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Please note: While we list links to organizations that we believe share at least some of the goals of The American Night Watch, the listing of a link on this page does not mean blanket approval of the views of an organization or the information found at their web site. In other words, the views expressed by the organizations represented by the links below are not necessarily the views of The American Night Watch.
Also, there are many fine Christian organizations on the Internet that are not listed here. The absence of a listing is not meant to imply anything negative about those organizations.
Finally, sites coming and going and sites changing address (URL) seems to be a fact of life on the world wide web. We try to keep our links up to date, but sometimes things change without our knowledge. If you find a link that doesn't work we'd appreciate knowing about it for the sake of others trying to "surf" from this page (you may e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Thanks and God bless!
Serious Reading for Today's Christians:
- Articles that discuss contemporary issues from the viewpoint of a Christian world view may be found at the web site of Richard and Nancy Pearcey: The Pearcey Report. Both provide serious analysis of our times and culture. Their site also provides a large number of links to news and the web sites of a large number of groups.
- Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., Ph.D. is the president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He regularly provides some of the most insightful and challenging writing on contemporary issues from the standpoint of orthodox, traditional Christianity. You can find his writings at his web site: http://www.albertmohler.com/. His writings are also published frequently on the news page of CrossWalk.
- There have now been two "Re-Imagining" conferences, the most recent in April 1998. Dr. John Oswalt is Research Professor of Old Testament at Wesley Biblcal Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi. He has taught at Asbury Theological Seminary and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and has served as president of Asbury College. Dr. Oswalt presents an insightful analysis of the misguided thinking behind the "Re-Imagining" conferences in his article "Feminist Theology Examined: Sophia and the Bible."
- The United Methodist Church is the second largest Protestant denomination in the United States (after the Southern Baptist Convention). A number of leaders within the denomination have formed "The Confessing Movement," calling for changes that bring the denomination back to its Scriptural roots, message, and mission. The web site of The Confessing Movement contains information about their doctrinal positions, goals, and current news from their perspective. You may also wish to visit the web site of the Unofficial Confessing Movement and the web site of the United Methodist church and news service.
- The "Cambridge Confession," located at the web site of The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, is a statement by those in the Calvinistic, Reformed tradition calling for a reformation in American evangelicalism. One of the signers is David F. Wells, professor of systematic and historic theology at Gordon-Conwell theological seminary. Dr. Wells is the author of No Place for Truth: Or Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology? (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1993), which is one of the best studies of evangelicalism in contemporary society. We highly recommend this book to those seeking to understand the forces at play in contemporary society to which the church is not immune.
- For a helpful outline of how postmodernism affects Christianity and our culture, read "Deconstructionism: The Postmodern Cult of Hermes" at the Christian Information Ministries site, which is part of The Family Network.
Christian Resources on the Internet:
Christians and Contemporary Society:
Sites that Explore the Relationship Between Scripture and Science:
- Resources that present an argument for Intelligent Design may be found at the Center for Science and Culture and Access Research Network.
- The best ministry that supports a literal, seven-day interpretation of Genesis is Ken Ham's Answers from Genesis ministry. Even those who believe in the old-earth will profit from many of the resources this ministry provides.
- Findings of science that support the Christian world view may be explored at Reasons to Believe. Hugh Ross has valuable insights to share in the relationship between science, Scripture, and origins from and "old-earth" point of view. However, readers should know that his theology, especially regarding the multi-dimensionality of God, is not fully orthodox; and Dr. Ross has, to date, resisted attempts to bring these beliefs in line with a more traditional interpretation of Scripture. At times, Dr. Ross seems to think that doctrines such as the Trinity have no validity unless a scientific explanation is provided for them. See the article by William Lane Craig, "Hugh Ross's Extra-Dimensional Deity: A Review Article," Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, vol. 42, no. 2 (June 1999), 293-304 (see link to ETS on this page). Even with this caveat, however, Dr. Ross is a committed Christian who has significant insights to share.
Wesleyan Web Sites:
- An impressive collection of writings from the Wesleyan holiness perspective, including many historic and classic writings, is available through the Wesley Center for Applied Theology at Northwest Nazarene College in Nampa, Idaho.
- The Francis Asbury Society is comprised of scholars dedicated to promoting the Wesley brothers' message of Scriptural holiness.
- Wheaton's Christian Classics Ethereal Library web site contains some of John Wesley's more significant writings and hymns.
- Rev. Ben Sharpe, a pastor of the United Methodist Church in Georgia whose interest lies in apologetics and spiritual renewal, presents editorials and links to articles that discuss Christianity and society today at his OrthoVox web site. The materials offered here are challenging and thought provoking.
- Though heavily oriented towards his critically acclaimed art-work, his devotional messages ("Just Thinking") focus on biblical themes of interest to all.
Tom Graffagnino, whose writings on neo-paganism in the UMC appear at this web site, is an accomplished artist. (A small representation of his work is shown above this text.) Tom has established a web site to share some personal thoughts and observations about his faith, God's Word, and his art at TomGraffagnino.com.
- Wesley Biblical Seminary's web site provides information about the seminary, audio messages by professors who teach at WBS, and links to other sites that provide information about the Jackson, Mississippi area.
- Asbury Theological Seminary's web site provides general information about the seminary.
- Note: Web sites representing Wesleyan denominations and renewal organizations are listed under other categories on this page.
(Dedicated to seeking truth. It is not necessary to completely agree with the views of these ministries to profit from their extensive research.)
Other Web Sites of Interest to Christians:
- The Blue Letter Bible contains the text of the King James Version of the Bible along with a number of convenient and helpful study aids.
- The Bible Gateway enables the user to read from one of a number of Scripture versions and to switch between them easily.
- New Leaf Press and Master Books publish books on Christian living and creationism.
- Crux Press publishes books that examine critical issues of our time from a Christian perspective. Their first two books, well worth the reading, examine the interpretation of Genesis with regard to creation, and whether Christians should send their children to public schools.
- The Perseus web site, which is devoted to classical Greek texts and archaeology, provides resources for serious students of New Testament Greek and the ancient world. The web site of the Perseus Project of the classics department at Tufts contains the Liddell-Scott-Jones Lexicon, provides morphological analysis of Greek words, has pictures, plans, and text describing archaeological sites and finds, and provides Greek texts with translations and search capability. A number of these texts, such as the writings of Pausanius, are of immediate interest to students of the New Testament world.
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Note: The doctrinal distinctives of the denominations listed below are not necessarily embraced by The American Night Watch.
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