The Doctrine That Must Not be Named

In the Harry Potter series, there is the running rule that characters should not call – (clears throat) – Voldemort by name. Say Tom Riddle. Say “He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.” Just don’t say…Voldemort. It’s so dark, so twisted – so evil – that to even mention his name causes them to look over their shoulders. You just don’tContinue reading “The Doctrine That Must Not be Named”

Yes, There is Only One Way to Heaven (No, That’s not Unfair)

One of the most despised doctrines of the Christian faith is the doctrine of the exclusivity of Jesus Christ. Western culture hates it. Even some within the church shy away from it because they don’t want to offend or cause conflict. It’s not popular. However, the lack of popularity doesn’t mean we should back downContinue reading “Yes, There is Only One Way to Heaven (No, That’s not Unfair)”

Reformed Theology is Beautiful; Reformed Culture is Not

Humans have the uncanny ability to turn good things—even beautiful things—into bad things. From food to money, sex to entertainment, our hearts are idol factories, as John Calvin once scathingly put it. The Bible doesn’t make the picture any brighter, either. We also have the capability of ruining even the most beautiful, God-exalting theology. ForContinue reading “Reformed Theology is Beautiful; Reformed Culture is Not”

5 Notable Articles of the Week

Four Weeks Later: Family Update “I feel the need to say that in all the pain and through all the tears, none of us have wavered in our conviction that God is good and that God expresses his goodness through his sovereignty. Nick’s death was not a mistake and was not meaningless, even if weContinue reading “5 Notable Articles of the Week”

Why Christians Take the Gospel So Seriously

“I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heavenContinue reading “Why Christians Take the Gospel So Seriously”