Month: April 2017

Reformed Pastor responds to “What a Beautiful Name It Is” controversy

A Reformed charismatic pastor is addressing a popular anthem from Hillsong amid controversy that it contains heresy because it says Jesus “didn’t want Heaven without us,” lyrics some have called unbiblical and “doctrinal malpractice.” Writing on his website Thursday, Sam Storms, lead pastor of Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, unpacked the second verse of …

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Is the Song “What a Beautiful Name It Is” Heretical?

At Bridgeway we love the song, “What a Beautiful Name It Is” (written by Ben Fielding and Brooke Ligertwood). But there is a line in it that has caused a few to wonder if perhaps we are singing heresy. The relevant portion of the lyrics goes like this: “You were the Word at the beginning, …

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Who’s In Charge of the Christian Blogosphere?

  The rise of the blogosphere in the early 2000s yielded the genre of the “spiritual blogger.” From the comfort of their living rooms, lay people suddenly became household names, wielding influence over tens of thousands of followers. A new kind of Christian celebrity—and authority—was born: the speaker and author who comes to us (often …

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Feds Raid Benny Hinn Headquarters

Benny Hinn might just be asking himself if “this is his day” … that “day” being the one that finds him federally exposed as the fraud that the Biblically faithful already know him to be. According to a news report coming from the Dallas NBC affiliate, Channel 5, federal authorities have initiated a raid on …

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To the Friend Who Rolled Her Eyes When I Asked My Husband’s Permission.

Ashley Willis was talking with a friend when she was invited to hang with the girls for a night. After expressing her interest and clarifying she’d need to ask her husband, Ashley was shocked by her friend’s response. A friend once asked me if we could get together for a girls’ night out, and I …

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Can the Church Embrace Homosexual Behavior in the Name of Love?

“Church Is Driving Gay People to Suicide, Warns Christian Charity” was the startling headline that recently appeared in the Telegraph, a UK publication.1 This article was based on a report from the research group The Oasis Foundation titled “In the Name of Love: The Church, Exclusion and LGB Mental Health Issues.”2 This report sought to …

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PANTS ON FEMALES – Is there more to the issue?

Same-sex marriage, mothers no longer working in the home, families going their separate ways with no time together, the feminization of men, the masculinization of women. These are the things I see as I look out over the landscape of our country. I find myself asking, “Where has manhood gone?” and “Where has femininity gone?” …

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The heresy of worshiptainment

The great heresy of the church today is that we think we’re in the entertainment business. A.W. Tozer believed this to be true back in the 1950s and 60s. Church members “want to be entertained while they are edified.” He said that in 1962. Tozer grieved, even then, that it was “scarcely possible in most …

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Doctor’s arrest brings attention to US female circumcisions

Zehra Patwa learned only a few years ago that during a family trip to India at age 7, she was circumcised, which is common for girls in parts of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Patwa, 46, doesn’t remember undergoing the procedure, which is also called female genital mutilation or cutting and which has been …

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DNC Chair to Pro-Life Democrats: Get Out of Our Party

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez had a strong message for the roughly 25% of pro-life democrats in the party: everyone must support abortion; this is ‘not-negotiable’. Perez found himself in hot-water earlier in the week when he threw his support behind a Democratic candidate with a ‘pro-life’ voting record. Liberal groups, such as NARAL …

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13 Reasons Why NOT

I’m sure you’ve heard of the hit series Thirteen Reasons Why that recently made its debut on Netflix. If you haven’t, it was based off a novel and has caused an uproar on social media and spiked many tough conversations. It’s the story of a high school student, Hannah Baker, who takes her own life …

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Pastor Mentored by T.D. Jakes Resigns, Separates From Wife

A pastor formally mentored by Bishop T.D. Jakes has officially resigned, according to a statement released by The Potter’s House of Denver on Facebook. Pastor Chris Hill was accused of having an extramarital affair with a married church employee who is also his goddaughter. The church announced that Hill submitted a letter of resignation which …

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