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Does The Bible Teach Socialism?

Does The Bible Teach Socialism?

With the rise of a young, avowedly socialist movement in the USA there is renewed interest in the history, nature, and prospect of Socialism. What is it? There are several definitions or several variants of Socialism. The Oxford Dictionary of English gives the...

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Killing Worship: The Experience (Part 1)

Killing Worship: The Experience (Part 1)

Years ago I was challenged by a churchgoer that I have no right to critique another church’s worship unless I have personally attended and witnessed for myself what is happening. I took this challenge and visited the local evangelical church in which thousands from...

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Should Christians Practice Lent?

Should Christians Practice Lent?

Pastor’s Letter: What Ought Reformed Christians to Make of Lent? What follows is a guest post by the Rev Mr Bill Godfrey, pastor of Grace United Reformed Church, Torrance, CA. § Beloved congregation of our Lord Jesus Christ, I have noticed that every year more and...

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Worship: Beyond Euphoria And The Charismata

Worship: Beyond Euphoria And The Charismata

In a recent essay Andrew Wilson writes: I consider the absurd antics of some of the paper-waving, foundation-faced prosperity preachers who appear on Christian television. I acknowledge that much new church liturgy fails to acknowledge the realities of sin and...

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Not Everything Called “Christian” Is

Not Everything Called “Christian” Is

There has always been a great temptation to append the adjective Christian to whatever one favors in order to justify it. Recently we have seen the phenomenon of so-called "Gay Christians" in an apparent attempt to synthesize homosexuality and Christianity. This...

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The Guy On The Screen Is Not Your Pastor

The Guy On The Screen Is Not Your Pastor

At AGR we are passionate in our commitment to the local church. We do not want listeners and readers to substitute AGR for the local, visible church. Unless you are in our congregation we are probably not going to be able to visit you in the hospital, nursing home, or...

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Is Christianity For Suckers?

Is Christianity For Suckers?

Someone once said, “There’s a sucker born every minute.” Who first said it is disputed. It has been attributed to P. T. Barnum, to a banker, and to other possible sources. Whoever said it first, it captures the spirit of skepticism perfectly. The skeptic, i.e., the...

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Divine Sovereignty, Evil, Mystery, and “Calvinism” (2)

Divine Sovereignty, Evil, Mystery, and “Calvinism” (2)

In part 1 we looked at the what of the problem of evil and at the way Psalm 73 talks about it. Now we want to think about who is talking about the problem of evil in our time. The number of those in the world who subscribe a Reformed confession (e.g., the Belgic...

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