June 2015

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Tim Keller answers the homosexualists, and well—as he is uniquely gifted for...

Many times I've said my major disappointment with Tim Keller is that God has gifted him uniquely to stand for Biblical orthodoxy in our day. His command of the language and depth perception are obvious to everyone, and we praise God that here he has used his gifts well to warn sinners against their sin, and thus fulfill his ministry and glorify God.

Just now, a friend who spent more than a decade at Redeemer sent me this new review by Pastor Keller of two homosexualist works...

Church celebrities who are above criticism (I): GRACE, Bob Jones, and Bill Gothard...

...I am a nobody.  - Apostle Paul

A year or two ago, a group of pastors and elders were working with a tall-steeple church on the East coast to bring a musician on their staff under discipline for his sexual assaults against young men he taught at a local college and supervised as director of his church's high-profile music ministry. As we worked, we had conversations with others who were providing similar help concerning survivors of sexual abuse at Bob Jones University and Bill Gothard's Institute in Basic Life Principles. It's noteworthy that long before Christianity Today or World went on record against Bob Jones University and Bill Gothard, Dad Bayly rebuked these Christian celebrities and warned the Evangelical world against them. When and where?

Concerning Bob Jones and his university, Dad's warning went into print back in 1969 in his monthly "Out of My Mind" column in ETERNITY magazine. Bob Jones University had just requested permission to arm their campus security guards with automatic rifles and submachine guns...

Ernie Johnson, just a Christian father...

(Thanks to Jake.) Watch this short video about Ernie Johnson, host of TNT's Inside the NBA. Watch it with your son. God bless Ernie Johnson who walks in his father's footsteps. Here's how the video ends:

Ernie Johnson Jr.: You learn from your dad well, and you pass that on to your kid. Now let's keep that going.

PCA's Cooperative Ministries Committee Report...

The 43rd PCA General Assembly begins next week in Chattanooga, TN. At last year's GA the Cooperative Ministries Committee identified five key issues for the Presbyterian Church in America. As I understand it, they sent each issue to a subcommittee for examination and a full report will be made to this year's GA (scheduled for 2:15, next Wednesday). With that in mind, I'm bringing back to the surface the five posts on the key issues I wrote shortly after last year's GA. Think my thoughts will be reflected in the official report? 

Here are the five items the CMC identified with links to my posts...

Next come the children...

There's not the youngest child in the whole domain of our existence over which the state, which is sovereign over all, does not cry "Mine!" PBS is all a-flutter over the possibilities, titling their piece "The Case for starting sex education in kindergarten":

Welcome to “Spring Fever” week in primary schools across the Netherlands, the week of focused sex ed classes… for 4-year olds.

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