November 22, 2017

More on Holiness

George Stiekes For an earlier meditation on Holiness, click here. Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: […]

Something Happened to Halloween While I Was Away for College

Don Johnson When I was a child, Halloween was a community event. Bands of urchins roamed the streets, begging for (and receiving) loads of candy. Neighborhood friends would join together, compare treasures, the heft of our sacks, the brilliance (or not) of our costumes… Sugar highs endured for weeks. Schools made rules about how much […]

Anemia in Fundamentalism

John Brock Fundamental Christian colleges are challenged with what seems to be an increasing trend in carnality and worldliness in the current generation. Historically the manifestations of carnality were revealed in superficial worldly conformity (immodesty, fleshly music, or careless social behavior). Such manifestations presented challenges, but the environment of many of the fundamental Christian colleges […]

Is it Time for Christians to Step Back from Professional Sports?

Don Johnson My enjoyment of professional sports goes back a long way – close to fifty years. My American friends might find it amusing that my interest was first piqued by a really forgettable era in my local Canadian Football League team, but I can remember daily scanning our local paper for every bit of […]

Hardly Any Poison at All

Frank Hall When I was a boy, I had a dog named Prince. He was a funny-looking critter. Half greyhound and half St. Bernard, he wasn’t just big—he was huge! He had one brown eye and one white eye; the epicanthic fold on his white eye was a brilliant pink. People who had never seen […]

All Fundamentalists are Cultural

Chuck Phelps In seeking to define the new direction of a ministry some will claim to be historic fundamentalists while refuting “cultural fundamentalism.” When Christian leaders get honest, all of us are at times frustrated by the never-ending battle to define who we are and why we do what we do within Christian ministry. Yet, […]

J. C. Ryle on Personal Separation

An excerpt from Holiness by J. C. Ryle The times require of us a higher standard of personal holiness, and an increased attention to practical religion in daily life. I must honestly declare my conviction that, since the days of the Reformation, there never has been so much profession of religion without practice, so much […]

Love not the World – Review

A Review of Randy Leedy: Love not the World: Winning the War against Worldliness This is our second review of this book. We add it to our list of reviews because we want to draw more attention to Dr. Leedy’s excellent volume. You can find our first review here. David Potter Charges and countercharges of […]

Love Not the World: Winning the War Against Worldliness

A review by Brian Collins Leedy, Randy. Love Not the World: Winning the War Against Worldliness. Greenville, SC: Bob Jones University Press, 2012. Discussing topics such as worldliness or eternal punishment or ecclesiastical boundaries are rarely enjoyable. The gospel, the new heavens and new earth, or the missionary advance of the church are more engaging […]