In the Nick of Time

In the Nick of Time
  • How to Have a Missions-Minded Church: Financial Support

    March 20, 2015
    Jeff Straub Last week, I began to offer some advice to help churches become more missions-minded. My first counsel was that the pastor must himself take the lead on missions in the assembly. He should read missionary letters regularly so that he may pray privately and publicly for the missio...

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  • How to Have a Missions-Minded Church: The Pastor

    March 13, 2015
    Jeff StraubSeminary professors who come to the classroom with missionary and pastoral experience can offer immense practical value to men preparing for ministry. I recently observed my fortieth anniversary of preaching the gospel. I began vocational ministry a few years later, in the fall of 198...

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  • Another One Bites the Dust

    March 06, 2015
    Spurgeon. Pillsbury. Atlantic. Calvary. Northland. Now Tennessee Temple. These are all names of fundamentalist educational institutions that have closed their doors (through dissolution, merger, or “gifting” their campus to another entity) over the past decade or so. The most recent, Tennessee T...

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  • Theories of Inspiration

    February 27, 2015
    Nearly everyone who claims to be a Christian also professes to believe in the inspiration of the Bible. They give different answers, however, to the question of what inspiration is. These differing answers are sometimes viewed as alternative theories of inspiration.For example, some people mean t...

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  • Special Revelation

    February 20, 2015
    General revelation encompasses truth concerning God that can be known by experiencing or examining what God has done, whether in the natural world or in the human conscience. General revelation is always indirect. In contrast to general revelation, special revelation always involves the direct d...

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  • Hyper-Fundamentalism

    February 13, 2015
    Occasionally I have written and spoken on what I call “hyper-fundamentalism." My argument is that some self-identified fundamentalists incorporate unnecessary and even harmful features into their definition of fundamentalism, resulting in a position that deviates from normal fundamentalism by goi...

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  • General Revelation

    February 06, 2015
    Nearly all Christian theologies include a category for general revelation. General revelation is indirect revelation, always non-verbal, a by-the-way disclosure of God through the marks that He has left on His creation. In contrast, special revelation involves God’s direct disclosure—and the rec...

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  • Dispensationalism

    January 30, 2015
    Dispensationalism has always come in different varieties. It has also developed over time. For example, few (if any) present-day dispensationalists accept Scofield’s complete system. In spite of the differences, however, dispensationalists also display similarities. Charles Ryrie tried to identi...

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  • Misery: A Response to Old-Earth Progressive Creationism

    January 23, 2015
    In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth . . . [and] there was not a man to till the face of the ground.The doe paused on the edge of the glade, frozen between hunger and caution. Her normal sense of self-preservation was amplified by her awareness (dim but real) of another life...

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  • Start Them Young

    January 16, 2015
    This essay was originally published on April 27, 2012.A couple of events have coincided during the last day or so to bring a question to my attention. That question is essentially, What music should I provide for my small children to listen to? I would like to answer that question by providing gener...

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