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Revival of the Mind (part 5)

Revival of the Mind (Part 5)

If the church is going to see a revival of the mind, it first must be modeled by its leaders. Pastors must model how faith and reason are inextricably linked. There’s a great need for our pulpits to once again be filled with pastor-scholars.

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September 25, 2014  /  Comments Off
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“The Ordinary Church” by John MacArthur

Check out John MacArthur’s sermon, “The Ordinary Church.” MacArthur suggests that the church should be, ”Ordinary in the sense that it’s just the way The Lord designed it to be.” He states that, “The ordinary church is not an event, but a fellowship.” Is your church “ordinary” in the sense that it is the way The Lord designed it to be? “An ordinary church can by the power of God, have an extraordinary impact.” Listen to this sermon by John MacArthur.

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September 19, 2014  /  Comments Off
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Revival of the Mind (part 4)

Revival of the Mind (Part 4)

In the past few weeks we’ve discussed some historical influences that brought about anti-intellectualism and the subsequent elevation of feelings within evangelicalism.

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September 16, 2014  /  Comments Off
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Revival of the Mind (part 3)

Revival of the Mind (Part 3)

Last week we discussed the emphasis of Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768-1834) on religious feelings and how it influenced both liberal and conservative theologians.

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September 10, 2014  /  Comments Off
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Revival of the Mind (part 2)

Revival of the Mind (part 2)

What historical events brought about the anti-intellectual undercurrent within evangelicalism? 

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September 2, 2014  /  Comments Off
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Revival of the Mind (part 1)

Revival of the mind

American evangelicals need a revival. By revival, I don’t mean what Webster’s defines as “an often highly emotional evangelistic meeting or series of meetings.” I do mean what Webster’s defines as “renewed attention to or interest in something.” That “something” for evangelicals should be the life of the mind. 

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September 2, 2014  /  Comments Off
Faith and Reason

Faith and Reason

Over the years the definition of “faith” has changed. In the past, faith was defined as, “belief in the testimony of another.” Now in our modern-day society, the definition of faith has been misconstrued to, “belief in something without reasonable evidence.” Can faith in something be reasonable?

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September 2, 2014  /  Comments Off

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