Christian Faith in a Celebrity Culture | Influence Podcast

“In twenty-first-century America, three forces have united to make living as a follower of Jesus more complicated and nuanced than at any other time in Christian history: capitalism, consumerism, and celebrity culture,” writes Ben Kirby. “These forces are raising questions … Continue reading Christian Faith in a Celebrity Culture | Influence Podcast

The Christian Life (Revelation 1:9–11)

Revelation 1:9–11 introduces a new section of the Apocalypse, a vision of Jesus Christ in glory, dictating letters to John for the seven churches. The vision extends from 1:9 to 3:22. Before we look at Jesus, however, let us look at John, noting these things especially: Self-description: “your brother and partner in the tribulation and the kingdom and the patient endurance that are in Jesus” Location: “the island called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus” Situation: “in the Spirit on the Lord’s day” Commission: “Write what you see in a book and send … Continue reading The Christian Life (Revelation 1:9–11)

Review of ‘Strange Fire’ by John MacArthur

 John MacArthur, Strange Fire: The Danger of Offending the Holy Spirit with Counterfeit Worship (Nashville, TN: Nelson Books, 2013). Hardback / Kindle In 2014, the Assemblies of God completes its 100th year of ministry. From humble beginnings in Hot Springs, Ark., our Fellowship has grown to encompass over 66 million believers in 252 countries, territories, and provinces.[1] Faithful saints have planted and watered gospel seeds during these years, but God has made them grow (1 Corinthians 3:6). The AG is part of the Charismatic Movement, which now numbers over 500 million persons worldwide.[2] That movement has shifted the center of Christianity from … Continue reading Review of ‘Strange Fire’ by John MacArthur