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Nouveau Pelagianism

In his Confessions, Augustine (354-430) describes mankind’s universal sinful bent as “concupiscence.” The Greek word epithumia (ἐπιθυμία) occurs 38 times in the New Testament. It describes the utter enfeebling of mankind’s freedom of will...

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SF 12- The perfect spiritual climate for revolution

podcast Mar 14, 2019

 

We’re back with Dr. Grant- from the library, of course.

This talks features a quick word study on “Y’all,” a rabbit trail which was completely unexpected.

That leads to a brief drop into the etymology of words, and that fact that southerners invented...

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Word Play: Cliché

words Mar 11, 2019

Clichés are by definition stock phrases or expressions that have become hackneyed, trite, or banal by overuse. They are worn-out platitudes, maxims, or truisms. They are tired and predictable declarations of self-evident truths. Clichés are, to use a cliché, old chestnuts....

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SF 11- The Gospel Story (App)

gospel history podcast Mar 07, 2019

We’re back with Ernie & Andy WITHOUT Dr. Grant for one more episode. In this talk we discuss this past summer’s trip to Scotland, which was part of the Gospel Story project.

This was a trip that Ernie headed, Dr. Grant helped host, and about 20 others (film crews, travelers)...

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Taking Every Thought Captive

We ought to bring our minds free, unbiased, and teachable, to learn our religion from the Word of God.” Isaac Watts

One of the basic demands of Christian discipleship, of following Jesus Christ, is to change our way of thinking. 

  • We are to “take captive every thought...
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SF 10- Ernie Talks About George

In this episode of the StandFast cast Ernie Yarbrough- who’s interviewed Dr. Grant before on the show- talks with Andy about his own journey into the wonderful world of Dr. Grant…

You’ll learn about the power of relationships, how most our highs and lows in life can be linked...

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Heed the Call

He didn’t really tell me anything I didn’t already know.  Nevertheless, his counsel proved to be invaluable.  He somehow was able to wrench my indecision and uncertainty out of the realm of the individual and the subjective and into the much surer and securer realm of the...

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SF 09- Six Things Your Church Can Do to End Poverty

In this episode we outline six things your church can do to end poverty.

1. Develop a robust deacons ministry

Elders work with words, deacons work with their hands. We need to keep the two unconfused, and make sure we do both. Notably, this ministry should begin on a very practical level "in...

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Shelf Life: Bad Books

From time to time I am asked why I only do positive book reviews.  Why don’t I do genuine criticism?  Why don’t I lambaste all the piffle, drivel, and swill that seems to subsume the publishing industry these days?  There are two simple reasons.  

First, I...

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SF 08- How the Early Church Empowered Both the Gospel & Good Deeds

We continue our conversation on the poor and needy among us with a quote from In The Shadow of Plenty:

“The church has largely failed her widows her orphans, her elderly, and her ill and informed. The church has largely failed to disciple young men to live lives of diligence, intensity,...

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