2010 SBC Annual Convention Live Streaming

You can watch the 2010 SBC Annual convention at this link.

2010 SBC Annual Convention

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Some Thoughts on Being a Bible Literalist

In this post, Chris Rosebrough has some suggestions for you if you are ever “accused” of being a Bible literalist.  I personally would consider it a compliment to be accused of this but it is most often meant as a way of labeling someone in a negative way.  Rosebrough says

In short, you should strive to have no opinion of scripture that contradicts or conflicts with Jesus’ view of scripture. When you adopt that position you’ll be in good company. That was exactly the same view of scripture that Jesus’ disciples who later became the Apostles took.

Rosebrough touches on the different genres in Scripture and how each should be read.  He also makes the vital point that when we read the Bible we have to seek the authors original meaning.  Read the article and let me know if you agree or disagree with what Rosebrough says.  For the record, I completely agree with him on this subject.

By the way, if you have never listened to his podcast called Fighting For the Faith let me suggest that you do.  It is very good and you will learn a lot.  I don’t agree with every point he makes but I feel very comfortable suggesting his podcast to others.

Seven Characteristics of False Teachers

Have you ever wondered how to spot a false teacher? Sometimes it is easy. Sometimes it is not so easy. Whether easy or not, it is imperative that we find and weed out those among us who are false teachers. In this short post, the author lists seven characteristics to help us spot them. These are provided by the Puritan Thomas Brooks in his book Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices.

As I read the list I was struck by how much this list seems to resemble those teachers who are in the seeker friendly movement.  Maybe it is just me or my bias against this unbiblical movement but I don’t think so.  What do you think?  When you read the list do you see these in practice today?  If so, where?

Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology (via Pastor Brett)

For those who have learned from Grudem’s book and may be interested in listening his lectures.

My favorite contemporary theology text, Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology, is now available in lecture form by Grudem himself via podast through iTunes. I have no idea how to link you there; I recommend you simply open iTunes and so a search for 'Wayne Grudem'. … Read More

via Pastor Brett

I Have Been Interviewed

I have been interviewed by my friend Brett concerning my use of Prof. Horner’s Bible Reading System.  You can read part 1 here and part 2 here.  I have been using the system for a little over 100 days now.  If you are interested, go and read the interview and let me know what you think.

2009 SBC Annual Meeting

If you can’t attend the annual meeting you can watch it online.  Click here to go to the 2009 annual meeting website and then click the “Watch live stream” button at the top of the page.

If you watch, leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.

Warning: Don’t watch this interview if you don’t want to hear the true Gospel

Book Giveaway

They are having a book giveaway over at The Lighthearted Calvinist.  The book is a commentary on Revelation.  If you are interested, click here and submit an entry.

Prof. Grant Horner’s Bible Reading System

I recently came across Prof. Grant Horner’s Bible Reading System in this post by Nathan over at Cal.vini.St.  Basically, this system divides the Bible into 10 lists and you read one chapter from each list each day.  Dr. Horner says “The goal of this system is simple, and twofold: To know scripture, and to love and obey God more!

I often become convicted of the fact that I don’t read my Bible enough.  I am reading it almost on a daily basis (most of the time) but often it is not just to read it.  I am usually preparing for a class that I am teaching.  There is an abundance of Bible reading systems available and I have tried some of them before.  I have never stuck with one for very long because I get bored with the system and want some variety.  Also, sometimes I get distracted with reading other books and spend all (or most)  my available reading time on them.  Please don’t misunderstand me, I don’t think it is wrong to read other books as long as you are not reading something inappropriate.

So, I have decided give Prof. Grant Horner’s Bible Reading System a try.  I just completed Day 5.  I can so that so far it has gone well.  I can recommend that you give it a try.  Dr. Horner also has a Facebook page where you can also check out the system and read comments by people who are using the system.

If you give it a try, let me know how it works for you.

Open Discussion: Seeking Knowledge of God vs. Worshipping the Unknown and Unknowable

In another post the comments have taken a turn into an interesting discussion that has nothing to do with the original post.  I am starting this post in order to continue that discussion.  I am not going to move those comments to this post because I don’t know an easy way to do it and I am not going to do each one individually.  You can go to that post to see how the discussion progressed to this point.

I hope you enjoy the discussion and if you have something to add, feel free to do so.