not in the manner we’re speaking of, i.e. in the true [...]

Michael Guglielmucci Faked Terminal Illness

Category: General Topics

A FORMER Adelaide pastor who inspired hundreds of thousands of young Christians with his with his terminal cancer “battle” has been exposed as a fraud. Michael Guglielmucci, whose parents established Edge Church International, an Assemblies of God church at O’Halloran Hill, is now seeking professional help. Earlier this year, Mr Guglielmucci released a hit song [...]

More of Him and Less of Me

Category: General Topics

The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.  (1 Timothy 1:15) Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.  (Hebrews 7:25) [...]

New Website!

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Welcome to the new website. It will develop more over time… Hopefully.

Notice: Newsletter Update

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On Catholicism: Mary’s Immaculate Conception

Category: Christianity, Church Issues, Cults, Discernment, General Topics, Roman Catholicism

Raised a Roman Catholic my decision to leave the teaching to which I was accustomed was a struggle. Nevertheless the decision I had to make became increasingly clear as I began to study the Word of God for myself. In 2 Timothy we read: 16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, [...]

On Catholicism: Mary’s Perpetual Virginity

Category: Christianity, Church Issues, Cults, Discernment, General Topics, Roman Catholicism

Raised a Roman Catholic my decision to leave the teaching to which I was accustomed was a struggle. Nevertheless the decision I had to make became increasingly clear as I began to study the Word of God for myself. In 2 Timothy we read: 16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, [...]

On That Day

Category: Christianity, General Topics, Media

On Tragedy and the Comfort that Comes from God

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Dr. James White introduces this video: The tragedy in the life of Steven Curtis Chapman reminds us all of how precious life is, and that God has a purpose in suffering.

Origin Into Schools

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Our First Priority

Category: General Topics, Quotes

If this be the root of the tree, its nature must be seen in every branch and leaf and fruit. If humility be the first, the all-inclusive grace of the life of Jesus – if humility be the secret of His atonement – then the health and strength of our spiritual lives will entirely depend [...]

Pornography – Road to Hell

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I remember hearing Todd Friel read this article by Michael Pearl on the Way of the Master Radio. It’s hard-hitting and Michael goes straight to the point in this issue. I think this is how it should be tackled. So here it is! WARNING This article contains information targeting married couples and mature teenagers. You [...]

Pouring out to God – Psalm 102

Category: General Topics

1 A Prayer of the Afflicted when he is faint and pours out his complaint before the LORD. As a Prayer of the Afflicted the words of this psalm reach beyond the author to bring understanding and comfort to other afflicted individuals. It is as if the psalmist is taking on a sincere priestly duty; [...]

Prayer, Meditation, and Suffering – the Path to Understanding

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Martin Luther’s Rules For How to Become a Theologian From Taste and See by John Piper Martin Luther was born on November 10, 1483, in Eisleben, Germany. He died February 8, 1546. In those years he preached over three thou­sand sermons and wrote fifty thousand pages. From his Bible professorship at the University of Wittenberg, [...]

Prepare for Death – Charles Spurgeon

Category: General Topics

“Howl, fir tree, for the cedar is fallen.” (Zechariah 11:2) When in the forest there is heard the crash of a falling oak, it is a sign that the woodman is abroad, and every tree in the whole company may tremble lest to-morrow the sharp edge of the axe should find it out. We are [...]

Punished with a Baby? (Barack Obama’s View of Child Bearing)

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Quiz: What’s your theological worldview?

Category: General Topics

I just found this quiz, and thought it would be a bit of fun. Find out what your theological world view is. Click here.

Ray of Light – ABC’s 60 Minutes (NZ)

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Redefining the Gospel

Category: Charismania, Church Issues, Compromise, Discernment, Emergent Church, General Topics, Purpose Driven, Sermons, Sinner Sensitive, Worldliness

How do we appropriately present the gospel to a world with so many varying world views? Is the church recontextualizing or redefining the unchanging gospel? In this video Jacob Prasch from Moriel Ministries explains how the church of Laodicea, the final church mentioned in Revelation 3, really is (as it’s name means) the church of [...]


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Symphony of Scripture has just joined Reformata – a blog network which is a combination of several blogs with a unique perspective and a common goal. Visit Reformata at,

Restore Our Fortunes, O LORD

Category: General Topics

A Song of Ascents. When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.” The LORD has done great things for us; we [...]

Saint Francis . . . A Sissy? by Ray Comfort

Category: Church Issues, Evangelism, General Topics

One hundred and fifty thousand children had been on the brink of starving to death, but thanks to the kind gift of a very generous billionaire, every child now had enough food to keep him alive. That gift had arrived in the form of one big check. The horror was now over. It was finished. [...]

Shame on Christians? Says Sean Penn – James White

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