The recent thread on Tim’s blog has me thinking about John Dehlin again.
Tim Lahaye with David Minasain (researcher) write this on page 142 in the book, Jesus (David Cook, 2009). Polygamy played a major role during the formation of the Mormon church in the United States in the mid-1800s. Early on, founder Joseph Smith had received a “divine revelation” from an “angelic being” commanding him to take […]
Jesus says in John 16:23, “And in that day ye shall ask me nothing.” So why did Joseph Smith not have answers to his questions? Since Jesus’ prediction and its fulfillment, the fundamental answers to your questions have always been there. There should not be the assertion that a biblical Christian is groping in the […]
Jesus said on his last night before his crucifixion, I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father (John 16:28). I agree with what Gary Burge says about this declaration by the Lord Jesus Christ: This is the essence of the Christian […]
This is my assignment for the upcoming Northwest Baptist Missions Conference in Rigby, Idaho. So what themes would you highlight in that amount of time? 1. The growth pockets internationally of the LDS Church? 2. Latest missionary approaches? 3. New studies on BoM as inspired scripture? 4. Joseph Smith Papers? 5. Latest theological speculations in […]
I read Brian Leftow’s chapter “Anti Social Trinitarian” in The Trinity (edited by Stephen T. Davis, Daniel Kendall, and Gerald O’Collins). HT: Scott Weber Folks, you need to read Leftow, especially in light of Blake Ostler’s engagement with Swinburne in the third book of his series. Brian writes, . . . suppose that Christianity counts as monotheist […]
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Let’s go back 90 years. I have sitting on my desk, Missions (Vol. 12-No. 4, April 1921), A Baptist Monthly Magazine published by the General Board of Promotion of the Northern Baptist Convention. I have a whole stack of these, saved by my grandfather. (To give you a little context: The Northern Baptist Convention was […]