What’s Wrong with Our Church Praise Music? | Abounding Grace Radio

What’s Wrong with Our Church Praise Music? | Abounding Grace Radio — Read on agradio.org/whats-wrong-with-our-church-praise-music 'It might be shocking to the reader to hear that much of what is so called praise today in worship is not received by the Lord. God certainly turns his ear away from not just vain repetitions, but also empty … Continue reading What’s Wrong with Our Church Praise Music? | Abounding Grace Radio

Why antiracism zealots are trying to silence black voices like mine – Dr Voddie Baucham (New York Post)

'As a Christian minister, I’m used to being stifled when I talk about my religion outside of church. If I bring up faith in Jesus Christ, the guardians of the secular public square are quick to inform me that my religion is strictly a private matter. But these days I’m stifled not because of the … Continue reading Why antiracism zealots are trying to silence black voices like mine – Dr Voddie Baucham (New York Post)

All Things for Good…

'Several poisonous ingredients put together, being tempered by the skill of the apothecary [i.e. pharmacist], make a sovereign medicine, and work together for the good of the patient. So all God’s providences being divinely tempered and sanctified, work together for the best to the saints. He who loves God and is called according to His … Continue reading All Things for Good…

Luther’s Eight Sermons at Wittenberg, March 1522 (Part 5)

In the fourth sermon that Luther preached, he addressed the use of images and the eating of meats. Taking a slightly different tact to what the later Reformed churches would, Luther writes, 'On the subject of images, in particular, we saw that they ought to be abolished when they are worshipped; otherwise not,—although because of … Continue reading Luther’s Eight Sermons at Wittenberg, March 1522 (Part 5)

‘Recovering the directory of public worship on preaching’ – Chris Gordon

'When the subject of preaching is addressed today, we are accustomed to asking only about the faithfulness of the message, but we avoid, almost altogether, the question of effectiveness. If T. David Gordon is at all correct, 'that less than 30 percent of those who are ordained to the Christian ministry can preach even a … Continue reading ‘Recovering the directory of public worship on preaching’ – Chris Gordon

Are we still standing?

Having reflected on the historical events of Luther’s trial at the Diet of Worms in 1521, it’s time to reflect on what it still means. Are we still standing? At Worms Luther was asserting that no man, neither King, Emperor nor Pope, has the authority to place himself above the authority of God. The authority … Continue reading Are we still standing?

A Diet of Worms… (3) 500 years ago today (18th April 1521)

At four o’ clock in the afternoon on the 18th of April Luther again presented himself before the Emperor. Although he was not given attention until six o’ clock. With the assembly seated and Martin standing in their midst, the secretary then spoke confirming that Luther agreed the books were his and they were awaiting the … Continue reading A Diet of Worms… (3) 500 years ago today (18th April 1521)

A Diet of Worms… (2) 500 years ago today (17th April 1521)

Luther arrived in Worms on the 16th of April. Sometime before lunch on the 17th of April (500 years ago today) Ulrich von Pappenheim came to Luther where he was staying and told him that his audience with the Emperor (including the electoral princes, electors and dukes) would be at four o’clock that afternoon. At the appropriate … Continue reading A Diet of Worms… (2) 500 years ago today (17th April 1521)