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Confronting the Culture of Death

Pastor Jeff Durbin, of Apologia Church, took over the Dividing Line. Jeff spends time discussing the history of the Pro-life movement and his own personal history of getting involved in ministry at the abortion-mills. He plays through a clip of an encounter he had while ministering outside of a clinic in Tempe and he talks a bit about how he believes we should move forward as local churches in this area. You can get more information at

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Preacher: Preach the Word (Part 2)

Pastor John Samson ( & returns to guest host today’s Dividing Line broadcast and continues his teaching on expository preaching. How the Bible is handled in a service often reveals far more about a church’s true beliefs regarding Scripture, rather than a statement of faith found on a website. Today’s teaching is a summons to make God’s word central in the life and ministry of the church.

In the video John refers to “homework.” You can find that here:

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Why Celebrate the Reformation? Reason 187: Rome’s Marian Dogmas

Aside from a few technical hiccups and a bit of wandering about, spent pretty much the entire hour on Rome’s Marian teachings, looking in particular at where they came from.  I read from such sources as the Odes of Solomon, the Ascension of Isaiah, and especially from The Protevangelium of James.  Be warned!  Some of this material is a bit difficult to listen to.  You almost never hear Roman Catholic apologists reading these sources, and there’s a reason for it!

This will be my last DL until probably June 6th!  Please pray for this extended overseas trip that begins Saturday, and especially for the debate next Monday evening in London.

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Twisting Words, Two Examples

For the first half hour we played Hank Hanegraaff’s comments in which he said I twist people’s words to make them say the opposite of what they actually intended, and responded.  In the second we read through part of Jonathan Merritt’s defense of Jen Hatmaker and once again wrestled with the issues that compromising Evangelicalism presents to us today.

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