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Fundamentalism, Conviction, Courage and Biblical Authority

At the end of December of 2000 I arrived in Albertville, France, with just enough French to identify myself and be courteous—bonjour, s'il vous plaît, et merci. I had enrolled for a twelve-month language course in an evangelical missionary language school about an hour and twenty minutes south of Geneva in the foothills of the [...]

Fundamentalism, Conviction, Courage and Biblical Authority 2017-02-23T18:07:37+00:00

A. W. Pink: The Pioneer of a Modern Reformation (Pt. 2: The Fruit of Faithful Study)

A. W. Pink (1886-1952) By all accounts the life of A. W. Pink is a phenomenon. John MacLeod, in his spiritual history of the Ilse of Lewis (Banner of the West, 2010), where the Pinks spent their last days and where they are both buried, is not at all favorable to Arthur Pink [...]

A. W. Pink: The Pioneer of a Modern Reformation (Pt. 2: The Fruit of Faithful Study) 2017-02-23T18:07:37+00:00

A. W. Pink: The Pioneer of a Modern Reformation (Pt. 1: A String of Failures)

The past sixty years in the evangelical church has witnessed a deepening interest in reformed literature and a resurgence of reformed theology; it is, in some respects, a modern Reformation. Much of this has been attributed to the ministry of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899–1981) of Westminster Chapel, London. There is no doubt that Dr. Lloyd-Jones [...]

A. W. Pink: The Pioneer of a Modern Reformation (Pt. 1: A String of Failures) 2017-02-23T18:07:48+00:00

Fundamentalism and the New Conservative Evangelical Identity

In previous articles I have tried to address some of the problems with fundamentalism. I have not been—nor should anyone be—afraid to face these hard issues head-on, to admit the difficulties, and to attempt to correct them. Five of the seven churches in Asia Minor had rebuke-worthy faults mingled with virtues in Revelation 2 and [...]

Fundamentalism and the New Conservative Evangelical Identity 2017-03-10T03:24:22+00:00

Understanding the Powerful Personalities of Fundamentalism

On Easter Sunday evening in 1990 when I was a zealous seventeen year old, a few friends and I made the fifteen-minute drive to a more informal after-meeting for the youth in Dr. Paisley’s church in east Belfast, Northern Ireland. That was a big year for us young fundamentalists. In July the World Congress of [...]

Understanding the Powerful Personalities of Fundamentalism 2017-02-23T18:07:58+00:00

Fundamentalism’s Silent Moderate Majority

In the first article in this series I spoke of the legacy that the early fundamentalist movement has left to the evangelical church and suggested that conservative evangelicals enjoy better days today because of the fundamentalist struggle. I still believe that, and in later articles I will show the benefits and blessings of fundamentalism [...]

Fundamentalism’s Silent Moderate Majority 2017-02-23T18:07:58+00:00

Is Fundamentalism Chasing Its Own Tail?

For the past forty years or more fundamentalism has struggled with its own existence. During that time fundamentalists have been discussing the nature and the future of a movement that was intended to defend the truth, but that has—some would argue—developed into a cold, impotent, and isolated subdivision of the evangelical church. This might [...]

Is Fundamentalism Chasing Its Own Tail? 2017-02-23T18:07:59+00:00

The Fly in the Fundamentalist Ointment

A few years ago, when Dr. Paisley made, what some saw as uncharacteristic political choices, the whole of Britain and Ireland, indeed the world media, buzzed with the news. I also was surprised, and, like a good Ulsterman and expat, I had my opinions. Ironically, I was in Northern Ireland at the time doing [...]

The Fly in the Fundamentalist Ointment 2017-02-23T18:07:59+00:00

The Dangers of the Fundamentalist Mentality

A number of years ago I was speaking in a church on the subject of salvation. I made the point, as a side note, that salvation is not a one-time event, but that it is a process. In fact, the New Testament speaks of salvation using all of the tenses---past, present/continuous, and future, “I [...]

The Dangers of the Fundamentalist Mentality 2017-02-23T18:07:59+00:00

The Achilles Heel of Fundamentalism

Fundamentalism never wavered from its original purpose to defend the faith. This was its greatest virtue and the reason for its success in leaving us “better days.” Despite the merits of fundamentalism, however, and its evident success, the movement developed quite a prominent Achilles heel. As I said at the beginning, fundamentalism was an [...]

The Achilles Heel of Fundamentalism 2017-02-23T18:07:59+00:00
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