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Monthly Archives: February 2010

Ok, so it’s been two weeks and I still haven’t posted anything on Lordship Salvation.  The good news is that no one is actually reading this stuff so it doesn’t matter that there isn’t anything to read anyway. Although I plan on continuing to post occasionally, since this might just help teach me time management skills.

Until I actually do that, here’s a song. Because let’s face it, everyone loves a song.


Busy, busy, busy.  I’m preaching in class this week, plus I’m not quite finished with devotion-type-stuff for Sunday morning, so I have no post on Lordship salvation ready. However, here are  a few quotes I found interesting, and disturbing. 

Here lies

Until the Resurrection

The body of


A native of Perth, North Britain;

Who, in the face of continual opposition

From all sorts of men,

Long and boldly contended

For the ancient faith;

That the bare work of Jesus Christ,

Without a deed,

or thought on the part of man,

is sufficient to present


Spotless before God. [1]

“Just as the gospel survived from …Galatia until Sandeman’s day, the burden is on those in the Free Grace camp to carry the torch until Christ returns. May Sandeman’s motto…forever characterize those in the Free Grace movement. [2]

[1]Michael Makidon, “From Perth to Pennsylvania: The Legacy of Robert Sandeman,” Journal of the Grace Evangelical Society 15, no. 29 (Spring 2002): 82.

[2] Makidon, “From Perth to Pennsylvania”, 92.

As I said before, launching a blog is intimidating.  Will anyone read it? Will they like what they read? Is it new and fresh or adding to the noise? Anyone who witnessed the Super Bowl commercials this year knows how cringe-worthy life can be.  (Remember when they used to be funny, and engaging, and not sponsored by churches?)

That being the case, what direction should my blog take? It seems like all the major options are taken.

I’m not smarter than James White, so apologetics is out. Ditto Triablogue.

I’m not a dispensationalist or good at Hebrew, so I can’t compete with Dan Phillips.

Not enough people hate me, so I can’t be Frank Turk/Douglas Wilson/etc.

I’m Southern Baptist, but not quite as diehard as the Bart Barbers or Marty Durens of the world.

I hope to post more than once in a blue moon, so Ascol’s out too.

There could only be one Marc Heinrich.

I can’t read enough to compete with Tim Challies.

Justin Taylor is too good as a Christian aggregator.  Plus, I already jack enough of his links and put them on my Facebook.

I don’t even want to talk about all those big meanie heads over at Pyromaniacs. They make me  cry.

Come to think of it, maybe I should just throw in the towel.

In reality, I’ll probably just keep on anyway, because that’s how I roll.

I hope to post some thoughts on so-called ‘Lordship Salvation’ (aka Christianity) soon. It’s an often discussed and maligned issue, yet I am increasingly convinced of its truth. More than that, I think that among many ‘Lordshippers’ it does not get the pride of place that it should. The reality of the Kingship of Jesus Christ is not merely a thematic category of the New Testament, it is the point of the Bible. This has serious implications for all parties involved- and all parties are involved.

Overstatement? Maybe, but I don’t think so.

**EDIT: In the meantime, here’s a video I really like.  Hopefully it will have made your stop quasi-worthwhile. **

Let’s face it: there are a lot of blogs out there.


Not only has the number of blogs multiplied exponentially over a relatively short time period, the overall quality of blogging seems to have improved in an almost Darwinian-fashion, with the stronger (however one might define stronger in blogging terms) outlasting the weaker.

I am here to reverse the curse, so to speak.

But seriously, I have been what is commonly known a a ‘lurker’ or ‘troll’ in the blogosphere for quite some time.  There are even a few abandoned Blogger/Wordpress pages out there which I can’t even remember the password to. If anyone has ever seen the irritating (yet distractingly handsome) ‘Associate to the Pastor’ commenter wander in and out of Biblical Christianity or Pyromaniacs then you’ve seen me before.

I’m actually a little nervous about blogging. So much benefit can come of it, but also so much damage.  Plus, I love to write and am a little squeamish about laying it all out there for all to see and critique. It’s much easier to sit back and ruminate on my own- I never lose an argument that way,  and I never have to admit that I am wrong.  Punditry goes down much easier in the infallibility of one’s own opinions. Add to all this an utter lack of originality and a sprinkle of complete technological incompetence, and it’s like sitting through The Hour of Power: Are we done yet?

Time to make like an Obama and promote myself.