Flotsam and jetsam (5/18)

  • If you haven’t seen the spoof video that’s been going around on the “contemporvant” worship service, you can check it out at Bob Kafflin’s blog along with his comments (HT: Tim Challies).
  • Kevin DeYoung offers some brief words on how to handle questions about assurnace of salvation, focusing on theological, moral, and social responses.
  • JesusCreed comments on a new book about the Gospel, ViralHope. I’m hoping to post a review of this one later this summer.
  • In keeping with our recent discussions about doctoral programs, Denny Burk offers a video of John Piper dealing with whether pastors should get PhDs
  • Liberty University has apparently given an honorary doctorate to Glenn Beck.
  • And, finally, Scotteriology tells us that we teach your kids to lie so that they’ll do better in life.

About Marc Cortez

Theology Prof and Dean at Western Seminary, husband, father, & blogger, who loves theology, church history, ministry, pop culture, books, and life in general.

Posted on May 18, 2010, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I have to say that the “contemporvant” worship service video is ingenious. I think it accurately portrays what happens in many of the seeker-sensitive type churches. My only warning would be not to paint with so broad a brush. There are churches that have much of the same style that are prayerfully considering how they engage in corporate worship on a week-to-week basis and preach the gospel faithfully that look just like that video. It should cause every church, however, to pause and think. Also, I wish Piper would have given his list of seminaries he feels allow a student to earn their PhD by studying the Bible.

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