Monday, March 24, 2008

Who is Leaving Who?

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"
The Chat Room - Easter Online Video featuring Phillip Jensen

Check it out here.
Are there limits to fellowship?

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?
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Listen to Robert Tong - The Lambeth Walk
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History Should Be Our Teacher: The Dangers of Ordaining Women

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.
Spiritual Inferiority

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.
More Interesting Stuff...

HT: Justin Taylor
How to Pray Through Scripture

Here are some insights learned by Doug Smith in a class he took with Dr. Don Whitney.
Reading and Meditating on Scripture

Don Whitney has a helpful article on this here.

HT: Glory Gazer
Studying the Bible: Arcing and Tracing

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."

HT: Challies

Friday, March 21, 2008

The Life of Dr. D. James Kennedy

Dr. Sam Lamerson writes a powerful post about Dr. D. James Kennedy (1930-2007), the late pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church.

HT: Historia Ecclesiastica

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Tim Keller at Stanford and UC Berkeley

Here is the Stanford video lecture and video Q & A. Here is the University of California Berkeley video.

HT: Glen Davis and Justin Taylor

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

What is Evangelicalism?

D.A. Carson speaks on this topic here.

Thanks to Ian Vaillancourt for the reference.

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 first three talks served as the foundation for Gathercole's book, The Preexistent Son: Recovering the Christologies of Matthew, Mark, and Luke.

HT: Justin Taylor
Age of Consent Bill C-2 Now Law

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.
EFC Encourages Support of Unborn Victims of Crime Bill

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.

Recommended Reading on Canadian Evangelicalism

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.