Monthly Archives: May 2011

Is God a “Failed Hypothesis”?

Philosophical Confusion Of all the meaningless statements that atheists make,[1] I think the most irritating among them is the claim that “God is a failed hypothesis.” It isn’t just the arrogance that fuels statements like this that I find irritating, it is also the fallacious nature of the proposition itself, for behind the statement are metaphysical presuppositions that the atheist… (more…)

Calling a Spade a Spade in the Aftermath of May 21st

A Personal Testimony When the Lord saved me a few years ago, I never thought I’d wind up sitting under the “preaching” of a cult leader whose only intention was to tear my faith in Christ down, tear my wife and I apart from one another, and, well, gain my allegiance, worship, and adoration. I was bright-eyed and filled with… (more…)

The Origin of Postmodernism According to Scripture

The Word, Power, and the Marginalization of Others by the “Powers that Be” As I’ve tried to show in my other posts on Emergianity (i.e. the Emergent “Church” [Religion]), postmodern thought seeks to subvert orthodoxy in order to establish unorthodoxy. This is done by a deconstructive process, whereby language is stripped of any fixed meaning so that all meanings are… (more…)

Exegeting John 3 – Part 3

My intention in Exegeting John 3 part 2 was to  get through verse eight, but I fell a few verses short.  I ended in verse 5 John 3:5  Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God Let’s do a short recap:… (more…)

How to Deal with Emergianity (Pt.2)

[Continued from Emergianity] How to Never Say Anything After thoroughly dismantling the linguistic theories of the prominent analytical philosophers and liberal theologians of his day by exposing how logically inconsistent with themselves these theories were, philosopher Gordon H. Clark wrote: There is indeed a way for these people to avoid logical difficulties, paradox, and analogy. To quote one of them:… (more…)

In the Navy: Gay Marriage?

It was released Yesterday by multiple news agencies that Navy Chaplains will be trained in how to officiate same-sex weddings. I have to say that this is something that is extremely strange and frustrating. How a branch of our military can up and choose to “marry” homosexuals when it isn’t legal on a federal level is very strange. All of… (more…)

How to Deal with Emergianity (Pt.1)

What is “Emergianity”? Before we can know how to deal with Emergianity, we need to define Emergianity. In a word, Emergianity is what is commonly called “the Emergent Church Movement.” Since the Emergent Church Movement is neither a church nor a Christian movement, at least in any Biblical sense, I feel like I have a moral responsibility to not call… (more…)

The Consumer Driven Church, Part 1

Today, I believe that churches struggle with something that is a product of our American mindset, and it is so deeply ingrained into our culture that we must wage war within the Body to rid the American church of this ailment, namely consumerism. Additionally, I believe that there is a mindset in our churches that church staff members are employed… (more…)

“Paul’s” Pneumatology?

Flesh Versus Spirit: A Brief Study A very brief and superficial reading of the New Testament by otherwise brilliant men in the past has led some to conclude that Paul the apostle constructed certain doctrines fundamental to the Christian faith out of thin air. In particular, these critics claim that Paul’s pneumatology (i.e. “his” theology of the Holy Spirit) is… (more…)

Exegeting John 3 – Part 2

Exegesis is not easy work. The men that weekly spend their time trying to honestly bring you the meaning of the Word of God have taken on a hard task.  We are overrun with ‘pastors’ that only know the scripture from the topical point of view.  Some, if not most of them, decry expository preaching as ‘lazy’ and the ‘easy… (more…)

info faq network local profile