What is the Omnipotence Paradox?

The question is commonly asked by skeptics of God, Christianity, etc.: Can God make a rock so heavy even He cannot lift it? To many, this is called the “omnipotent paradox” and is a nail in the coffin in regards to God’s omnipotence. This supposed “gotcha” question falls woefully short and reveals that the skepticContinue reading “What is the Omnipotence Paradox?”

Is Recreational Marijuana Sinful?

The other day I saw a clip from the 2014 Shepherd’s Conference and the video was about the entitled question. Todd Friel, after rambling on and being his sometimes-dramatic self, asked the panel the simple question: is smoking pot a sin? The panel said Yes across the board—and rightfully so. But I was intrigued. IContinue reading “Is Recreational Marijuana Sinful?”

What Does it Mean to Fear God?

There is one thing sorely missing in today’s age: the fear of God. And we know that the “fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Proverbs 9:10). Surrounding the truth of this statement, we will ask ourselves What does it even mean to fear God? There have been unbiblical definitions and scare tacticsContinue reading “What Does it Mean to Fear God?”

Does Jesus Really Require us to be Perfect?

“You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48) Perfection. It is something we all wish to obtain yet understand we will never get there. Sure, you can throw in a few people in there that truly think they’re perfect; however, the vast majority of humans know this lamentable truth: we are notContinue reading “Does Jesus Really Require us to be Perfect?”

What Do Calvinists Believe about Free Will?

Calvinists* get a lot of flack. Sometimes this is for good reasons because many are in their cage stage. I once was; I can go back into it sometimes. But many times, we get flack because we are misunderstood. We hear almost incessant caricatures. It’s not fair, truly. We all need to be people whoContinue reading “What Do Calvinists Believe about Free Will?”

When You Make Sports into an Idol

The other day I came across a story about how Sam Presti, the Oklahoma City Thunder General Manager, was receiving death threats (along with his family) because he traded Paul George to the Los Angeles Clippers. You can read the story here. I don’t mean to make light of the actual horror of receiving deathContinue reading “When You Make Sports into an Idol”

What I’ve Learned from Marriage in Two Years

I felt like since I have a lot of experience in marriage and people should listen to my advice and thoughts, I would write a blog post on marriage. Please. I’m joking. I do, however, want to give my thoughts on how marriage has been for our first two years. As most know, marriage canContinue reading “What I’ve Learned from Marriage in Two Years”

Having the Colossians 3:2 Perspective

“Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” (Colossians 3:2) Recently I was at work and decided to listen to music. I opened Spotify and went to the T4G Live playlist, as I love listening to live worship music. The first song I played was “Jesus, Thank You.”Continue reading “Having the Colossians 3:2 Perspective”

The Hypostatic Union: What it is and Why it Matters

Awhile back at my church (Sovereign Grace Bible Church), I taught equipping hour. I decided to teach on arguably the toughest doctrine: the hypostatic union (hereafter HU). I believe I taught it well by God’s grace, but getting into all the detail and nuance can get pretty sticky without accidentally saying something heretical. So, withContinue reading “The Hypostatic Union: What it is and Why it Matters”

Why You Must be Intentional in Your Pursuit of Holiness

People do not drift toward holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; we drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; we drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline ofContinue reading “Why You Must be Intentional in Your Pursuit of Holiness”