Pastor John MacArthur Takes Aim at Pentecostals and Charismatics

In his Strange Fire conference held last week, noted pastor John MacArthur had harsh words for those belonging to the Pentecostal and Charismatic movements. He argues that they are flawed with theological error. According to him, the so-called gifts of the Holy Spirit embraced by them are not genuine. Understandably, Pastor MacArthur has come under some […]

Troubling Signs from Our Government

We should not discount what’s happening in Washington as a cycle that will pass with time. Our government is badly broken. And I don’t believe our leaders know how to find their way back to effective governance.   In this post, I want to quickly share three troubling signs from our government in Washington that […]

Military Chaplains Thrust in the Middle of Our Moral Revolution

The recent repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, and the overturn of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) by Supreme Court ruling have thrust hundreds of military chaplains right in the middle of our nation’s intensifying moral revolution. Based on recent guidance from the North American Mission Board (NAMB) of the Southern […]

Names Don’t Make People; People Make Names

Last week, a judge ordered the name of a seven-month-old child (that’s his actual photo on this blog post) to be changed from Messiah to Martin. “The word Messiah is a title and it’s a title that has only been earned by one person and that one person is Jesus Christ,” the judge said.   […]

What We Believe is Important

Last week, Southern Baptist delegates gathered for their annual meeting. One serious item on the agenda is the growing number of Southern Baptists who embrace Calvinism. Of particular interest of this teaching is the doctrine of predestination—the idea that a person’s salvation or damnation has already been determined. This growing acceptance of Calvinism among Southern […]

A New Pope, a New Direction for the Catholic Church?

Today marks the end of Pope Benedict XVI’s papacy. His time as the leader of the Catholic Church was plagued with the non-ending fallout from past sex scandals. Moreover, social issues such as the growing acceptance of same-sex marriage and abortion rights vigorously challenged the traditional views of the Catholic Church.   Pope Benedict XVI […]