According to His Own Criteria, Is Erwin Lutzer’s Calvinist Soteriology Heretical?

Introduction Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer, pastor of the Moody Church in Chicago, emphatically states the following. “There are many doctrines over which we can be charitable and simply say that we do not have to agree. But the Gospel is one that we need to agree on.” [1] He also states that “the Gospel of … Continue reading According to His Own Criteria, Is Erwin Lutzer’s Calvinist Soteriology Heretical?

William Lane Craig’s Sound Evangelical Hermeneutical Principle

In his Defenders Series 3 Podcasts on the Doctrine of Man, Dr. William Lane Craig deals with the subject of the freedom of the will.[1]  In three of these podcasts he compares the Calvinist and Catholic views and then provides what he believes is a more biblically accurate view through an exposition of Romans 9 … Continue reading William Lane Craig’s Sound Evangelical Hermeneutical Principle

Christian Reflections on the Present Turmoil in America

Please listen to this timely message by Billy Graham on racism and the gospel.  This sermon titled, “God and the Color of Man’s Skin,” was preached in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1965 during a time of racial unrest and the civil rights movement in the United States.  You can listen to it here. Introduction             We … Continue reading Christian Reflections on the Present Turmoil in America

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. Richard Land, President of Southern Evangelical Seminary

This letter was written on October 25, 2018 after last year's NCCA conference. October 25, 2018 Dr. Richard Land, President Southern Evangelical Seminary 15015 Lancaster Highway Charlotte, NC 28227 Dear Dr. Land,             I want to thank you and SES for providing yet another informative and stimulating apologetics conference this year.  I especially appreciated the … Continue reading Open Letter to Dr. Richard Land, President of Southern Evangelical Seminary

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)