The Friends of Israel, the Sovereignty of God and Election

Introduction             Although the controversy over God’s sovereignty and election in relation with human freedom and responsibility goes back to Augustine (354 – 430 A.D.), it is typically set in terms of the Reformation era debate between Calvinism and Arminianism.  Generally speaking, the doctrine of divine sovereignty is understood as God ruling or reigning over … Continue reading The Friends of Israel, the Sovereignty of God and Election

Ryken v. Ryken: Calvinist Inconsistency in Light of Billy Graham’s Gospel

Dr. Philip Ryken, former senior pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia is now president of Wheaton College.  He believes that Calvinism is the biblical gospel and longs for it to be the pervasive soteriology in the evangelical church.  He writes,                “We long for the evangelical church to rediscover a theology of grace.  Reformed … Continue reading Ryken v. Ryken: Calvinist Inconsistency in Light of Billy Graham’s Gospel

Open Letter to Dr. Ed Stetzer and Dr. Greg Strand of the EFCA

This letter is a response to Dr. Ed Stetzer’s Christianity Today interview of Dr. Greg Strand, The EFCA’s Executive Director of Theology and Credentialing.  Ed Stetzer is Billy Graham Distinguished Chair of Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College and Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College.  The transcript of the interview … Continue reading Open Letter to Dr. Ed Stetzer and Dr. Greg Strand of the EFCA

An Open Letter to the Speakers and Attenders of the 2019 National Conference on Christian Apologetics (NCCA)

Warren Wiersbe preached an excellent sermon on the issue of Truth. You can listen to it here. The theme for the 2019 National Conference on Christian Apologetics (NCCA) was “Why Truth Still Matters.”  The informational mailing read,                “From gender and sexuality, to the existence of God, to the Bible, to the very existence of … Continue reading An Open Letter to the Speakers and Attenders of the 2019 National Conference on Christian Apologetics (NCCA)