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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Monday, 24 August 2015 05:15

40 Harmful Effects of Christianity – #5

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“Do not turn to mediums or spiritists; do not seek them out to be defiled by them. I am the Lord your God.” Leviticus 19:31

This post is the fifth in a series that addresses a list of “40 harmful effects of Christianity” that originated on the American Atheists Facebook page and has since made its way around the internet. In

Sunday, 23 August 2015 23:58

Podcast: All About Charismania

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JD answers a few sincere questions, and then gets into a charismatic’s article at The Gospel Herald, honoring the crazy guy who stood up to interrupt John MacArthur last Sunday.

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Saturday, 22 August 2015 14:56

No Dogs Go to Heaven

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When I was kid a popular animated movie called All Dogs Go to Heavenwas released.   The protagonist of the story is a German Shepherd named Charlie who runs a riverboat Casino with his partner, a bulldog named Carface.  At the beginning of the film, Carface murders Charlie in order to gain full control of their business and its

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Josh Duggar, Scumbaggery and the Gospel &ndash

Thursday, 20 August 2015 23:14

Podcast: Josh Duggar Scandal. Now What?

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On today’s program, JD fields a sincere question (kinda) from a critic, talks about that epic piece from John Oliver going after prosperity preachers, plays a clip from Hillsong addressing the gay controversy, discusses Josh Duggar’s Ashley Madison scandal and then, Governor Kasich in the Downgrade.

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Thursday, 20 August 2015 18:39

Josh Duggar, Scumbaggery, and the Gospel Featured

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Josh Duggar is a serial adulterer. Josh Duggar is a child fondler.

There, I said…er, wrote it.

When I heard that the Ashley Madison website (a prominent website that facilitates spouses cheating on one another, for those of you who don’t read the news or aren’t addicted to porn) had been hacked several weeks ago, I knew that a

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 23:05

Podcast: I’m not Psychic. I’m a Prophet.

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On today’s program, JD answers several sincere questions and then plays clips of prophecy from both Pat Robertson and Jim Baker. Then, JD discusses the evangelical intelligentsia.

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Monday, 17 August 2015 18:15

Sermon: Playing the Whore

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This sermon is from Hosea 1-3, as a part of the 66 Gospels Sermon Series. As always, you can listen above or download and listen at SermonAudio or iTunes by clicking the icons below.

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Monday, 17 August 2015 14:13

Who Are the Evangelical Intelligentsia? Featured

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If you have followed Pulpit & Pen for any amount of time, you’ve heard or seen me use the phrase, “Evangelical Intelligentsia.” The first time I used that term was on Twitter in response to Manhattan Declaration director and ecumenist, Eric Teetsel, in response to his defense of Ed Stetzer’s peddling of heresy and

On today’s episode, JD answers several sincere questions – including one from a Calvinist who was about to marry an Arminian, plays a clip of a prophet interrupting Grace Community Church yesterday, a clip from Jon Wimber, and in the Downgrade discusses Leighton Flowers’ claim that God’s sovereignty is not an eternal

Saturday, 15 August 2015 12:37

Bunker Intelligence Report for August 9-15, 2015

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Ben Carson not sure when life begins,

Friday, 14 August 2015 01:04

Podcast: GOP Candidates and Questions

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On today’s program, JD answers numerous sincere questions, and then discusses different answers from GOP political candidates on religious questions.

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Remember Dr. Ben Carson, the Seventh Day Adventist that David Uth and other SBC leaders pushed so hard for to speak at the 2015 Convention? You know, the one that those pesky “Calvinistic” bloggers “bullied” Willy Rice into dropping from the line-up?

Uth, a convention leader and speaker said this,

I was hopeful that our

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.

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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

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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.

 

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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