Across Christendom – 5/20/10

Here’s another dish of tasty (but occasionally bitter) tidbits from around the Christian world.  Enjoy!

Is the emphasis on numerical church growth putting too much pressure on pastors?

Al Mohler takes a look at the schism rocking the Anglican Communion

Reserve your room for the coming Armageddon!

Powerful quote from AW Pink with added 21st century techno-flair.

Kristine over at Justified interacts with Tim Keller’s teachings from Counterfeit Gods about spiritual adultery.  Her prayer at the end of the article is worth printing out and tucking away in your bible for frequent reference in your prayer life.  I did.

I’m not certain if this whole piece from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is satire or if the ministers interviewed are for real.  I dearly hope it’s all a joke.

Benny Hinn is grooming his heir apparent – 19-yr-old Manasseh Jordon.  He’s got the anointing! Touch not God’s anointed!

Speaking of the Word-Faith movement – here’s an excellent visual demonstration of its theology in practice:

HT: Slaughter of the Sheep

Across Christendom

I’ve decided to introduce a new category here at A Peculiar Pilgrim on a whim, similar in vein to my ‘Random Ramblings’.  While RR is a stream of consciousness about various goings-on in the world and in my personal life,  ‘Across Christendom’ will simply be a collection of links to interesting and relevant articles, posts and quotes from across  the Christian sphere  that have captivated my ADD mind for more than the few milliseconds I usually spend on any given web page. Here are this week’s offerings:

Tim Challies invites you to take a quiz to determine if selected quotes come from Joel Osteen or a fortune cookie.  Me?  I scored 7 out of 12.  I actually thought Joel said them all at one time or another…

A great quote from Dr. Martyn Lloyd Jones about the wisdom (or lack thereof) of the commonly used practice of altar calls.

From the same blog, Lorraine Boettner explains the Gospel.

My good friend and theological cohort over at Spice Mines of Kessel has published the Revised Common Version of the bible. As the title suggests, it is a revised edition of Noah Webster’s 1833 Common Version, with updated words and phrases for easy readability.  A free electronic version is available here. He’s worked hard on this project for the past couple of years, going through FIVE revisions!  Check it out.

Albert Mohler examines a recent column by Washington Post journalist Kathleen Parker and her obvious disdain of the exclusivity of Jesus Christ as the only way of salvation.

I’ll try and do one of these late every week, but I know better than to make any promises.  I’m sure you wouldn’t believe me if I did anyway…

Until next time.