Monday, March 24, 2008
Rev. David Short talks about the fact that the Canadian Anglican Church is leaving the Worldwide Communion, not his church (St. John's Shaughnessy) in this video.
See also "J.I. Packer Suspended from the Anglican Church of Canada"
Phillip Jensen speaks on this important issue here. The speech was given at a special briefing on the Lambeth decision - Chapter House, Sydney on Friday, 14th March, 2008.
Related to the Lambeth please see:
Mark Thompson - What has happened in World Anglicanism to bring us to this point?
Listen to Robert Tong - The Lambeth Walk
Ordaining Women is becoming more and more popular in the evangelical church, not because the Scriptures have changed or almost 2000 years of practice has been wrong, but because this is one of the major areas where the culture is pressing against the church. Phillip Jensen, dean of St. Andrew's Cathedral in Sydney Australia, shows the dangers from history of ordaining women applying it specifically to the Anglican context. Evangelical denominations, e.g. the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada, should sit up and take notice. The article can be found here.
My favorite Bible teacher in the world has a helpful meditation on this subject. He opens it with these words:
"Have you ever experienced a spiritual inferiority complex?
It is usually brought on by somebody else - somebody who seems to be spiritually superior. They may not think of themselves as superior but their actions and words overwhelm us. We feel that if their experience is normal then ours must be subnormal.
It comes in so many different guises...."
Read here for more.
Here is a way of Bible study that John Piper and others use. Doug Smith explains that "arcing and tracing are great ways to analyze the flow of an argument in a passage, especially discourse."
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
On the Physical Resurrection of Jesus (Journal of the American Medical Association)
Thabiti on Black Liberation Theology
Passion Week Geography and Harmony
Count Your Surprises by J.I. Packer
2008 Christianity Today Book Awards
When Ordinary is Extraordinary: Review of Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor by D.A. Carson
Gheen Lectures by Millard Erickson
The Crowd Was Not Fickle
Tim Keller's Talk at Google
Jesus' Resurrection Appearances
The Biblical Repertory and Princeton Review
That Martin Luther, He wasn't so bad, says Pope
Graeme Goldsworthy's Biblical Theology Lectures
HT: Justin Taylor, Tim Challies, In Light of the Gospel, Buzzard Blog, Jim Hamilton
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
J.I. Packer to be Suspended from the Anglican Church in Canada
Justin Taylor has the whole scoop concerning J.I. Packer, including videos explaining why St. John's Shaughnessy Anglican Church (the largest Anglican Church in Canada) where my wife and I used to attend, has left the Anglican church. The National Post also has a helpful article on this here.
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Gheens Lectures by Simon Gathercole
Southern Seminary has posted lectures by Simon Gathercole (New Testament lecturer at the University of Cambridge), which he gave in November of 2004:
- The Synoptic "I Have Come" Sayings of Jesus and Pre-Existence, Part 1
- The Synoptic "I Have Come" Sayings of Jesus and Pre-Existence, Part 2
- The Synoptic "I Have Come" Sayings of Jesus and Pre-Existence, Part 3
- Sin in God's Economy: Agencies in Romans 1 & 7
- The Petrine and Pauline Sola Fide in Galations 2
HT: Justin Taylor
Royal Assent was granted to Bill C-2 on Feb. 28. This bill includes provision to raise the age of protection (consent to sexual activity with an adult) to 16 years from the previous 14. The new age of protection is now the law in Canada. The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) repeatedly lobbied the government to raise the age of protection and applauds the increased protection for vulnerable youth from sexual predators.
On March 5 MPs will vote on Bill C-484, the Unborn Victims of Violent Crime Act. They will decide whether or not unborn children injured or killed during a violent attack on their expectant mothers should be recognized under the Criminal Code of Canada. Contact your MP and please pray for this legislation to proceed to the next stage of the legislative process.
The EFC Centre for Research on Canadian Evangelicalism has a recommended reading list for people interested in learning more about Canadian Evangelicalism.
Also check out their list of Thesis Papers and Dissertations on Canadian Evangelicalism here.
Monday, March 03, 2008
Chapter in J.I. Packer's New Book
J.I. Packer's new book is called Guard Us, Guide Us: Divine Leading in Life's Decisions. It looks really good. Here is a free sample chapter from the book.
HT: Justin Taylor
Saturday, March 01, 2008
When, Why & Where To Draw Boundaries
Wayne Grudem, one of my heroes in the faith and Research Professor of Bible and Theology at Phoenix Seminary, has written this very interesting and helpful article on drawing boundaries in the church and in Christian organizations.