This section deals with theology questions and provides numerous links.
Phil Steiger recently posted a comment about my review of Dan Kimball's The Emerging Church, which is how I found his site, Every Thought Captive: A set of reflections on the contemporary church, culture, Christian philosophy and doctrine. Lots of good stuff to peruse!
Christian Unplugged is a very cool-looking site with excellent content.
Although New Perspectivism isn't synonymous with the Federal Vision, they both offer a new paradigm for justification. The 2005 Auburn Avenue Pastors Conference (Federal Vision leadership) features NPP leader N. T. Wright, so the lines continue to blur. Closely related to that is the topic of the imputation of Christ's righteousness. For now, I'll lump it all together until there's enough material or reason to separate it out.
For an introduction to the term "imputation," read Faith and the Imputation of Righteousness by John Piper. For an opposing view, see Don Garlington's response to Piper's book Counted Righteous in Christ.
The Paul Page offers numerous articles (both supportive of, and opposed to, NPP).
See The Attractions of the New Perspective(s) on Paul by J. Ligon Duncan for a good introduction to the subject. I agree with Duncan's concerns.
Another excellent source with lots of links is the Monergism.org page titled A Critical Look at the New Perspective on Justification (N.T. Wright).
There are strange things afoot at Southern Seminary. James White addresses the situation arising from professor Mark Seifrid's book, Christ, Our Righteousness.
9 Marks addresses Rick Warren's Purpose-Driven ministry on their reviews page. I may address it myself in the future, but for now, see what 9 Marks has to say.
My little rant called Sledgehammers, Strippers & The Purpose-Driven Life really has very little to do with Rick Warren.
The "emergent" buzzword won't be going away any time soon. I've been doing quite a bit of reading on the subject and hope to write a fairly lengthy essay on the subject as well. For those new to the topic, think "postmodern meets--and sometimes assimilates--evangelical Christianity."
For now, read my review of Dan Kimball's The Emerging Church. Then visit a leading emergent website, Emergent Village, and for a look at the more extreme wing of the emergent movement, read my review of The Post-Evangelical and read my rant about Church at the Bar.
For a ton of articles (4,700 at last count) on a variety of religious topics, albeit often from a more liberal view than I hold, visit Religion-Online.
See the college-oriented Boundless webzine for some thought-provoking articles.
For two impressive collections of Reformed resources, visit the polished and professional threshold and Grace Online Library sites.
The Theologian is an "internet journal for integrated theology" from England that offers resources from a conservative evangelical perspective.
John Piper of Desiring God Ministries is currently my favorite preacher.
I really enjoy the Prof's Soapbox, articles by respected Greek scholar and New Testament professor Daniel B. Wallace.
Quodlibet is "the online journal of Christian philosophy and theology."
The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals offers resources from a Reformed perspective.
Don Carson writes and preaches with great insight. Read this article on "why the doctrine of the love of GOD must be judged difficult."
The late Dr. Greg Bahnsen was a tremendous debator and teacher. His materials are available from the Covenant Media Foundation.
Growing Kids God's Way has been a controversial program for years. Here are some helpful resources.
Henry Blackaby's Experiencing God has been a bestseller for some time, impacting millions of Christians. I've got some reservations about his approach. Here are a couple of related articles:
What's Wrong With 'Experiencing God'? by Greg Koukl
Experiencing the Teaching of Henry Blackaby by Thomas Williamson
I also think that the "Alpha Course" has received too much reckless praise from the evangelical community. Click below for articles that raise questions about it:
The Alpha Course Examined by Tim Chapman.
The Alpha Course: Final Answer or Fatal Atraction? by by G. Richard Fisher
The Alpha Course by Chris Hand
The Alpha Course: Is It Bible-Based Or Hell-Inspired? by Paul Fitton
Cross+Word is the home site of the Chapman article. Click here for their numerous resources on topics related to controversial movements on the fringes of evangelicalism.
As Cornelius Van Til once said, midgets can see a long way when seated on the shoulders of giants. There are no greater theological giants (good and bad) than can be found in Phillip R. Johnson's collection of Theology From A Bunch Of Dead Guys. This is a must site for anyone with an interest in theological scholarship.
Jonathan Edwards was one of the most brilliant and spiritual men in American history.The JonathanEdwards.com site is a wonderful source of information about this amazing man.
You could spend decades learning from "The Prince of Preachers," Charles Haddon Spurgeon.
The Christian Classics Ethereal Library includes the Early Church Fathers, a 38-volume collection of writings from the first 800 years of the Church. There's enough here that you could probably spend the rest of your life studying the works in this library.
The KJV Only movement is cultic in its fanaticism. Most adherents simply refuse to look at reality and will ignore any evidence offered against their view. Here are some useful links:
James White has many articles on his KJV Only page. Listen to his KJV-Only debates.
Read Daniel Wallace's Why I Do Not Think the King James Bible Is the Best Translation Available Today.
The Rational Christian has a King James Only Debate page.
The Lion of Judah site offers numerous links on its KJV-Only page. I disagree with some of their other positions, but the links here are useful.
I have worked with Mormon friends both in California and Colorado. I still get Christmas letters from my Mormon friend and former software publisher, so although I disagree with Mormon theology, I don't want to be seen as attacking LDS members in any sort of ad hominem way. I prefer calm discussions about differences of belief, and I don't support groups who mock LDS beliefs and practices of the past or present.
Visit the official Latter Day Saints site to read church publications and their Scriptures: the Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price.
For the Journal of Discourses and additional literature not in the current LDS "canon," visit the TLC Reference Library, provided by the Kingdom of Zion, a Mormon splinter group claiming to be the only true church.
The All About Mormons site provides materials from a Mormon perspective, including responses to criticism.
Alpha & Omega Ministries has a Mormonism section, plus an audio debate between James White and Mormon apologist Van Hale.
Bill McKeever's Mormonism Research Ministry offers numerous useful articles.
Excellent information on early Mormonism can be found at Walter Martin's Religious InfoNet. Additional written and audio resources are on the Kingdom of the Cults page.
Visit the official Watchtower & Tract Society site to learn more about the Jehovah's Witnesses.
Randall Watters worked at Watchtower (JW) headquarters from 1974-1980. His websites offer a great deal of material on past and present Jehovah's Witnesses practice and doctrine.
Written and audio resources may be found on the Kingdom of the Cults page.
See Alpha & Omega Ministries for information about the teachings of the Roman Catholic church. I have RC friends and believe there are true believers in the Roman Catholic church, but I have major problems with much of their doctrine. To hear Dr. James White debate several Catholic apologists, visit Strait Gate.