Wednesday, February 28, 2007

A Jesus Tomb or The Jesus Tomb?

Online resource for responding to:

1) The Discovery Channel Show: The Lost Tomb of Jesus—Has the tomb of Jesus Christ been found

Premieres Sun, March 4, at 9 p.m. ET/PT

2) The Book: The Jesus Family Tomb: The Discovery, the Investigation, and the Evidence That Could Change History

Check out the following:

James White :

Kerby Anderson:

Matt Slick:

Ben Witherington:

Andreas Köstenberger:

Darrel Bock:

Justin Taylor, good links and Paul Maier’s take on the issue:

Resurrection resources:

See what an Israeli archeologist responsible for the original discovery had to say:,7340,L-3369346,00.html

Please email me any helpful resources and I’ll add more at a later time…

Added 3/3/07
Leadership University article:

Craig L. Blomberg:

Pulpit Magazine:

Michael S. Heiser:
**Download his paper and the MP3

Chris Heard:

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Conference in April

Registration Now Open for The Northbrook Conference on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
Registration is now open for The Northbrook Conference on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.
The conference will be held April 27-28 at Northbrook Baptist Church in Cedar Rapids.
It will feature Dr. Randy Stinson of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, who will speak six times on the subject.
The conference is free. Registration and more information can be found on the conference website.

Check out Eric's webblog:

Friday, February 23, 2007

A Pastor's Flyleaf Reminder

In the flyleaf of my Bible I wrote a phrase that I heard years ago:


Sunday, February 18, 2007

Counted Righteous in Christ:

I highly recommend purchasing this book by John Piper, Counted Righteous in Christ: Should We Abandon the Imputation of Christ's Righteousness?

"The Gospel must be defended in every generation. Today, as in the 16th century, the central issue is the imputation of Christ's righteousness. John Piper clearly and powerfully proves this is the view of the Bible and not merely of orthodox Protestant theology. The church must say "No!" to those who declare that imputation is "passé." If imputation is passé, then so is the Gospel."
RC SproulPresident, Ligonier MinistriesDistinguished Professor of Systematic Theology & ApologeticsKnox Theological Seminary

Friday, February 16, 2007

Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals: (part 2)

I recommend reading the whole Cambride Declaration at,,PTID307086%7CCHID560218%7CCIID1411364,00.html

Thesis One: Sola Scriptura

We reaffirm the inerrant Scripture to be the sole source of written divine revelation,which alone can bind the conscience. The Bible alone teaches all that is necessary for our salvation from sin and is the standard by which all Christian behavior must be measured. We deny that any creed, council or individual may bind a Christian's conscience, that the Holy Spirit speaks independently of or contrary to what is set forth in the Bible, or that personal spiritual experience can ever be a vehicle of revelation.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

R.C. Sproul's sermons on the Holiness of God-- watch them online

R. C. Sproul Video Online
February 15, 2007

The videos of Sproul's messages at our recent Pastors Conference are now posted.
The Holiness of God
The Holiness of Christ
Holiness and Justice

Sola Scriptura: The Erosion of Authority

Here is a great statement produced by the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals:

Sola Scriptura: The Erosion of Authority

Scripture alone is the inerrant rule of the church's life, but the evangelical church today has separated Scripture from its authoritative function. In practice, the church is guided, far too often, by the culture. Therapeutic technique, marketing strategies, and the beat of the entertainment world often have far more to say about what the church wants, how it functions and what it offers, than does the Word of God. Pastors have neglected their rightful oversight of worship, including the doctrinal content of the music. As biblical authority has been abandoned in practice, as its truths have faded from Christian consciousness, and as its doctrines have lost their saliency, the church has been increasingly emptied of its integrity, moral authority and direction.

Rather than adapting Christian faith to satisfy the felt needs of consumers, we must proclaim the law as the only measure of true righteousness and the gospel as the only announcement of saving truth. Biblical truth is indispensable to the church's understanding, nurture and discipline.

Scripture must take us beyond our perceived needs to our real needs and liberate us from seeing ourselves through the seductive images, cliches, promises and priorities of mass culture. It is only in the light of God's truth that we understand ourselves aright and see God's provision for our need. The Bible, therefore, must be taught and preached in the church. Sermons must be expositions of the Bible and its teachings, not expressions of the preacher's opinions or the ideas of the age. We must settle for nothing less than what God has given.

The work of the Holy Spirit in personal experience cannot be disengaged from Scripture. The Spirit does not speak in ways that are independent of Scripture. Apart from Scripture we would never have known of God's grace in Christ. The biblical Word, rather than spiritual experience, is the test of truth.,,PTID307086|CHID560218|CIID1411364,00.html

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Reforming to what?

The church is always to be reforming its doctrine and practice according to ___________________________: (choose one)

1. The church is always to be reforming its doctrine and practice according to felt needs.

2. The church is always to be reforming its doctrine and practice according to cultural norms.

3. The church is always to be reforming its doctrine and practice according to tradition.

4. The church is always to be reforming its doctrine and practice according to tradition and Scripture.

5. The church is always to be reforming its doctrine and practice according to Scripture.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Sproul's sermons on the Holiness of God

It was great to hear R.C. Sproul’s sermons on the holiness of God in person. I first saw his video series on the holiness of God back in the early 90's.

The sermons can be accessed here:

Pastors Conference Recap

February 7, 2007

Session 1, R.C. Sproul
The Holiness of God

Session 3, R. C. Sproul
The Holiness of Christ

Session 5, R.C. Sproul
Holiness and Justice

Monday, February 12, 2007

Thank you Eric

I have been wanting to start a blog for some time now. My good friend Eric has my favorite blog addressed reserved @

So I have decided to name mine

Thank you Eric for your help!