March 28, 2017

A New Beginning for a New Year

FrontLine ♦ January/February 2017 | VOLUME 27 | NUMBER 1 The end of 2016 brought a national sigh of relief for most Americans, certainly for most believers. The frightful prospect of another Clinton presidency seemed almost certain. Atheistic voters and leftist politicians and bureaucrats were prematurely celebrating what they thought was the coup de grâce […]

“Avoiding All Appearance of Evil” 1 Thessalonians 5:22

Kevin Schaal This verse is used commonly to provide a Biblical foundation for condemnation of people and deeds of all kinds. The idea is that this passage forbids not only doing those things that the Bible specifically condemns as sin, but also doing anything that looks like it might be sinful or associated with something […]

What’s an Evangelical to Do? (8)

Mark Minnick FrontLine • March/April 2009 Part 1 ♦ Part 2 ♦ Part 3 ♦ Part 4 ♦ Part 5 ♦ Part 6 ♦ Part 7 To recap, Part 7, posted yesterday, covers Dr. Minnick’s discussion of Romans 16:17 and 2 Corinthians 6:14–7:1. He continues in today’s post with further discussion from 2 John and […]

What’s an Evangelical to Do? (7)

Mark Minnick FrontLine • March/April 2009 Part 1 ♦ Part 2 ♦ Part 3 ♦ Part 4 ♦ Part 5 ♦ Part 6 This is the last of four columns [broken into six Proclaim & Defend posts, see links above] addressing the problem of theological confusion within Evangelicalism. That it is reaching an epidemic level […]

Winter Is Past

John Vaughn FrontLine • March/April 1999. It seems like everyone loves spring. We can say with the Shulamite in the Song of Solomon, “For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come.” What a blessing is this […]

What’s an Evangelical to Do? (6)

Mark Minnick FrontLine • November/December 2008 Part 1 ♦ Part 2 ♦ Part 3 ♦ Part 4 ♦ Part 5 Resurrecting the Question: Two previous columns [broken into four Proclaim & Defend posts, see links above] in this series raised the issue of how Evangelicals should respond to unorthodox men within evangelical ministries. Admittedly, Jesus […]

What’s an Evangelical to Do? (5)

Mark Minnick FrontLine • November/December 2008 Part 1 ♦ Part 2 ♦ Part 3 ♦ Part 4 Resurrecting the Question: Two previous columns [broken into four Proclaim & Defend posts, see links above] in this series raised the issue of how Evangelicals should respond to unorthodox men within evangelical ministries. Admittedly, Jesus warned His followers […]

What’s an Evangelical to Do? (4)

Mark Minnick FrontLine • September/October 2008 Part 1 ♦ Part 2 ♦ Part 3 Part 3 established the fact of false teachers and showed how they can appear to be orthodox, yet their reality can’t be denied. Part 3 closed with this question: But practically speaking, how are we to detect him? Back to the […]

What’s an Evangelical to Do? (3)

Mark Minnick FrontLine • September/October 2008 Part 1 ♦ Part 2 Resurrecting the Question The last week’s column began discussing a persistent problem confronting conservative Evangelicals: How should they to respond to unorthodox “Evangelicals”? A case in point is their position toward British theologian N. T. Wright. Wright insists that almost all Christians for the […]

My Beloved and My Friend

Marshall and Gretchen Fant FrontLine • March/April 2007 “What is the problem, as you see it?” I asked the couple sitting across my desk. The answer I got was too predictable. The names and faces were different, but the situation that seemed unique to them was becoming so common to me that it was disturbing. […]