Foundations Baptist Fellowship 2018 Meeting – Day 3

It was a full day today at the Foundations Baptist meeting in Troy, MI. I’ve written about day 1 and day 2, and now here will be a brief summary of today’s very good day. The first session was by Dr. Ken Endean, of International Baptist College and Seminary in Arizona. He preached on the … Continue reading Foundations Baptist Fellowship 2018 Meeting – Day 3

Foundations Baptist Fellowship Meeting 2018 – Day 2

Tuesday was the first full day of the FBFI meeting. I posted about the first evening here, and what follows is a summary of the day. After a brief continental breakfast, there was an initial service with two sessions. The first session was from Pastor Mark Brock, a “younger-generation” pastor from California. His sermon was … Continue reading Foundations Baptist Fellowship Meeting 2018 – Day 2

Foundations Baptist Fellowship Meeting 2018 – Day 1

This week I am happy to be attending the Foundations Baptist Fellowship International Annual Fellowship at the First Baptist Church of Troy, MI, a northern suburb of Detroit. This is the first time I have attended a meeting in these circles, and I have been looking forward to it. On Monday, there was just one … Continue reading Foundations Baptist Fellowship Meeting 2018 – Day 1

Together for the Gospel & The Gospel Coalition – Thoughts from 2014

Back in 2014 I noted then the currents of "social action" within The Gospel Coalition. The current controversies are not surprising, and it speaks to that we must be very careful how closely we associate with the group. Below is an excerpt of my thoughts from 2014 mostly unedited about both this group and Together … Continue reading Together for the Gospel & The Gospel Coalition – Thoughts from 2014

Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics 2017 – Day 2

On Day 2, the Council began meeting at 8;30AM with two additional papers to begin the day. The first one was presented by Dan Wiley (Ph.D. Student at Baptist Bible Seminary), titled "The Glory of God in the Book of Jude: A Defense of Ryrie’s Third Point in the Sine Qua Non of Dispensationalism." He presented a helpful examination of the multiple lines of … Continue reading Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics 2017 – Day 2

Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics 2017 – Day 1

I had hoped to publish about my attendence at a council in September 2017, so while it is now been almost 6 months since the event perhaps it's better late than never. The papers for this council may be even available now at Our Hope (though the site is down currently), so feel free to look … Continue reading Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics 2017 – Day 1

Brief Thoughts on “Ancient Wine and the Bible” by David Brumbelow

I offer some brief comments on the book Ancient Wine and the Bible by David Brumbelow and how it has helped me in thinking through the issues around abstience. It shows that we should not assume that wine in the Bible is always alcoholic, but that rather we should let the historical context and the Biblical context inform how we understand references to wine.