December 2005 Edition
Welcome to re:thinking magazine. Below you will find the titles, with a short synopsis, of the various articles appearing in this issue. We are interested in any feedback you may have, whether positive or not, so feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to correspond directly with the writers, their e-mail addresses are provided at the end of their articles.
Editorially Speaking: The “Modern Church”By Allan Turner
The modern church is little more than an intellectual and spiritual disaster area. Adultery and divorce, epidemic in modern society, are now running rampant within its corridors. Many young members of the modern church are marrying and divorcing for all the wrong reasons. They are not choosing mates because they will help them serve God and go to heaven; instead, they marry for worldly, selfish motives. Such marriages are destined for much unhappiness and even divorce. But instead of modern preachers preaching against these things, all we hear from them are the shibboleths of moral softness. If you want to read more about what Allan thinks about this, click here.
The Strength To Be “Weak”By Paul Ayres
The title says it all. To read this excellent article, click here.
The Indwelling Of The Holy Spirit (Part IV)By Wayne Wells
In this fourth of several articles on the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, Wayne deals with what the Holy Spirit does for us. To read more about it, click here.
The Evolving Doctrine of Mary: A Response, Counter-Response, and ChallengeBy John Salza, Catholic Apologist and Randy Blackaby, Gospel Preacher
In the September 2005 edition of this magazine, Randy Blackaby wrote a very informative article entitled “The Evolving Doctrine of Mary: A Case Study in the Progress of Error.” John Salza, a Catholic apologist, author, et cetera, wrote a challenging response to that article, which is published here, with a reply from Randy. At the end of this response, a challenge is presented to Mr. Salza to defend his beliefs in a public debate. We are very happy to make Salza’s response, Blackaby’s counter-response and debate challenge available to our readers in this venue. To read them, click here.
Gender & Worship (Conclusion)By Allan Turner
In this fifth and concluding article, Allan continues to argue there are serious differences over the role of women in public worship, along with the part they are to play in church leadership. To read his concluding remarks, click here.
Why Genesis Matters (Part V)By Doy Moyer
In this fifth in a series of articles on the importance of the book of Genesis, Doy continues to explain why Genesis matters when it comes to developing and maintaining a genuine biblical worldview. To read this installment, click here.
The Church Without
Laity (Part II)By Allan Turner
The church purchased with the precious blood of Jesus Christ is unique (cf. Acts 20:28). It is most unfortunate that it remains a church unknown to most. It is, astoundingly, a church without laity, and it is this feature that Allan will be focusing on in this series of articles. To read the second installment in this series, click here.