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Questions to Ask an Old Earth Christian

Not only would I like to hear their answers to these questions, I’d like to hear their best dozen or so questions fired back at our side. Do you believe the earth is millions or billions of years old? Do … Continue reading

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The Evils of Infant Baptism

This list comes from Robert B. C. Howell, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention from 1851-1858, and the entire book is available online. Infant baptism is an evil because its practice is unsupported by the word of God. Infant … Continue reading

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What Do You Talk to a Missionary About?

Not long after arriving back in the US, the returning missionary is likely to hear that most unanswerable of questions, “How’s Africa?” Since that question is so common, and since it is so difficult for a number of reasons, here’s … Continue reading

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Extra-biblical Ethics

Sometimes Sola Scriptura is turned on its head to mean we are only required to do what can be explicitly proof-texted from the Bible. The argument seems to be: without a specific statement from Scripture, then we are free to … Continue reading

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Nine Biblical Reasons We Live on a Young Earth

Death is a result of the Fall. (Rom. 5:12) Romans 8:20-23 confirms that all death is a result of the fall, not just human death. Therefore, no macro-evolution could have taken place. In the Millennium, regardless of your interpretation of … Continue reading

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Seven Basic and Brief Pointers for Writers

Though I wasn’t able to figure out how to smoothly reblog this post, I am certainly able to figure out how to cut and paste this excellent list from Doug Wilson. _____________________ In no particular order of importance, I would … Continue reading

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How to Evaluate Movies

While looking for a source today, I came across chapter 3 of a book by John Frame where he offers 12 ways to judge films. Left unstirred by his list, I compiled a few questions myself to ask about movies. … Continue reading

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What It Takes to Be a Missionary

Here is the covenant that Carey wrote for the missionaries who served together with him at Serampore. To set an infinite value on men’s souls. To acquaint ourselves with the snares which hold the minds of the people. To abstain … Continue reading

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25 Questions to Ask the Text

To strengthen my eyes’ ability to see the text, here is a list of 25 questions I am in the habit of asking when I am preparing to preach. Who is speaking? To whom is this verse written? Is this … Continue reading

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Right and Wrong Ways to Respect Your Pastor

While I was speaking to a pastor on the Lord’s Day at the entrance to his church, a teenage girl came out, and bowed before him with her hands lifted up to receive. He obliged her pleading hands by dropping … Continue reading

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