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    A Letter In Response to John MacArthur’s Statement against Social Justice

    To my brother John MacArthur, You recently wrote a post warning the selling out of the gospel for social justice fad. Like Paul did in Galatians, you warn us about this “different gospel.” I tried to keep my mouth shut because I didn’t want to fan the fire your post ignited. But like the jackass whose tongue was loosened by an angel and saved Balaam, I (yes, I’m comparing myself to an ass) can’t keep my jaws clamped. Corrected, Balaam turned a curse into a blessing — so you aren’t beyond meta-noia/repentance. I’m going to take your same no-nonsense approach and warn you that you might be the false prophet, the one…

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    Corinthian Heartache

    The Corinthians Church kept Paul awake many a nights. He suffered ulcer, anxiety attacks and self-doubt. When they questioned his authority, poo-pooed his preaching, and raised suspicion of his so called “non-profit” ministry, it was the skewering of a dagger by a best friend. The attack was painful because it was personal. Romans is a theology that has been tested. It is not the emotionless theology of an academician, but an emotionally grounded theology of a mature pastor. Paul knows the deep power of the gospel; it was what reconciled Paul and Corinth, his first love. There was no church Paul loved more than this Corinthian Church. When he wrote the…

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    Gangnam-Style and Gospel-Style, Psy and Pentecost

    Remember “Oppa Gangnam-Style” the surprising phenomenal hit? It was a Korean dance song that became an international hit and first to get one billion views! And it was all Korean words – except for the “you know what I am saying” hip-hop phrase a side-splitting incongruity of a Korean nerd with no street cred flicking his wrist as if he grew up from the hood. English would have been the way to go if Psy sought international fame. But Turks flash-mobbed the dance and Australians horse-galloped to the song though they did not know a single Korean word! People caught the spirit of the words and they danced without understanding many of the jokes in…