The Seven Deadly Sins in a Digital Age: 3. Greed

Article by   November 2014
Given what I have said in the last installment about Gluttony, you might well be wondering what we could possibly say about the distinctive shape of Greed in a digital age. Digital content, by its nature, cannot be possessed in the way that the traditional objects of avarice can; not only is it physically insubstantial, but it is limitlessly replicable, much to the dismay of the music industry. Whatever our attempts to extend the logic of ownership to digital content via intellectual property agreements, the fact remains that such content is essentially consumed (without limit) rather than possessed, inasmuch as possession pressupposes a certain scarcity. continue

Origen on Scripture

I've been doing a little reading in Origen's On First Principles today (written sometime before 225). It's a scandalous work on several counts, but is likely the first attempt at a systematic exposition of the faith in the post-apostolic era and...
Posted November 21, 2014 @ 9:21 PM by Bruce Baugus
TOPICS: Origen, Scripture

Semper reformanda, numquam reformata

This month's edition of Tabletalk magazine features an impressive lineup of church historians (namely, Bob Godfrey, Carl Trueman, and Scott Clark) discussing the historical origins -- as well as popular uses and abuses -- of the slogan "reformed, [and] always...
Posted November 21, 2014 @ 1:24 PM by Aaron Denlinger

Weak on Holiness

A recent post on Reformation21 was removed by the author. But thanks be to the Aquila "Report" (quotes mine), republication is truly well and alive. The author on the Aquila "Report" takes issue with a certain Ref21 blogger for undermining good...
Posted November 21, 2014 @ 11:04 AM by Mark Jones

A Minister and His Flock

In my mind, the only person fully equipped to be a mega-church pastor is Christ, who knows all of his sheep by name. He alone, by his Spirit, can minister to each of his sheep. He alone, by his Spirit,...
Posted November 20, 2014 @ 2:29 PM by Mark Jones

The Bible is the 17th best Christian book published in 2014

And so it begins - websites with their books of the year. I expect Ref 21 will get on the bandwagon soon enough, however it seems Monergism are first out of the traps with their top 50 and you'll be...
Posted November 20, 2014 @ 9:25 AM by Paul Levy
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Are Rewards a Valid Motivation for Sanctification?

It seems that every generation of the church sees a struggle to rightly define Christian sanctification.  This happens in part because of the importance of the subject.  Sanctification is the present tense of salvation for those who have believed; it...
Posted November 19, 2014 @ 3:52 PM by Rick Phillips
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Working Together - Alliance via ExtraordinaryGive

On November 21st, you can support the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals with the Extraordinary Give program. Any donation made online at ExtraGive will be stretched by up to $250,000 from the Lancaster County Community Foundation and their presenting sponsors. Plus,...
Posted November 19, 2014 @ 2:21 PM by Robert Brady
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Fred Zaspel interviews Rob Ventura

Alliance friend and speaker Fred Zaspel of Books at a Glance interviews Rob Ventura & Brian Borgman, authors of Spiritual Warfare: A Biblical & Balanced Perspective.      Pastors Brian Borgman (Grace Community Church in Minden, NV) and Rob Ventura (Grace...
Posted November 18, 2014 @ 8:58 PM by Robert Brady
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