The Nature of Heresy

Martin Downes discusses the nature of heresy. This is a clip from Christ the Center episode 84. Read more from Martin Downes and many other respected theologians in his book Risking the Truth: Handling Error in the Church.

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Truth and Error in the Church

The Christ the Center panelists revisit with Rev. Martin Downes, minister of Christ Church Deeside in north Wales, about his new book Risking the Truth: Handling Error in the Church (Christian Focus). The nature of error and heresy is delineated and the best approach to handling it pastorally in the life of the local congregation and in the larger church is discussed at length. The interview format of the book is also considered. This is an enjoyable conversation about perennial issues in the life of the church.
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Allison, C. The Cruelty of Heresy: An Affirmation of Christian Orthodoxy. Harrisburg PA: Moorehouse Pub., 1994.

Charnock, Stephen. Selections from the Discourses of S. Charnock, B.D. on the existence and attributes of God. With a memoir. London, 1878.

Downes, Martin. Risking the Truth. Christian Focus, 2009.

Hall, Michael. Contextualization or Heresy in the Evangelical Megashift? Testing New Model Theology in Light of Doctrinal Criticism, 1997.

Smeaton, George. Christ’s Doctrine of the Atonement. 1st ed. Edinburgh; Carlisle Pa.: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1991.

Stott, John. The Cross of Christ. England: Inter-Varsity Press, 2006.

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The Emerging Church and Cultural Captivity

Christ the Center discusses the ministry of David Martyn Lloyd-Jones and the Emerging Church with Martin Downes, pastor of Christ Church Deeside. Downes, who also is webmaster of the popular Against Heresies, comments on the impact of Martyn Lloyd-Jones within British and worldwide evangelicalism and notes the recent publication of Lloyd-Jones: Messenger of Grace. But the bulk of the conversation concentrates upon Downes’ contribution to the forthcoming book, Reforming of Conforming?, where he deals with what looks like the recapitulation of classical Liberalism in the Emerging Church. Join us for some fascinating intercontinental fellowship. (more…)

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