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Video of the month, August 2011: Rich Nathan: A Both/And Church

August 9, 2011

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Rich Nathan, pastor of the Vineyard Christian Fellowship in Columbus, Ohio, discusses false contradictions and why it is necessary to be both-and Christians.

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Hollering “Everything’s Fine!” in a crowded movie theater …

July 16, 2011

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Michael F. Bird has stolen the knife, waved a magic wand, transformed it into a feather, and twisted it. Bombshells have become cotton candy and grenades explode flower petals. I feel the love.

Some background: D.A. Carson and N.T. Wright have lobbed donnish salvos across the Great Pond. Carson, a New Testament professor at Illinois’ Trinity Evangelical Seminary and a lion of the ever-vigilant Neo-Reformed Movement, sniped at Wright when reviewing The Future of Justification by John Piper (Wheaton: Crossway, 2007), which questioned Wright’s interpretation of the Apostle Paul: “John Piper will not allow believers to put their trust in anyone or anything other than the crucified and resurrected Savior.” Wright, a British Anglican cleric and scholar, took umbrage in his weighty reply, Justification: God’s Plan and Paul’s Vision (Downer’s Grove: IVP Academic, 2009): “The implicit charge that the Pauline theology I have articulated might lead people to put their trust in ‘anyone or anything other than the crucified and resurrected Savior’ … is seriously misleading.”

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“All this means nothing if that vital ingredient is missing: hunger for God.”

April 14, 2011

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Startling news: We get it right sometimes. Sports heroes win championships, companies rake in profits, doctors cure diseases, and churches catalyze epochal change. The Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Anaheim, CA, slugged the ball out of the park during the late 1970’s, ‘80’s, and ‘90’s.

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