But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Wednesday, 12 August 2015 12:40

What Is a Reformer?

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From the book, “Baptists: Thorough Reformers” by John Quincy Adams.

Authors: JD Hall

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 12:33

Alex Daily and the Hellfire Club Featured

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During the Great Awakening of the 18th century in America, a famous street evangelist by the name of George Whitfield took to the streets to proclaim Christ crucified, and call people to repentance and faith in Christ. According to Whitefield’s biography, he was despised by a man named Thorpe. Thorpe had a group of rebellious

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 01:05

Podcast: Hecklers Be Hecklin’

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On this episode of P&P, which is pretty much one long Downgrade segment, is of JD commenting on a heckler and his theology. This heckler, Alex Daily, is a youth leader at a church in Texas, and has repeatedly heckled Emilio Ramos and others who are guilty of basically just sharing the Gospel.

As always, you can listen above or download and

Monday, 10 August 2015 22:42

Podcast: Mohler Discusses Openly Secular – Awkward

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In today’s episode of Pulpit & Pen, JD answers a few sincere questions and then plays audio from Albert Mohler discussing Openly Secular’s role in a football star “coming out of the closet” as an atheist – which his colleague, SEBTS President Danny Akin endorsed. Awkward. Then, JD discusses Hillsong’s

Monday, 10 August 2015 12:03

40 harmful effects of Christianity – #3

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There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:23

This post is the third in a series that addresses a list of “40 harmful effects of Christianitythat originated on the American Atheists Facebook page and has since

Monday, 10 August 2015 11:23

Sermon: A Tale of Two Lions

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This sermon is from Daniel 7 as a part of the 66 Gospels Sermon Series. A parallel is drawn between Cecil the Lion and our culture’s infatuation with that story and the Lion of Judah, tying in the story of Daniel in the Lion’s Den.

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This really ought to be the final segment in this long saga on Hillsong’s attempt to cover-up their acceptance of homosexuals in ministry and service roles in the NYC congregation. This is the smoking gun, and the bullet fired was straight at the heart of Brian Houston’s moral authority and personal integrity.

The recap: Last week,

Saturday, 08 August 2015 21:26

Sundays Are for Sabbath Rest

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On Making the Lord’s Day Holy from Puritan, Thomas Watson…

The sixth duty wherein we must offer violence to ourselves, is the religious sanctifying of the Lord’s day. That there should be a day of holy rest dedicated to God appears from its institution. ‘Remember to keep holy the Sabbath.’ Our Christian Sabbath

The listeners to the program and readers of the website hang out in a place called “The Pulpit Bunker” on Facebook. This list is just a selection of the posts in the Bunker last week. We work in the field of intelligence, and desire to bring you the information you need to be discerning. You can join the Pulpit Bunker here.

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Saturday, 08 August 2015 20:46

Podcast: Hillsong and Discernment

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In this episode of Pulpit & Pen, JD catches all the pulpiteers up on the Hillsong saga after answering numerous sincere questions. As always, you can listen above or download and listen from SermonAudio or iTunes by clicking the icons below.

 

Authors: JD Hall

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Saturday, 08 August 2015 16:55

Homosexual Couple Contradicts Brian Houston Featured

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In relation to the revelation that a homosexual couple had been involved in their music ministry – one a choir director, the other a choir member – (source link) and according to them “nothing has changed” (source link) since they revealed their homosexuality to Hillsong NYC, Brian Houston made some grossly

Saturday, 08 August 2015 09:20

Oh, You Didn’t Know? Hillsong and the Broadway Boyfriends Featured

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“…many look to our church (Hillsong NYC) as a model of modern Christianity to be emulated.”Josh Canfield, Hillsong NYC Choir Director

It’s an all-too-common occurrence for someone to experience the “coming out” of a homosexual associate, friend, or family member.  However, what’s not often so common

Friday, 07 August 2015 16:17

Persecution in the Pew Featured

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Beheadings of Christians by ISIS. Crosses forcibly torn off churches by the Chinese government. Pastors imprisoned. Believers tortured for leaving Islam or sharing the gospel.

The treatment our brothers and sisters across the globe receive at the hands of pagans is nearly unfathomable. They are made to suffer – simply for claiming the name of

Friday, 07 August 2015 15:53

Hillsong and Homosexuality: The Real Story Featured

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While on my vacation, a bit of a brouhaha erupted over the accuracy of reports that a homosexual couple had been serving in the music ministry at Hillsong NYC. The first report I saw was from a Pulpit Bunker dweller, whose blog reported on the issue here.

The issue seemed clear-cut. Here are the facts:

  • A celebrity homosexual couple (known as the
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 21:55

Rosebrough on Hillsong and Homosexuality Featured

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A small brouhaha stirred as reports circulated (not from Pulpit & Pen, by the way) that a homosexual couple had been engaged in the music ministry at Hillsong, New York. Upon the broad and general claim that “Lentz dealt with this already” (“Like he dealt with Justin Bieber’s unrepentant sin?” I thought), some

Wednesday, 05 August 2015 21:31

Podcast: An Imprecatory Episode

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In today’s program, JD answers several sincere questions and then explains the meaning of “imprecatory” psalms and prayers, and uses abortion as an example.

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