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Keith Getty: Modern worship movement is ‘utterly dangerous,’ causing ‘de-Christianizing of God’s people’

“In Christ Alone” writer Keith Getty is warning church leaders about the modern worship movement, which he describes as one of “cultural relevance” that is “utterly dangerous” and is contributing to the “de-Christianizing of God’s people.” In an interview with The Christian Post, Getty said many modern worship songs focus on emotionalism rather than sound …

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OPINION: The church needs to teach theology and doctrine to our youth

Youth is a word that we place alongside immaturity and energy. Those two words are powerful attributions to youth, but they are dangerous when present together. The youth of today are the most connected in the history of mankind. They now hold powerful influence on politics, social media, and…. church. We can name numerous of …

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“Christians Must ‘Unhitch’ Old Testament From Their Faith”

North Point Community Church Senior Pastor Andy Stanley has stated that Christians need to “unhitch” the Old Testament from their faith. In the final part of a recent sermon series, Stanley explained that while he believes that the Old Testament is “divinely inspired,” it should not be “the go-to source regarding any behavior in the …

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Retired priest: ‘Hell’ was invented by the church to control people with fear

This video is of an interview retired Episcopal bishop John Shelby Spong did with Keith Morrison of Dateline NBC back in August of 2006. A partial transcript of the interview can be found beneath the video link: Spong: I don’t think Hell exists. I happen to believe in life after death, but I don’t think …

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Did Fundamentalists Invent Inerrancy?

One late afternoon in the early 1990s, Dr. Carl F. H. Henry shuffled along to his next appointment on the grounds of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois. He appeared deep in thought. I was walking toward my car and caught up with him on the sidewalk. I’d known Dr. Henry since my boyhood days. …

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Doesn’t the Bible Tell Christians to Put Homosexuals to Death

Podcast listener Luke writes in: “Dear Pastor John, I want to first thank you for the Ask Pastor John podcast and for your obedience and love for the Lord. One thing I have always struggled to communicate is the difference between the Old Testament Law and the fulfilled Law after Christ. I have many atheist …

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Kendrick Lamar Offers His Thoughts on Church Teaching

Kendrick Lamar wants to showcase a side of God that he hasn’t seen in church, one that focuses less on the blessings of God and more on God’s wrath. Lamar, the 29-year-old rapper whose fourth studio album “Da–” is sitting atop Billboard charts, believes the churches that only focus on the idea of hope are …

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Christianity Without Repentance Isn’t Christianity

The word repent is one that doesn’t sit too well with many people around the world. What is intended to be a gift and opportunity to encounter the grace of God has now become something individuals cringe at when hearing. I blame those wielding bullhorns and picket signs for the mess that has become of …

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