A Brief Introduction to the Life of Calvin (Part 1)

Asking people about John Calvin elicits a variety of responses. Some idolize him to the point of near infallibility, while others think giving him the moniker dictator is too generous. Some consider him to be among the greatest minds in church history, while others believe him to be the orchestrator of the worst forms ofContinue reading “A Brief Introduction to the Life of Calvin (Part 1)”

Jeremiah Burroughs and the Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment

Jeremiah Burroughs (1599-1646) was thought of highly by his Puritan contemporaries. He was well known for his powerful preaching, deep theological insight, and kind disposition to his congregants and fellow ministers of the Gospel. His resume is noteworthy; he was a member of the Westminster Assembly, a leader among the Puritan Independents, a friend toContinue reading “Jeremiah Burroughs and the Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment”

The Difference Between King David and Ravi Zacharias

As more developments arise from the revelation of Ravi Zacharias’ predatory sexual behavior we see the destructive nature of sin and evil. I tend to not write about current controversies, anyone who follows this blog knows that I prefer to discuss controversies that were settled via Ecumenical Councils in the early church, but I digress.Continue reading “The Difference Between King David and Ravi Zacharias”

What is God’s Will For Your Life?

What is God’s will for my life?  That question will inevitably enter the mind of a Christian at some point.  It may manifest after a traumatic event, after the end of a relationship, in the process of making a weighty decision, or during an ordinary day.  Whatever the context behind the question the universal reasonContinue reading “What is God’s Will For Your Life?”

Louis Berkhof Against the Lutheran View of the “Communicatio Idiomatum”

The Reformed understanding of the Communicatio Idiomatum (communication of properties) is that the divine and human natures are ascribed to the person of Christ without confusing or mixing of the two. For example, Christ can say that He has always existed with the Father in glory (John 17:5) because this is true according to theContinue reading “Louis Berkhof Against the Lutheran View of the “Communicatio Idiomatum””

Nobody Will Ever Storm the Throne Room of the Lord

 (Photo by Saul LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images) I never thought I would see the day in which people would storm the U.S Capitol building. Yesterday the world watched as the Senate of the wealthiest and most militarily advanced nation cowered behind their seats, praying the mob wouldn’t get in.Continue reading “Nobody Will Ever Storm the Throne Room of the Lord”

The Covenantal Background of Galatians 4:1-7

This is part 2 of a 3 part look at Galatians 4:1-7. Part 1 can be read HERE   The book of Galatians is a covenantal masterpiece.  In it, Paul explains the relationship between the Law and the Gospel, and how Christ is the center of redemptive history.  Gal. 4:1-7 is the hinge on whichContinue reading “The Covenantal Background of Galatians 4:1-7”

Why “The Fullness of Time” Has Nothing to do with Roman Roads

This is part 1 of a 3 part look at Galatians 4:1-7.   In the social media age, sound-bytes tend to win out over sound exegesis. There is a temptation to use catchy phrases or beautiful imagery to prove a point at the expense of accurate exposition. There are certain phrases, illustrations, and interpretations thatContinue reading “Why “The Fullness of Time” Has Nothing to do with Roman Roads”

Adam And Eve Were Never Perfect

There’s a common misnomer applied to Adam and Eve regarding their pre-Fall nature, and you’ve probably heard it before.  The statement is that before the Fall, Adam and Eve were “perfect”.  Now, before you sharpen your heretic-probing pitchforks I’m not stating that Adam and Eve were created sinful or anything other than “good” (as GodContinue reading “Adam And Eve Were Never Perfect”

Ministry’s Not About You

Ministry’s dangerous.  If you google “pastor fired” you’ll see an endless stream of articles recounting the varied moral failures of former ministry leaders.  Adultery, embezzlement, abusive leadership, and addiction always top the list.  But as with everything in this fallen world, it isn’t always the glaring, blatant sins that cause all the damage.  Rather, it’sContinue reading “Ministry’s Not About You”