Author: Dave Jenkins

Revival, the Gospel and Glenn Beck

Recently there was a rally called “Restoring Honor” held in Washington D.C. on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. During the course of the rally one of the speakers called America to return to God. Much discussion is occurring about this rally throughout the blogosphere. It is not my intention in this blog post to enter into the fry and opine on politics or on the legitimacy of the rally but to point out that honor and integrity are not possibly character attributes apart from being explicitly tied to and grounded in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Apart from the framework of the Gospel- calls for “honor and integrity” are calls for a gospel of moralism that already pervades today’s culture. Just to be clear- calls for people to be honorable and act with integrity are important. The part of the rally that was unhelpful was the calling for ecumenical cooperation. This rally gathered religious leaders from several faith traditions on the stage to unite and work together for the common good of our country. The emphasis of this rally was on honor. There were many evangelical Pastors who stood on the stage at the Lincoln Memorial promising to unite with other members from other religions. Earlier I mentioned that this was unhelpful so allow me to qualify and quantify my statement. One of my main concerns with evangelical...

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Contemporary Thought Regarding Penal Substitution as It Relates To Isaiah 53

Isaiah 53 teaches us that Christ would live a sinless life, bear the guilt of mankind on His shoulders, and die as a substitute for sinners in their place. The doctrine of penal substitution states that God gave himself in the person of his Son to suffer instead of us the death, punishment and curse due to fallen humanity as the penalty for sin.[1] Steve Chalke a member of the Evangelical Alliance popularized the view that penal substitution is a form of “cosmic child abuse”[2] Mr. Chalke is increasingly popular in the Emergent Church discussion and was promoted by Emergent Village leader Mr. McLaren in The Story We Find Ourselves In, where he takes Mr. Chalke’s view and puts it in narrative form.[3] Mr. Kunkle said of McLaren’s book, “Taken alone, this is worrisome. Coupled with McLaren’s endorsement of Steve Chalke’s book, The Lost Message of Jesus, this is cause for concern. But add to these the following account from McLaren’s book, More Ready Than You Realize, and his views on the cross are a serious concern.”[4] The conversation the Emergent Village is having relates to how to make disciples. When a conversation with good intentions turns south toward opinion that conversation as it relates to making disciples is no longer relevant. In Listening to the Beliefs of the Emerging Church: Five Perspectives, Pastor Mark Driscoll, of Mars Hill...

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Miserable Comforters

http://media.blubrry.com/equipping_you_in_grace/p/www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/servantsofgrace.org/mediafolder/MiserableComforters.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS | Equipping You in GraceThis is sermon #13 in the Job series. In this sermon on Job chapters 16-17, Dave will discuss: The connection between Job and Jesus, the nature of suffering and trials, union with Christ, and the nature of the Christian...

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Beginnings

http://media.blubrry.com/equipping_you_in_grace/p/www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/servantsofgrace.org//mediafolder/Beginnings.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS | Equipping You in Grace http://media.blubrry.com/equipping_you_in_grace/p/www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/servantsofgrace.org//mediafolder/Beginnings.mp4Podcast (video): Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe Android | Email | RSSThis is sermon #1 in the Genesis series. In this sermon Dave preaches on the introduction to Genesis, creation, gap theory, evolution, Jesus Christ and the...

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