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The Implication of Inerrancy for the Global Church
The Real Roots of the Emergent Church (Video)
The Desert Fathers and the Methods They Used
Does Doctrine Matter Anymore - To Pastors?
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"Doctrine must provide life, and life must adorn doctrine." - Joel Beeke in Sola Scriptura 

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edited by Mark Tatlock Think On These Things
Reviewed by Gary Gilley  

The result is an essential volume clearly demonstrating the dangers related to inerrancy and scriptural solutions.  This is a must read for all Christians concerned with the validity of the Bible and the issues facing inerrancy in the evangelical world today.
The Real Roots of the Emergent Church (Video)
by Elliot Nesch, 1/7/17  

Because diversity characterizes the Emergent Church movement, it is difficult to paint everyone in the movement with a broad brush. Some have observed that defining the Emergent Church is like nailing jello to a wall. All participants agree on their disillusionment with the institutional church, but do not all agree on where the church is destined to go from here. They share a common concern with many evangelicals over the state of the modern church, especially the mega-church phenomenon and "seeker-friendly" churches. For this reason, many evangelicals who observe the Emerging Church are fascinated by it, drawn to its creative approaches to worship, genuineness of many of the leaders and desire to reach Gen Xers. However, these evangelicals fail to look beyond it to understand its underlying theology, or lack thereof. This Christian documentary film The Real Roots of the Emergent Church will take an honest look at the leaders of the Emerging Church movement such as Brian McLaren, Doug Pagitt, Tony Jones, Rob Bell, Tony Campolo, Steve Chalke, Peter Rollins, Dan Kimball, Richard Rohr, Phyllis Tickle, Spencer Burke and others. Who are they and what are they teaching? Become familiar with the postmodern Emergent Church and its popular tactic of literary deconstruction applied to the Bible. This film takes an in-depth look at what the Emerging Church believes concerning the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Scriptures, absolute truth, hell, homosexuality, mysticism, contemplative prayer, other religions, and eschatology in comparison to the Bible. Much more than candles and couches! Subjects of this film were contacted for direct interviews. Doug Pagitt, Tony Jones and others were contacted in April 2011. No response. At a Love Wins book signing, Rob told us he would be willing to do an interview and to contact his church which was done several times with no response. We do not fault them for that knowing they are all probably very busy people. But for this reason we have resorted to their own public statements. This film is our way of joining the conversation. Participants: Eric Ludy, Joe Schimmel, Chris Rosebrough, Bob DeWaay, Gary Gilley, Ray Yungen, Robert LeBus, Jay Peters, James Sundquist. 

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The Desert Fathers and the Methods They Used
by Ray Yungen, 1/9/17 LT Publishing

In many ways, the Desert Fathers were like Cain-eager to please but not willing to listen to the instruction of the Lord and do what was right. One cannot fault them for their devotion, but one certainly can fault them for their lack of discernment.

Does Doctrine Matter Anymore - To Pastors?
by Gary Gilley Think On These Things
Think on these things
(Volume 22, Issue 4, July/August 20)

All pastors do not have the same giftedness or interests.  Some are excellent shepherds and love direct involvement with people.  Others could spend all of their time behind closed doors in intense study, or in pursuit of any number of advanced degrees (I had a professor at Moody Bible Institute who had master's degrees in a number of totally unrelated areas, including engineering, just because he loved to study anything. But he lacked people skills that would have enabled him to be a pastor). A good pastor should have a shepherd's heart but also a student's mind. Pastors need to take seriously Paul's admonition to Timothy, "Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth" (2 Tim 2:15).  Still, not every pastor will envision himself as a theologian, although all must be pursuing expertize in both the understanding and the communication of the Scriptures. Many, who lack the skills or interest to move beyond basic theological understanding, nevertheless are often fine pastors who feed and protect the flock with which the Lord has entrusted to them.  My hope, however, is that more pastors will take seriously the need to be pastor-theologians so that God's people will be spared, as much as possible, the many deceptions that are everywhere, and that they are aided in walking in the light of God's truth.  After all, with the apostle John, we "have no greater joy than this, to hear of [our] children walking in the truth" (2 John 4).

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