Fiery Logic

My Five Favourite Non-Calvinist Preachers/Writers

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One of my personal gripes with being Calvinist is that f0lks assume you only listen to other Calvinists. Now to a degree, that can’t be helped – a lot of preaching outside of reformed circles is, frankly, the highest grade of wack.  If you want to challenge me on this…I have a looooooong list of names. Or you could watch TBN, GOD TV, The Word Network – nine times out of ten, it’s spiritual garbage. A.W. Tozer  A member of the Christian & Missionary Alliance for many years, I enjoyed reading The Knowledge of the…read more

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A Living Lesson in Why Biblical Manhood Matters

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Facebook is a curious place. You can discover all kinds of comic fodder (like Captain Jean-Luc Picard singing ‘Let It Snow’…seriously, it’s awesome) or be introduced to amazing tools and resources (like Evernote and Pocket). You even get the odd article shared which gets you thinking. An article with the title THE SEXODUS, PART 1: THE MEN GIVING UP ON WOMEN AND CHECKING OUT OF SOCIETY will most likely do that. (Warning: there is one occurrence of less than appropriate language right at the start. Apart from that, it’s interesting…read more

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The Curse Motif of the Atonement

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On my way to work this morning, as my Dad drove, I listened to Premier Radio, which is the Christian radio station here in the London and the South East of England. The topic was on the Cross and the radio host and guest both made such a hack job of dealing with the subject that I tweeted about it on my way to work: Listening to Premier Radio – why is it that folks never accurately represent penal substitution when they disagree? — Kofi Adu-Boahen (@ACupofKofi) October 28, 2014…read more

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The Armour of the Adversary

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I’m currently reading a modernised version of John Bunyan’s classic allegory The Holy War.  Apparently this particular version is out-of-print but the Tabernacle Bookshop presents another modern edition that could be helpful. One part of the book that struck me was when Diabolus (the Devil), the giant who had taken over the city of Mansoul, addressed the people and prepared for the coming of the forces of King Shaddai (God the Father) as he sought to reclaim his beloved city. As the speech winds to a close, Diabolus goes into the “armour” he…read more

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My Encounter of Two of “Jehovah’s Witnesses”

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Usually on a Wednesday morning, I’d be at college doing my professional training but this morning, I had a delivery to wait for and so I couldn’t make it in for the morning. I’m in my room just reading the Word and waiting for the door to go off when someone knocks. I rushed down the stairs…only to meet two nicely-dressed ladies with warm smiles. Yep…two of “Jehovah’s Witnesses” – right at my front door. One of the ladies began what sounded like a well-researched pitch about the environment and…read more

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A Word to (Some) of My (Fellow) Internet Calvinists

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I’ve wrestled with how to say what I’m about to say for close to a year and a half. If there is one group of people who generally fail at self-criticism, it would probably be Reformed folks. Even now, I’m sure some people are preparing their copies of The Institutes of the Christian Religion to launch at me in a manner consistent with causing bodily harm but hear me out first. First off, this is not an anti-Reformed rant. I am a card-carrying five-point-Calvinist with a great appreciation for historical,…read more

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Top 10 Books That Have Influenced Me (6-10)

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Cracking on with my list of 10 books that have influenced me… A Body of Divinity by Thomas Watson: I have spent more money in either buying this or replacing personal copies of this book than any other book. It’s that kind of book. I first heard about this book through the recommendation of my previous pastor, Dr Peter Masters of the Metropolitan Tabernacle. True story: he told me to sell a shirt and buy one! As someone who I held (and still hold) in incredibly high regard, I picked…read more

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Top 10 Books That Have Influenced Me (1-5)

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There’s this thing that has been going round on Facebook asking folks to list 10 books that have personal meaning to you and so I thought I’d post ten of “those books”, books that have left their fingerprints all over me. The list is no particular order. Ashamed of the Gospel: When the Church Becomes Like The World: I was 19 and a member at the Metropolitan Tabernacle when I borrowed this from the Doctrine Class library. I got home that evening and decided to read a chapter before bed….read more

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Tuesday Tunes – 26th August

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After a month-long hiatus, Tuesday Tunes is back and it’s another jazz-inspired jam from DJ Sorama called Shooting Stars. By the way, I do take suggestions for Tuesday Tunes. Hit me up on Facebook or Twitter to plug your recommendation. It might land on here one Tuesday morning

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