Monthly Archives: October 2015

Moralistic Therapeutic Deism

I’ve heard Al Mohler refer to today’s general and generic understanding of Christianity (by Christian adolescents and young adults) as “moralistic therapeutic deism,” using the terminology of sociologist Christian Smith in his 2005 Soul Searching: The Religious & Spiritual Lives … Continue reading

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A “wretched favorite”: MacArthur on “In the Garden” and similar songs

From John MacArthur: Around the start of the twentieth century, however, church music took a different direction. Musicians and singers without formal pastoral or theological training (such as Ira Sankey and Philip Bliss) became the dominant songwriters in the church. … Continue reading

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