Books Worth Reading: The Life, Teaching, and Legacy of Martin Luther by Andrew J. Lindsey

It is with great personal excitement that, in this edition of “Books Worth Reading,” I get to present you with a book on Martin Luther by my good friend, Andrew Lindsey. As many of you know, Andrew Lindsey was a member of Kosmosdale Baptist Church for approximately six years, and I have had the joy of sitting under his teaching ministry in our Aletheia Sunday School class in years past. Though Andrew has now moved to Atlanta, he is still using his gifts to serve the church at large. Specifically, Andrew has used his background in church history to produce […]

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Doing Scholarship for the Regular Guy

Introduction: Let me start by saying that I am not against scholarship. In fact, I myself am currently engaged in scholarly activity as a Ph.D. student studying Church History. I serve alongside a pastor who will graduate this December with a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies.  I read scholarly books and journals. I am a member of a scholarly society (Evangelical Theological Society), and I am in the process of composing a scholarly dissertation. I like libraries and old books to boot. I say all this so that the reader might recognize that what I am saying in this brief post is […]

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Books Worth Reading: “Is God Anti-Gay?” by Sam Allberry

It is no secret that one of the hottest cultural topics in our society today is the matter of homosexuality. Recently, advocates of homosexuality have won several major victories in both federal and state courts in the United States. Homosexuality has also been legalized in several countries around the world in which it was formerly forbidden. Secular culture is increasingly tolerant of the homosexual lifestyle, in many cases making efforts to actively promote it, as evidenced by the fact that many private companies are now recognizing gay marriages and are offering the same benefits to married homosexual and heterosexual couples. As a result Christians […]

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Blood Sacrifice: Primitive and Offensive, Now and Then

  • By Andrew Lindsey
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  • July 25, 2013

My problem is this: the language of blood sacrifice was appropriate to people used to the sacrifices that were part of ancient temple worship, but is totally alien to our world… Moreover, an atonement theology that says God sacrificed his own son in place of humans who needed to be punished for their sins might make some Christians love Jesus, but is an obscene picture of God. It is almost heavenly child abuse, and may infect our imagination at more earthly levels as well. I do not want to express my faith through a theology that pictures God demanding blood […]

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The Bodily Resurrection

In a comment on a previous blog entry in this series, a reader of this blog wrote concerning John Dominic Crossan’s denial of the resurrection: “Perhaps Mr. [Crossan] has never read I Cor. 15:12-19. If there is no resurection, Christians are the stupid…

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SBC Calvinism Advisory Committee Panel Discussion

At the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention [SBC] this past June, there was a panel discussion with members from the SBC Calvinism Advisory Committee, which was headed by Drs. Frank Page and David Dockery. [Video from the panel discussion …

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Gospel Parallels and Qur’anic Parallels

Muslim apologists will often make much of differences in the Gospel accounts (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) in order to argue that the New Testament writings have been corrupted. So, for example, a Muslim apologist may ask, ‘How many people supposedly…

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Should We Evangelize Extraterrestrials?

Recently, when I was doing a project for a class in higher education, I came across an article written by Vincent Kiernan in The Chronicle of Higher Education entitled “Can Science and Theology Find Common Ground?” The article presented …

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