On the other hand, the same passage might be studied for twenty hours in anticipation of a Sunday sermon, for two or three hundred hours in the preparation of an academic article, or for a full year or more for the sake of a PhD. Sometimes their quality of production falls far short of the person’s life and ministry they are intended to honor. The second part focuses on Biblical and Historical Paradigms. The personal sins of a leader can be as harmful to persons and to nations as morally evil laws. 2. Resources not checked, words not fully studied, verbs unparsed, syntax not diagrammed, cross-references not referenced, etc. The first part is concerned with Interpretive Principles and Practices. If you are going to share Grudem’s post on social media, cut and paste this above your link – this is the most important part: I differ with my friend John Piper about the results of a second term for President Trump. A presidential election is simply choosing the leaders of our government. ( Log Out /  Who was it that referred to time-wasting as the greatest sin of the younger generation? The motive is a desire for sexual freedom without the responsibility of raising children. Today I’m influenced by Wayne Grudem’s article on “Right and Wrong Interpretation of the Bible.”  He makes a point that I have probably made before, but it bears repeating. The only chapter to surpass Grudem’s contribution in this section is the excellent offering on “The Bible as Literaure and Expository Preaching” by co-editor, Leland Ryken. Of course. J.I.Packer then adds another heavyweight and inspiring article (in power, not in density), a delight of a chapter on Charles Simeon. "But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, . Grudem writes, “It is possible to do a short or long study of any passage. Don’t be discouraged by time you don’t have. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Jon Dennis offers a detailed list of eight principles for multiplying ministers from 2Tim.2:2 and its surrounding context. Fact-checkers silent as their hero Joe Biden repeats Politifact’s LIE OF THE YEAR. His October 22 article, “Policies, Persons, and Paths to Ruin,” explained why he thought it would be wrong for him to support either candidate in this election. Can it be done? What a Leftist-media generated farce! Laura send me this amazing article from the Christian Post, written by famous evangelical theologian Dr. Wayne Grudem. ¢ ¢ å å å å å ÿÿÿÿ ù ù ù 8 1 | ­ d ù ğ. That is not what Grudem meant, at least as I read him. If that 4% of “vote for neither one” evangelical voters had been 5% or 6%, Hillary Clinton would have been president. In 2016, 80% of white evangelicals voted for Trump, while 16% voted for Clinton and 4% didn’t vote for president or voted for some other candidate. We don’t sin so that grace may increase, but praise the Lord that there is plenty of grace in His character . Wayne Grudem offers a helpful chapter on rightly interpreting the Bible. Who has the better record on foreign policy? The NET Bible notes suggest that there should be consistency, and that “in passages governing conduct in church meetings like this [cf. Grudem gives the example of having to give a devotional talk with ten minutes warning. 3:8). Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I’m a software engineer. . Kent Hughes is a name I have been aware of for many years, but honestly I have never heard him preach or read any of his books. Divided into four parts, the book contains sixteen essays, culminating in a gracious and encouraging biographical essay on the life and influence of Kent Hughes. [John Piper] and I have reached different conclusions about this year’s presidential election. What do Democrats like Joe Biden think about the moral teachings of Jesus in the Bible? This is really important. we need it! Many of you will remember the controversy generated by Adrian Warnock's interview of Wayne Grudem. Paul House considers the preaching of Old Testament narratives with a focus on three sermons from Acts. Wayne Grudem is one of these obviously elect leaders. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. . I covered point 1 in a previous post. Peter Jensen considers the seminary setting, where he rightly wishes that expository preaching were the primary goal of the entire faculty. Voting for either candidate would compromise a person’s Christian witness. Piper has made a name for himself by emphasizing emotions, piety and “Christian hedonism”. It doesn’t matter how voting makes us feel, or how voting makes us look to others. The third part concerns Contemporary Challenges and Aims. Hodge was saying that the order of the persons has a given and irreversible order in which the personal properties of the Son are dependent on Him having the Father. 4. Anyway, when you know your time is running out and you can’t honestly say you used every moment as you should have, what should you do? Not so in this case. Here you find Phillip Jensen and D.A.Carson’s more engaging lecture on contemporary challenges in ministry. 3. The essays are all decent and worthy of their place, although it must be recognized that the offerings of Leland Ryken, Duane Litfin and J.I Packer (perhaps with David Helm’s historically birthed effort attached to Packer’s consideration of Simeon) – these stand out as especially worthy of note and worth the price of the book! ( Log Out /  Obviously that is not good. But it is worth remembering that Moule is a top scholar of New Testament, not of theology. On the other hand, if evangelicals stay away from voting for either Biden or Trump, then then under a Biden presidency I would expect the appointment of hundreds of judges who take the law in their own hands and even consider themselves to be above the original meaning of the Constitution, laws that allow abortion up to the moment of birth and even after, the use of tax money to pay for abortions and gender reassignment surgery, the crippling of our economy with ever-increasing government control and ever-increasing taxes, increased unemployment, a weaker military unable to counter the increasing aggressiveness of China in the world’s oceans, a Jimmy Carter-like foreign policy of appeasement, abandoning Israel to fend for itself in the Middle East, adding additional seats to make a liberal majority on the Supreme Court, draconian laws that compel artistic professionals to affirm the validity of same-sex marriage even when contrary to their consciences, a reinstatement of the Obama-era guidelines that required schools to allow biological males to use girls bathrooms, locker rooms and showers and to allow them to compete in women’s sports, a massive increase in energy costs, ever-increasing restrictions on police forces, leading to an increase in crime, and the proliferation of violence and intimidation to nullify freedom of speech (in practice) for those who disagree with the liberal political agenda, open borders, sanctuary cities, and a complete federal takeover of our healthcare system. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Wallace Benn moves the book into church history with a straightforward summary of Richard Baxter’s classic, The Reformed Pastor. Do what you can with the time you have, and don’t be discouraged about all that you cannot do.”. Does archaeological evidence confirm names, dates and places in the Bible. The only chapter to surpass Grudem’s contribution in this section is the excellent offering on “The Bible as Literaure and Expository Preaching” by co-editor, Leland Ryken. . In fact, if a significant number of Christians decide not to vote for either Trump or Biden, the result will not be some ideal third-party president. Grudem did try to use Hodge to prove a subordination of the person of the Son. "(2 Peter 2:1) Subtitle: Essays on Expository Preaching in Honor of R. Kent Hughes (2007). I definitely think that Wayne Grudem’s article showed a greater knowledge of what’s going on in the real world. Change ). As for doctors who perform abortions, I think the primary motivation is greed. Philip Ryken then offers a very good call for expository preaching that is evangelistic, doctrinal and practical. ( Log Out /  Don’t be disqualified by time you didn’t use. New study: Biden’s tax hikes hit 80% of Americans, $6,500 less median household income, NEW Hunter Biden e-mails reveal deal with Chinese investors and Communist Party officials, The rights of parents of children with gender dysphoria during a Biden presidency, Abortion debate: a secular case against legalized abortion, Correcting four myths about the history of the Crusades. Wayne Grudem offers a helpful chapter on rightly interpreting the Bible. He has been focused on defining the rules for women which he believes falls under the banner of complementarianism. Joe Biden claims that he and his son Hunter aren’t corrupt – is he lying? He doesn’t suggest it is a good idea to prepare for ten minutes, but it can be done. Let’s take a look at what Wayne Grudem had to say about Christians who support Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. As I wander through Preach the Word, I am taking advantage of little nuggets here and there to prompt posts. Donald Trump or Joe Biden? I know what you are trying to say, but again – and I think you’ll agree — the Leftist feelings and “piety” are not grounded in reality. If your focus is on feelings and piety, side with Piper. That seems to me to be likely, given Trump’s first term actions. I think rather the primary motive is rebellion against God’s commands that forbid sex outside of marriage between a man and woman. Complementarians have done poor job in defining what this looks like in marriage. . This whole idea that we will be accepted and our message accepted if we seem more “nice” or something like that is completely wrong-headed. It will be a Biden presidency which (in my opinion) will bring great harm to the nation. This is a solid book, well worth buying and reading. 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