This post was adapted from my lesson during Equipping Hour at Sovereign Grace Bible Church on April 7, 2019. This is the first post in a series of two. There are several doctrines of the Christian faith that leave us asking, "Now what does that mean again?" We find that since these doctrines are so … Continue reading What is the Trinity?
Back in 2005, David Foster Wallace—famous author and known secularist—said these words at the commencement ceremony at Kenyon College: “Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship. And the compelling reason for maybe choosing some sort of god or spiritual-type thing to worship…is that pretty much anything else you worship will eat … Continue reading #WorshipWednesday – The Universalism of Worship
You’ve probably seen it before: you’re driving down the road, and to your right you see that the local Baptist church is scheduling a revival on so-and-so dates. To most people, this doesn’t make them think twice. It’s ordinary. It's normal. But here’s the big issue: Holy Spirit-led revival isn’t ordinary. It is not normal. … Continue reading The Perils of Planned Revivals
"That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life—the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with … Continue reading Heard, Seen, and Touched
"Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is." (1 John 3:2) I was reading this verse the other day and two parts of it captured my focus. “We … Continue reading When He Appears
"For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.” Romans 8:13 ESV Lamentably, the concept of fighting sin has been neglected in evangelicalism today. Not as a whole, of course, but a large part ignores this … Continue reading Fighting Sin the Right Way
"For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God." (2 Cor. 5:21 ESV) Numerous are the doctrines that many well-meaning Christians say, “What does this have to do with everyday life?” It’s a valid question. It’s an important one, something all Christians … Continue reading Imputation for Everday Life
Jesus is the most important figure in all of humankind. If somebody doesn’t believe in Him, they at least have an opinion (and it’s usually skepticism) of Him. It’s important to note that Christianity is not the only religion that believes in Jesus. In this blog post, I seek to show that, though other religions … Continue reading Which Jesus?
“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 heaven … Continue reading A Biblical Response to False Gospels
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 heartfelt … Continue reading The Balance Between Knowledge and Emotion