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Putting Unity First

Tim Challies offers an article that’s well worth reading:

Today it seems that unity, and especially unity from one group of professed Christians to another, often comes at the cost of theology. In his masterpieceEvangelicalism Divided Iain Murray says “The ecumenical call [in the mid-20th century] was not for truth and salt; it was supremely for oneness: the greater the unity of ‘the Church’, it was confidently asserted, the stronger would be the impression made upon the world; and to attain that end churches should be inclusive and tolerant. But it has never been by putting unity first that the church has changed the world. At no point in church history has the mere unity of numbers ever made a transforming spiritual impression upon others. On the contrary, it was the very period known as ‘the dark ages’ that the Papacy could claim her greatest unity in western Europe.”

Read the rest.


Who Wrote the Gospels?

Excellent video featuring Dr. Michael Kruger, Associate Professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary and co-author of The Heresy of Orthodoxy:

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Also Worth Reading:

Christian Living: Joel R. Beeke on Getting Back into the Race

Preaching: Storytelling and Preaching: Not the Same

Current Events: Penn State and The Danger of Insular Communities

Mission: Trevin Wax offers 5 nagging questions about DeYoung & Gilbert’s “Mission of the Church”. Kevin DeYoung & Greg Gilbert offer a friendly response and flesh out the last point with one more post.


In Case You Missed It

Here are a few of this week’s notable posts:

Does it Matter if Paul Didn’t Write the Pastoral Epistles?

Book Review: Gospel Wakefulness by Jared C. Wilson

What’s On Your To-Read Pile?

Richard Seebes: Is There More Mercy in the Stream Than in the Spring?

When Men Counsel Women (video)

Choosing a New Preaching Bible

Christian Scholars in the Secular Academy (video)

The Inauguration of a New Form of Life

Consider Your Ways

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