Tag Archives: C.J. Mahaney

Gospel Coalition (TGC) Shows Tullian Tchividjian the Door

Here is the Janet Mefferd interview of Tullian Tchividjian after he spoke out against Sovereign Grace Ministries and C.J. Mahaney’s knowledge of the SGM sex scandal – and subsequently was given the “left foot” of fellowship by TGC who has protected CJ from the beginning. “Give me a break.  These people [Mahaney & Layman], they’re […]

Mark Dever Praises Embattled C.J. Mahaney

Mark Dever and other leaders came to Louisville, Kentucky recently to preach at C.J. Mahaney’s church. All of them, as expected, gave their full support. A few transcribed lines: “What a joy this is.  It’s a particular privilege to be here.  . . . We know a number of the brothers and sisters involved here.   […]

What is the spirit behind this performance?

A feature of New Calvinism is that it mixes the holy with the profane, and this, in my opinion, is because there is no fear of God before their eyes. The embedded video is an example of New Calvinist worship in practice. The scene is The Resolved Conference (2008) of John MacArthur’s Grace Community Church, […]

May 24

Mohler, Dever, Duncan, Carson, Taylor, DeYoung, Aiken Support of C.J. Mahaney

Well, statements of support have been issued by the elite regarding the drawn out scandal that is Sovereign Grace Ministries. D. A. Carson, Justin Taylor and Kevin DeYoung have issued a statementsupporting their friend C. J. Mahaney, while Al Mohler, Mark Dever, and Ligon Duncan have issued a similar statement expressing their love for and […]

Rumors of Pending Resignation of SGM’s CJ Mahaney and John Loftness

From Brent Detweiler on Sunday, March 3, 2013: “When will the lying stop?  The letter you wrote the SGM pastors about John Loftness’ resignation was not truthful and now you are doing the same with the letter regarding C.J.’s upcoming resignation.  You need to stop dead in your tracks and start over!  This time write […]

Resolved 2012: A Herd of Unseen Elephants

This years promo video for the Resolved 2012 Conference is interesting in a number of ways, and I won’t even talk about how the promo looks like the latest blockbuster release from 20th Century Fox….well, guess I just did, never mind. First of all, let’s be clear on at least this much: I’m not against […]

The Reformed Downgrade: Exposing New Calvinism

Here is a highly recommended program series you need to hear if you desire a greater understanding of the dangers of the New Calvinism movement. 1. The first is entitled There Are No More Puritans! This program profiles key leaders of the movement and highlights some of their erroneous beliefs and teachings. Among those profiled […]

C.J. Mahaney Successor, Joshua Harris, Resigns from Board of Sovereign Grace Ministries

Harris succeeded the embattled C.J. Mahaney as pastor of the denomination’s flagship church in Maryland. He and the Sovereign Grace board issued a joint statement saying Harris‘ departure from the board was a mutual decision. Oh, how the mighty are falling? Apparently, Joshua disagreed with the SGM board statement regarding Mahaney. Let’s hope this entire […]

MacDonald & Mahaney: Grace Through The Humble To The Humble

Steve Lawson On Studying God’s Word


Why God Does Not Delight In Non-Christian Art

 This post is a response to Tony Reinke’s article “Does God Delight In non-Christian Art?” in which he concluded with a ‘Yes!” Tony is editorial and research assistant to C.J. Mahaney. The article was written apparently after Mr. Reinke was influenced by Richard Mouw’s work He Shines In All That’s Fair: Culture and Common Grace, […]

C.J. Mahaney: Creativity In Worship

At the WorshipGod 2009 conference. C.J. Mahaney and Bob Kauflin talk about the role of creativity in corporate worship.

The Merger of Calvinism And Worldliness

The title alone seems an oxymoron, doesn’t it? Calvinism merging with worldliness? Say it isn’t so. Ah, but have we forgotten about the ‘new’ Calvinism, with it’s charismatic grandeur, loud hip-hop and rap music used in conferences, services etc. Have the leaders in the forefront of the much heralded Calvinism resurgence adopted the ways of […]

A Video Review of Resolved ’09

Just in case you were not able to attend the Resolved 2009 Conference, here’s a little taste. You can find the messages from John Piper, Rick Holland, John MacArthur, Steve Lawson, and C.J. Mahaney here. Enjoy. – JT   Day 1: Day 2: Day 3: Day 4:

MP3’s From Resolved ’09 Conference

Here are the available .mp3 audio messages from Resolved ’09. Note: You can click the link to download it, or, if ‘snap-shots’ is enabled, just hover over the link and play from the snap-shot window, much easier. Session 1  Rick Holland:   The War Against Your Soul Session 2  Steve Lawson: Blessed Bancruptcy Session 3  C.J. […]

Resolved Conference Starts Today, Live Stream Video Available

    Resolved ‘09 begins today, and thanks to Phil Johnson, we have a surprise announcement: All sessions will be available by live stream video. Speakers this year include John Piper, C.J. Mahaney, Steve Lawson, John MacArthur and Rick Holland. Note: You do have to register to get the live feed, but I’m sure it […]

Mark Driscoll Responds To Phil Johnson

After receiving a letter from Phil Johnson, Mark Driscoll responds…sort of. Is it helpful? Yes, it is, sort of. However, this video was originally posted prior to John MacArthur’s so very public rebuke, and, I might add, does not address the issues MacArthur brought up in the SoS posts. Driscoll states regarding the language issue: “For […]

Why Haven’t Piper And Mahaney Responded To John MacArthur’s Request To Address Mark Driscoll?

I’ve been spending a good deal of time trying to process all that I have heard, seen and read concerning Mark Driscoll. While I view the many videos and audio available by Mark, there is much that puzzles and disturbs me, and often, I even find myself saying ‘Amen!’ to the man’s statements. Then again, […]

John MacArthur: Ask Piper and Mahaney Why They Haven’t Addressed Mark Driscoll

NOTE: The latest post on this issue can be found here. In part 4 of the ‘Rape of Solomon’s Song’ Dr. John MacArthur addressed the need for Mark Driscoll, and his less-than-savory speech to be not only noted, but responded to by John Piper and C.J. Mahaney, as well as others. As Dr. MacArthur stated, “Enough is […]

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