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Not a Calvinist? No, You Are Not a Moron (Necessarily).

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I just received another email, much like other emails I've received since writing a post several years ago called Free to Decide: Confessions of a Former Calvinist. This email was from another brother in the faith, ridiculed and shamed for apparently not being smart enough to grasp the deep truths of the …

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Does Rick Warren Endorse Chrislam?

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No. Period. It's a funny thing. Since we've announced that we'll be planting a new church in cooperation with the new Saddleback Network and that Rick Warren has endorsed and sent us, I've gotten quite a few questions about the controversy over "chrislam." I'm not going to link to any articles - Google …

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John Piper Interviews Rick Warren About Doctrine

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For the last year, I've gotten daily reports on the mentions of Rick Warren, Purpose Driven, and Saddleback Church. Sometimes I respond in some way, but most of the time we just like to know what's on the radar. What upsets me is that there are so many believers who sit perched like vultures waiting on …

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John Piper On Rick Warren

I appreciate John Piper. I'm not a Calvinist, but I love Piper's emphasis on the supremacy of God in all things. If you disagree with the supremacy of God in all things, what's the alternative that you espouse? I appreciate Rick Warren. I love that he wants the world reached for Christ, touched, and …

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Children and the Age of Accountability

I've always believed in an age of accountability for sin. Children and babies who die don't go to hell, period, and John Piper does a wonderful job of explaining why in ultra-simple terms. …

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If Your Spouse Doesn’t Love You

I said a couple of days ago, and in our midweek Bible study, that one of the hardest things I deal with is not being able to help or repair broken situations. It's not in me, but it is in the power of God to do so. Nonetheless, there are times I face a question I just can't answer for one who is suffering, and …

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Have Time for Some Calvinism? It’s Changing the World!

For the record, I'm not a Calvinist. For the record, I'm not threatened by Calvinism and some of my greatest heroes are/were Calvinists (W. A. Criswell, Charles Spurgeon, George Whitefield). And for the record, I'm definitely not an Arminianist either. If you haven't heard, Time Magazine has declared "New …

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Being Pro-Life Christians Under a Pro-Abortion President

John Piper has written a post with 4 of the most powerful and difficult questions any President could potentially have to answer in defense of abortion. I know that many Christians are struggling with this question and I wanted to pass on the link here on my blog. So check out his brief article. …

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John Piper says “Let Christians Vote As Though They Were Not Voting”

John Piper posted a great article about the Christian's attitude toward voting. I love the fact that voting, though an important privilege, doesn't ultimately determine eternal outcomes - evangelism and worship do. Voting is not the end-all, be-all of our approach to impacting culture. Read for …

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Taste the Goodness of God

“O taste and see that the Lord is good:blessed is the man that trusteth in him.O fear the Lord, ye his saints: for there isno want to them that fear him.” –Psalm 34:8-9Fruit is best when it is fresh and ripe. Imagine crossing the Sahara desert for a week with little to drink and coming to the African coast …

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