Bible/Theology

Think About IT! Emerging Heresy in the Emergent Church

By Ronnie W. Rogers / April 16, 2009 / Comments Off on Think About IT! Emerging Heresy in the Emergent Church

The emergent church proclaims that they are seeking to reach this generation of postmoderns. While I applaud that goal, I am quite concerned with the message of most of the emergent church. I mention four areas that I have noticed being promoted by emergent leaders.

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Postmodern Emergent Church vs. Orthodox Evangelical Church

By Ronnie W. Rogers / April 10, 2009 / Comments Off on Postmodern Emergent Church vs. Orthodox Evangelical Church

Billy Wolf has provided me with a chart that succinctly summarizes some of the fundamental differences between a biblical view of scriptural doctrines and the teaching of the postmodern emergent church. Although the emergent church leaders may be good writers, winsome, and quite capable of persuading young men and women who have little knowledge of…

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The Shack, a 2007 Novel by William P. Young

By Guest Contributor / December 29, 2008 / Comments Off on The Shack, a 2007 Novel by William P. Young

By Billy Wolfe Like many readers of this current best-selling novel, I was given a copy of The Shack by a colleague at work. She said her husband was teaching it in their Sunday School class. While I had not even heard of this book, I’ve since discovered that it is being given high profile…

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Public Nudity: Innocent or Sin?

By Ronnie W. Rogers / July 29, 2008 /

Recently, I was asked what the Bible says about public nudity. As you well know, many believe that the taboo of public nudity is merely social, and that apart from societal mores, there is nothing immoral about public nudity. What does the Bible say? First let me be clear. I draw a distinction between task…

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Wall Street: The Sage of Church Discipline?

By Ronnie W. Rogers / March 19, 2008 / Comments Off on Wall Street: The Sage of Church Discipline?

Recently ALEXANDRA ALTER wrote an article in the Wall Street Journal about church discipline. While the story includes references to a few different churches that practice church discipline, the article focuses on the discipline of Mrs. Caskey by Allen Baptist Church in southwestern Michigan, pastored by Jason Burrick. Of course, the pastor is presented as…

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Restoring Integrity in Baptist Churches

By Ronnie W. Rogers / March 6, 2008 / Comments Off on Restoring Integrity in Baptist Churches

Restoring Integrity in Baptist Churches is edited by Thomas White, Jason G. Duesing, and Malcolm B. Yarnell III. This book is a must read for anyone concerned about restoring the biblical identity, value, vitality, and purity of the local church. The authors not only remind us that the local church in both its essence and…

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God’s Plan for Pro-Creation: In a Brave New World

By Ronnie W. Rogers / December 3, 2007 / Comments Off on God’s Plan for Pro-Creation: In a Brave New World

As Christians, we desire to know and follow God’s plan for our lives and this is true in the area of procreation as well. However, with advances in modern technology offering more and more options to augment or even replace natural relations between a husband and wife, what was once a quite simple decision has…

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Bibliography: The Trustworthiness of Scripture

By Ronnie W. Rogers / October 16, 2007 / Comments Off on Bibliography: The Trustworthiness of Scripture

As Christians we are often confronted with questions concerning the trustworthiness of Scripture. For example, someone may say, “It must have mistakes since it was written by men” or ask “how can the Bible be accurate when there are so many translations?” They may point out what they see, or have been told, are unresolvable…

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Velvet Elvis: Revisited

By Ronnie W. Rogers / October 3, 2007 /

As an introduction to Mark Park’s article on Rob Bell’s book “Velvet Elvis”, I mentioned my lack of success in finding adequate reason to be anything but even more disenchanted with Bell’s Velvet Elvis than Gina was with my first encounter with the Velvet Elvis portrait of years ago. Well, this prompted someone to request…

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Confusing Verses?

By Ronnie W. Rogers / September 10, 2007 / Comments Off on Confusing Verses?

Here is a question that I answered recently, which I thought might be helpful to some who have had the same question or one of a similar nature. The first paragraph is the question that I received and the last two are my answer.

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