Who Do You Seek Approval From?

People are approval-seekers. We want to be known; we want to be approved; we want to be well-thought of. That’s not necessarily a bad desire to have. In all actuality, it’s a God-given desire. But because of the Fall, those desires—just like all other desires—have become distorted. Rather than wanting to be known by God,Continue reading “Who Do You Seek Approval From?”

A Biblical Response to False Gospels

“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 “A Biblical Response to False Gospels”

The Balance Between Knowledge and Emotion

If you know me well–and we’ve had conversations about theology–you will know where I stand theologically. I am a Reformed Baptist. One of the stigmas that comes with being a Calvinist is that a lot of people think that we Calvinists don’t show enough emotion; that is, we’re all about head knowledge, with no heartfeltContinue reading “The Balance Between Knowledge and Emotion”

Introvertedness & Ministry

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been introverted (shy, reserved, etc.). Sure, I am outgoing and myself when I am around people I am close to, but when I am around people who I don’t know, it’s a different (secluded) story. It’s not something I particularly enjoy, because I don’t necessarily want toContinue reading “Introvertedness & Ministry”