CHURCH: The Road to Nowhere—Middle Church (Mohler, 061003)


THEME: Bob Edgar, General Secretary of the National Council of Churches of Christ (NCC) in the U.S.A, wrote a book claiming that liberal mainline churches (that he called Middle Church) represent true Christianity. But the book is full of contradictions and shows why liberal churches do not believe in the Bible and are losing influence in the world.



When is compromise an unacceptable solution to conflicts?


Edgar says that the Bible does not contain much on abortion and homosexuality. How did Mohler respond?


What is Edgar’s position about the Bible?


From what mistakes that Edgar makes can we know about his knowledge about the Bible?


What is the contradiction in Edgard’s opinion about making moral judgments?


Should Christians avoid being judgmental?




THEOLOGY: The ‘Openness of God’ and the Future of Evangelical Theology (Mohler, 031120)


THEME: The recent theological movement “Open Theism” is a major threat to orthodox theology and may bring disaster to the church.



What is the meaning of “Open Theism”?

Open theists argue for a new model of understanding God’s knowledge—a model that insists that true human freedom requires that God cannot know human decisions in advance. They believe that since the future does not now exist, God cannot know it.


What is the problem for such belief?


Why did they hold such belief?


How does this belief differ from orthodox Christianity?


What interesting conclusion did Mohler make about theology?




APOLOGETICS: Pluralists of the World Unite! (Mohler, 031009)


THEME: Religious pluralists rejects Christian claim of exclusive salvation through Jesus Christ. While they exert some influence even on the Roman Catholic Church and liberal theologians, they will lead only to the loss of faith.



What is religious pluralism?


What do they promote?


How did religious pluralism influence the Roman Catholic Church?


What saying by John Hick did Mohler describe as “sloppy thinking and intellectual dishonesty that marks the pluralist movement?




WORLD: ‘False flag’ theologians: September 11 and conspiracy theories (townhall.com, 060918)


THEME: The Presbyterian Church-USA (PCUSA) published a book by a liberal theologian claiming that the 911 attacks were orchestrated by the Bush administration. While the book lacks credibility, it reflects the regrettable trend of the PCUSA toward liberalism.



What reasons did Griffin support his claims that the 911 attacks were orchestrated by the Bush administration?


What did Griffin propose about the political world?


What is the greater problem with the publication of Griffin’s book?


What did the great Presbyterian theologian Machen say about liberalism?


What is the common thread about these 4 kinds of heterodoxy (deviation from orthodoxy) in these 4 articles: liberal ethics, open theology, religious pluralism, and liberal theology?