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James Street, from The Master’s College and Seminary, made this five-minute summary of the Old Testament’s plot:


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afAuthentic Firis Dr. Michael Brown’s response to John MacArthur’s Strange Fire conference. Because the ongoing use of the sign gifts (languages, miraculous interpretation of langauges, apostleship, healing, prophecy, knowledge) is one of the most significant theological debates of our day, The Cripplegate wanted to take time to respond to Authentic Fire a chapter at a time.

An explanation of why we are doing these reviews.

Review of the Preface

Review of Chapter 1

Review of Chapter 2

Review of Chapter 3

Review of Chapter 4

Review of Chapter 5

Review of Chapter 6

Review of Chapter 7

Review of Chapter 8

Review of Chapter 9

Review of Chapter 10

Review of Appendix 1 – Craig Keener

Here is a list of all of our posts on the Strange Fire conference itself, and here is a link to the conference audio.

This review is written by Tom Patton, Pastor of Congregational Care at Grace Community Church in Los Angeles.

Last Friday movie theaters all around the nation opened their doors to invite the viewing public in to watch Russell Crowe take on his newest role; the epic character of Noah. Isn’t it interesting how just the mention of one of the Scripture’s most well-known characters in the same sentence as one of Hollywood’s most celebrated actors can create an odd blend of curiosity and dread in most Bible-believing Christians? The two just don’t seem to go together. I remember the first time I saw the massive publicity poster hanging from the walls of my local cinema before the film’s release. There right before me hung a larger-than-life portrait of a grizzly bear of a man with a full beard, drenched with water, sporting what seemed to be a biker crew cut and wrapped in a battle worn leather garment more reminiscent of Harley-Davidson performance gear than Antediluvian dress. It was Noah meets Gladiator; Maximus meets Genesis; Hollywood meets the Ark.

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Thank you all for reading our blog. Everyone who posts is humbled that so many people come here to be encouraged spiritually. We are grateful that you read what his here–we don’t get paid for this, and we don’t sell ads. Really, the only reason we do this is to encourage you, so thanks for reading.

Top TenHere is the list of our top ten posts of 2013, as measured by WordPress’ stats for views. A quick note for other bloggers: WordPress, Google, and SiteMeter all measure views somewhat differently. I’m going with the WordPress stats for total views, and the Google stats for unique views. In other words, the first number is how many times the post was viewed, and the second number is how many unique IP addresses viewed it.

010Shooing away the legalism boogeyman. Eric Davis exposes five ways that a fear of legalism actually hinders Christian growth (11k/6k).   Continue Reading…

The theme of the 2013 Truth & Life Conference at The Master’s College is The Word of God. The conference explores the authority and sufficiency of the inerrant Word of God. Participants will learn more about how God’s Word guides and transforms the individual believer as well as the Church, for His glory.

If you are in the Southern California area, we invite you to join us January 16-18 to hear from our president, Dr. John MacArthur and noted speakers Dr. Mark Dever and Dr. Sinclair Ferguson. Please join us via live streaming video at www.truthandlife.org. Continue Reading…

December 31, 2012

Top 10 posts of 2012

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Top TenHere is the list of our top ten posts of the year, as measured by WordPress’ stats for views. A quick note for other bloggers: WordPress, Google, and SiteMeter all measure views somewhat differently. I’m going with the WordPress stats for total views, and the google stats for unique views. In other words, the first number is how many times the post was viewed, and the second number is how many unique IP addresses viewed it..

010Four reasons my family trick-or-treats. Jesse explains why he lets his family dress like butterflies and go door-to-door, hitting people up for candy (8k/7.5k).

009Congratulations to Allyson Felix. Nate follows the biblical principle of “props where props are due,” and honors Allyson’s Olympic Gold. Allyson’s dad is Greek Professor at The Master’s Seminary (10k/8k).   Continue Reading…

This post is for people who have had problems loading our blog recently, and who use Internet Explorer. If that’s not you, move along…nothing to see here..

broken computerWe’ve recently made a bunch of changes to our blog. Although most of them you might not notice, they are very helpful in running the blog on our side of things. But we have heard from several people that as a result of some of those changes, their computer freezes when loading our blog. In digging around, it seems that the problem only affects those who use Internet Explorer 8 or older (if you click on the blue E to open up your internet, that might be you).ie-logo-small

Our blog uses a WordPress.com platform, and we’ve talked to people at WordPress who say that this is a common problem with IE8 (which about 8% of cripplegate readers use). The solution is: Continue Reading…

 

outside_the_gateLinks of interest from outside of The Cripplegate:

  • Bill Blankschaen has stopped singing in your church, and he’s happy to tell you why. A humorous excerpt: “What ever happened to the previous 2,000 years of church music history? Oh, I know, every so often you toss a token ‘hymn’ (meaning within just the last century or so) into the mix. But even then, it’s a remix that requires melodic jujitsu to keep up with the quicker pace and fancier chord progressions.”

Mission Immanuel — Explore God’s World Mission at the 2012 Truth & Life Conference (January 18-20). 

The theme of the 2012 Truth & Life Conference at The Master’s College is The Mission of God. The conference explores the mission of God throughout history and traces the Church’s vital role in that mission today. Participants will learn more about how the Lord has worked and continues to work redemptively, for His glory.  If you are in the Southern California area, we invite you to join us January 18-20 to hear from our president, Dr. John MacArthur and noted speakers Kevin DeYoung, and Thabiti Anyabwile. If you can’t attend in person, you can join us via live streaming video at www.truthandlife.org.

For more than fifteen years, The Master’s College has welcomed alumni and guests from around the world to join our students, faculty, and staff on our campus for a time of strategic renewal and reflection from the Word of God at the Truth & Life Conference. This unique, three-day event brings in many of the most acclaimed preachers and teachers who hold high the exposition of the Scripture to encourage and challenge those in attendance to a deeper level of Christ-likeness. Continue Reading…

Here are the top ten posts from the Cripplegate this year, as measured by numbers of unique IP addresses to read a particular article:

10. Modalism, Oneness, and T.D. Jakes (Nate Busenitz)

9. I Can do All Things (Nate Busenitz)

8. A Sample Prayer Plan (Mike Riccardi)

7. The Danger of Defining Yourself by What You Are Against (Byron Yawn)

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