The Diminished Church of the Truncated Gospel.

Jonathan David Faulkner Editors Note: Due to length a section on examples from the Statement of Social Justice was removed from this article and will be published at a later date.  There is a new statement going around, a follow up to the controversial “Nashville Statement” that made its rounds on the internet last year, …

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Seminarians: Maintain your Hobbies.

Jonathan David Faulkner I love the yearly ice-breakers professors do, especially those that force you to get to know something about your classmates. One of my professors has you fill out an entire notecard full of information like what denomination you came from, what you hope to get out of this course, what is your …

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Why A Pastors Suicide Should Make Us Rethink Seminary.

Jonathan David Faulkner Note: This article will be considered the beginning of the seminary year advice piece.   I want to start this off with a disclosure: The following article is in no way meant to politicize the tragic death of Pastor Andrew Stoecklien, I did not know him and have no connection to him …

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LIFE UPDATE 3: Vacations & the Beginning of The Final Year.

Jonathan David Faulkner   Northfield MA. This morning I find myself sitting at my In-Laws kitchen table with Hebrew Syntax and Vocab sitting next to me while the late Bibleworks boots up so I can do some Hebrew translation. Meanwhile, Wolves At the Gate streams through my headphones and my coffee sits next to me. …

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MacArthur’s Comments on Social Justice: Why He’s Half-Right on Matthew 5:13-16

Jonathan David Faulkner If you have been following me for awhile you know that I tend to take a hard line stand on the churches involvement in society. The Church is given the Gospel and is meant to live out that Gospel in every sphere. Now, how we do that I generally leave up to …

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A “Troubled History” Should Not Mean Total Rejection

Jonathan Faulkner I have heard the phrase now so many times in conversation with liberal friends and centrist friends alike. I even came across it as the title of a major article on a historical figure. You may have heard it, if you are of my more left-wing readers you may have even said it. …

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Why Didn’t the Awakenings Bring About an End to Slavery?

Jonathan David Faulkner   It seems like a harmless enough question, although I should know by now that there is no such thing when discussing reconciliation and American History. When Pastor Bryan Lorritts asked it I felt myself rouse for a fight. After all, I am a historian of that time period and though I …

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Life Update 2: CCCC Conference, this Crazy Life and a BIG announcement.

  Wow, what a month July was…and beginning to August for that matter. We started our journey into pulpit supply on July 1 by preaching at a small church in Dunstable MA. Then spent a week with Rachel’s family, had two normal weeks and then this past week has been one of the busiest I …

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Horizontal & Vertical – The Ephesians 2 Paradigm

  Jonathan David Faulkner   Let me start by saying this idea did not originate with me, I have long advocated for it, especially here, but I have longed for good terminology for what I have come to believe scripture is teaching us concerning reconciliation and have struggled to find it until last week when …

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LIFE UPDATE: Website Changes, Beginning Job Searches, Health and Wellness, life after February 20th.

The following is an brief, personal update from me about life in general, changes to the website and future changes in life.   HAMILTON MA. God has never ceased to amaze me, yesterday I was riding alongside Gordon College’s Chebacco (spelling) Lake watching the sun rise before returning to my bike and completing the 7 …

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