“Ring out the false. Ring in the true.”
Alfred Lord Tennyson
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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM TWW!!!
I still shake my head when I reminisce about my words to Dee before we ever launched this blog (almost nine years ago!) I told her my greatest concern was that I didn’t think there would be enough to discuss on an ongoing basis. Little did we know what was to come in Christendom. There is now so much to write about that we can barely keep up!
We are grateful for you, our loyal readers, and we appreciate your thoughtful comments and helpful suggestions. It is your input that makes The Wartburg Watch so meaningful to so many.
Previously, we have enjoyed going through our posts at years end and seeing which of them generated a lot of discussion. It’s been fun going through our 238 posts of 2017, which includes 52 weekly EChurch posts, and pulling out the ones with the most comments.
I have grouped the posts that are related in case you would like to read them for the first time or once again.
Dee has written a series of interesting posts concerning John Piper.
John Piper’s Recent Confession: Corporate Worship Saved His Marriage
John Piper and Friends ‘Tripping on the Masculine Feel’ of Christianity
John Piper Has Trouble Dealing With the Disturbing, Yet Sovereign, Creation of Tatas
John Piper Flirts With the Boundaries of Child Abuse. He Wants You to Sacrifice Your Kid’s Safety and Life for the Great Commission
Sola Pipera! John Piper Says Sola Fide Doesn’t Cut it and Then Seems to *Cook the Books.*
Dee also wrote a series of posts regarding the suicide of Iain Campbell, a Scottish pastor
Calvinist Leader Dr. Iain Campbell Dies by Suicide Amidst Allegations of Affairs and an Out of Wedlock Child. His Wife Gets Blamed!
Looking Further at Iain Campbell and Others: What is a Dishonest Hypocrite?
Breaking News: Dr. Iain Campbell: Guilty!
Yours truly wrote a number of posts discussing those whom we refer to as ‘Calvinistas’ (aka New Calvinists)
Some Young Calvinists Are Misrepresenting and Even Bashing Arminianism According to Roger Olson
Church Takeover Success Using Strategies From the Calvinista Playbook
How to Spot a Calvinista Pastor – Are These Some of the Clues?
Did Jesus Die For Everyone or Just the Elect? – Kevin DeYoung Defines ‘Limited Atonement’
CBMW Publishes Its Nashville Statement – Some Are Asking Why Now?
Kevin Giles on the Rise and Fall of the Complementarian Doctrine of the Trinity
Kevin Giles on Complementarians Who Now Reject Wayne Grudem’s View of The Trinity
Dee’s thought-provoking post on pastors meant a lot to our readers (see below)
The Founders Say We Need Calvinist Pastors. I Say We Just Need Loving, Christian Pastors
Here are some other posts that garnered much commentary
Jane’s Traumatic Rape and Subsequent Mistreatment at John MacArthur’s ‘The Masters College’ (now University)
Tim Keller to Step Down as Senior Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian to Pursue Teaching Role
The Billy Graham Rule Doesn’t Work for Most Who Participate in Today’s Society
R.C. Sproul Jr Is Now A Convicted Felon Alcoholic and Is One Step Away From Tragedy
Finally, if you haven’t read the following post it is definitely worth your while.
How a Letter Meant to Hurt Dee in her Church and Community Gave Her a Precious Gift Instead
No doubt there will be even more to discuss during 2018, and we look forward to discovering what lies in store. Please keep us in your prayers!