09 January 2015

This 'n' That

Like most of you, just a few short weeks ago I was doing a little Christmas shopping. While wandering past the men's department, I couldn't help but notice this display:

What a relief to know that Ed Young and his 'Pastor Fashion' are still relevant. I, however, am still waiting for bloggerfashion.com to take off.

With that, there really isn't much more to say. Ed Young has a way of leaving us speechless, doesn't he? Now why don't you try to erase that video from your memory by taking some time to enjoy your week in review (kind of):
  • Why is it so difficult to find a good church?
  • Following up on that first link, John MacArthur is teaching on standards for shepherds. Sadly, many men today who claim to be pastors are woefully unqualified per the biblical standards. MacArthur begins by discussing that a man must be above reproach, including in the area of sexual fidelity.
  • So, I'm pretty sure I have sitting disease.
  • Should a church be setting up its singles? Well, it's better than leaving them to the whims of the internet, but remember—just because someone is single doesn't mean he or she is discontent. Don't be that annoying person who assumes everyone wants and needs to be married now.
  • That's it, just keep pushing that social gospel.
  • Mike Riccardi ends our week with some insightful quotes from our forefathers in the faith.
  • Here's your weekly dose of adorable.
  • God is waiting on me? Whoa. I had no idea. I thought He was, like, sovereign and all-powerful and stuff. Guess that's actually me. Good grief, Jesse Duplantis, could you be a more blasphemous heretic?
  • Oh, well, when you put it that way, I now totally believe that God is speaking through visions and dreams.
  • If Perry Noble really believed the Bible was inerrant and infallible, he wouldn't be trying to rewrite it. Then again, as Dr. James Duncan noted, "it's not an accident that he didn't say it was sufficient."
  • The Cripplegate weighs in on Perry Noble's rewrite of the 10 Commandments. In fact, here's a round-up of all of the pertinent responses to Noble's nonsense.
  • Update from 9 January 2015 at 9:54 pm: Perry Noble issued an apology for his sermon and some Twitter-based insults. His efforts show some maturity, and I am thankful to see them. The problem really does go back to how Noble explains he developed the message, "As I began writing down what I felt like He [God] wanted me to say…" That, Mr. Noble, is why you are to simply preach the Word. Everything God wants you to say can be found there in those 66 books. All of this being said, I do agree with Dr. Duncan's assessment of Noble's latest blog post.
  • How to listen to the Lord:


  1. I cringe everytime Ed Young opens his mouth. Muffin tops: a true first world "Christian" issue.

  2. Strange that reports of these visions and dreams are coming forth now as more Muslims are traveling and being freely exposed to Scripture and the Gospel.
    Sad to see a Southern Baptist Seminary prof promoting visions and dreams. Relying on experience rather than the sufficiency of the gospel. (II Peter 1:19)
    Pastor Dennis McBride is the pastor at Bethany Bible Church at Lake Havasu City, AZ and previously served at Grace Community Church and “Grace to You”. http://bethanyhavasu.org/
    A couple of years ago, Pastor McBride addressed this issue in the article "An Evaluation of Muslim Dreams & Visions of Isa (Jesus)" at http://bethanyhavasu.org/journal/?p=131
    He also has a 4 part series entitled "A Woman’s Right to Preach: Is It Biblical?" that is archived starting February 19, 2012 that I want to read.
    I have learned much from your ministry, thank you Erin.

    Your Sister in Christ,

  3. I like this blog but I've noticed you stray away from race. Is that on purpose or a committee decision???You give great incite and left a lot of things happening politically, culturally and within Christendom. Love Noco...Please respond. I'm not a race-baiter just feel left out at times. Conerned brother who happens to be other...

    1. Hi Ljboogey,

      I apologize, but I'm afraid I'm not exactly understanding your question. Can you please clarify? Thank you!


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