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"Nice!" by Underdog Theology on Nov 5, 2012If you practically grew up in a broad/mainline evangelical church like I did, it's likely that you've been charged with acting in a less than Christian-like manner—apart from actual Scriptural imperatives. This is because one of the chief commandme...



"When you read the New Testament honestly, you can’t help but get the impression of a big..." by Ang Erehe on Nov 10, 2011““When you read the New Testament honestly, you can’t help but get the impression of a big difference from a lot of contemporary Christian experience. For them the Holy Spirit was a fact of experience. For many Christians today it is a fact of...



Mere Christianity: The Appeal to a Heterodox Past by Underdog Theology on Sep 28, 2011It is often lamented that modern (or postmodern) evangelicalism does not look to the past for the foundations of its faith and practice. While this is certainly true in a strict sense, there is no escaping the universal truth expressed in Ecclesiates...



Rage On! by Underdog Theology on Sep 19, 2011In his trademark wit and humor, Dr. D. G. Hart responds to Justin Taylor's newest inveighing against "angry Calvinists" here (labeling Driscoll as clairvoyant was like fly on flypaper!). Dr. Carl Trueman exhorts us to rage where rage is required: A...



Targeting Tradition by Underdog Theology on Jun 11, 2011In many, if not all, branches of "born-again" evangelicalism, tradition has gained a notorious reputation. The battle cry of the misinformed masses is "fallible!", and so they carry on, unmindful of the rich legacy of the past, while propagating thei...



Westminster Wednesday: Trueman on Bog Standard Evangelicalism by Underdog Theology on Jun 7, 2011The idiom, "bog standard," is of British origin, essentially meaning "ordinary." As an adjective to the term, "evangelicalism," it gains a positive connotation. Carl Trueman writes: "Now, I am a confessional Presbyterian, but at my core I am what,...



What Would Charles Spurgeon Think of Rob Bell? by Tinubos on Mar 9, 2011This is from Dennis Swanson's The Down Grade Controversy and Evangelical Boundaries, originally read as a paper at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (November, 2001)During the years of the Down Grade Controversy Spurgeon repea...



The 5 Points of Moralistic, Therapeutic, Deism by Underdog Theology on Feb 25, 2011On Dr. Michael Horton's lecture entitled, "Christianity and Liberalism Today," delivered at Westminster Seminary California's 2011 annual conference (Christianity and Liberalism Revisited), he made mention of the 5 points of "Moralistic, Therapeutic,...



3rd Halo-halo Huwebes by Tinubos on Nov 23, 2010Trigonometry and Honesty "Today I am giving two examinations- one in trigonometry and the other in honesty. I hope you will pass them both. If you must fail one, fail trigonometry. There are many good people in the world who cannot pass trig, but the...



Begin Each Day in Fellowship with God by New Demonstration on May 3, 2010It is well known and taught all over evangelicalism that prayer matters, and that fellowship with our personal God and Savior is gravely important. And though it is a corollary in Christianity today communion with God is little explained. It is littl...