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Daily Roundup – 5/27/2015

Did the Duggars’ Fundamentalism Cause Sexual Abuse? Not So Fast

Now that the sexual abuse allegations against Josh Duggar have resurfaced and made the news, many people are inquiring whether the Duggars’ belief system perpetuates sexual abuse. In light of other high-profile sexual abuse scandals among the Duggars’ associates—most notably Doug Phillips and Bill Gothard—it would be surprising if critics of Christian fundamentalism didn’t look for a theological smoking gun. But I actually want to urge some caution here.

Hillsong pastor: If you don’t like our song, don’t sing it

Hillsong Church’s Pastor Robert Fergusson has committed to praising God continuously even when it hurts, and he candidly explains why.

In Hillsong’s new album called Empires, there’s a new track with lyrics that go: “Even when it hurts like hell, I’ll praise you.

Why I Couldn’t Join Most Churches…and what you should look for in a church

Church Square

Dr. Randy White If I were not a pastor, I would have a very difficult time finding a church. I find apostasy to be almost at an epidemic level in the modern church. Here’s why it would be difficult for me to find a church: The doctrinal statements are weak (if they exist at all) I don’t understand why a…

A BRIDE FOR THE GROOM: The Missing Person in the Culture Wars About Marriage

bride of the lamb

Jesus made the jarring statement that in the age to come marriage among humans would come to an end: “When the dead rise, they will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.” What circumstances could possibly bring about the cessation of a long history of marriage among men and women?

The answer is that after the resurrection a marriage will take place between Jesus Christ and His Bride – the marriage supper of the Lamb. All of history has been moving toward the consummation of Christ’s marriage to His Bride – believers from every people group on the earth.