Tenth Avenue North & Returning Relevancy to CCM

Jonathan David Faulkner There was a time in Christian Music when the writers of the songs addressed real matters, wrote deep songs about everything from raising teenagers to the struggle of those living in poverty. A multitude and plethora of topics with the occasional praise chorus mixed in. That was a great day when the …

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Asking the Right Question: The Deficiency in Current Theological Education

  Jonathan Faulkner   I have spent, almost, the last ten years of my life participating in theological education in some matter or another. Most of that time has been as a student, however, some of that has been teaching deep dive Sunday School classes on 1st Timothy and Isaiah or laboring as a pastor …

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Dominion Theology: An overview of a Great Evil of Church History.

Jonathan David Faulkner   Editor’s Note: This article is not discussing Theonomy, though God’s Heart rejects theonomy as a plausible governmental structure in a Post-Fall World. This article focuses on the roots of Dominion Theology in the Classical Sense and the evils perpetrated in its application. No attempt was made to engage the modern definition …

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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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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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