John Dehlin

The recent thread on Tim’s blog has me thinking about John Dehlin again.

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Tim Lahaye is sensational with LDS friends

 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 […]

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Who determines if you are worthy?

Marzieh Amirizadeh answered, It is God, and not you, who determines if I am worthy. Recently, this was the cry of a beautiful, young Iranian women in prison to her captor.

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Why the need for more revelation?

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 […]

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“The essence of the Christian faith”

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 […]

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In 12-15 minutes, spotlight the LDS current trends

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 […]

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Does water baptism regenerate souls or remit sins

My Presbyterian ministerial friend, Dennis E. Bills, shares with you some thoughts.

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Heart Questions by an Anti Social Trinitarian

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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An Idaho LDS mega-church

For one day in a beautiful, small Idaho town HT: BCC

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Baptist-Mormon Statistic Wars (and proposals) in the West – 90 years ago

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 […]

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