John Calvin writes one of the best paragraphs you’ll ever read.

“We see that our whole salvation and all its parts are comprehended in Christ (Acts 4:12). We should therefore take care not to derive the least portion of it from anywhere else. If we seek salvation we are taught by the very name of Jesus that it is ‘of him’ (1 Cor 1.13). If we seek any other gifts of the Spirit, they will be found in his anointing. If we seek strength, it lies in his dominion; if purity,… Read more

Rob Bell is changing God, just like he changed Hell. (Video)

Thoughts? Is Rob Bell even on your radar anymore? Read more

Can you be a Christian if you don’t adopt the manner of Jesus?

In my last post, “Westboro Baptist No More – A Story of Grace”, discussion broke out quickly as Timothy Phelps, a member of Westboro Baptist decided to leave a few comments on the post. In response there was an interesting comment from one of the readers who said: My response is not about whether anyone here is in the right or in the wrong. There are plenty of “experts” here who can bloat until the cows come home. I am… Read more

Westboro Baptist No More – A Story of Grace

In November, Megan and Grace Phelps, two daughters of Brent and Shirley Phelps and Granddaughters of Fred Phelps left Westboro Baptist Church. For those who don’t know, Megan took the initiative and brought Westboro Baptist to the social media realm. She was the first in her family to go on Twitter, and was one of the prominent figures of the church. The bold decision she made to leave wasn’t easy as she shares with a reporter: Mostly, the tears have… Read more

14 Ways to Date Your Wife

1. Spend an evening working on your kiss. Learn how to kiss your wife all over again. 2. Pray for your wife. Pray for her everyday. 3. Remind your wife of the gospel. 4. Make a list of ten things your wife loves to do. Each new time you take your wife on a date, do one of those ten things as your date. 5. Make sure you and your wife are in community and on mission with a healthy,… Read more

Gospel Joy

God is the God of all grace – ‘grace that does everything for man who deserves nothing’, and joy is at the heart of grace. Grace is God saving sinful man. Joy is his delight and pleasure in doing so. This he shares with the sinner he saves. In the Greek the word for grace is charis and for joy the word is chara – these show clearly their affinity with each other. Where grace comes it brings the joy… Read more

Lazy Holiness. Moving from passive to active in our pursuit of holiness.

The Lord has adopted us to be his children on this condition that we reveal an imitation of Christ who is the mediator of our adoption. Unless we ardently and prayerfully devote ourselves to Christ’s righteousness we do not only faithlessly revolt from our Creator, but we also abjure him as our Savior. I think it would surprise many that those are the words of John Calvin. Typically when Calvinist’s are talked about, most of the time they are portrayed… Read more

The Same Grace As Ray Lewis

The intriguing thing for me is non-Christians are beating Ray Lewis up for quoting scripture and the Christians are beating him up because “uhh, well, uhh, maybe because, he’s a guy who says he’s been changed by the power of Jesus, quoting scripture the best he can, sharing inspiration every chance he gets, representing shirts with scripture, the first words out of his mouth after winning the Super Bowl being scripture, because he’s got a past, he admits he used… Read more

Why You Suffer, Pastor

It is good for a man to bear the yoke of service, and he is no loser when it is exchanged for the yoke of suffering. May not severe discipline fall to the lot of some to quality them for their office of under-shepherds? How can we speak with consoling authority to a situation which we have never known? The complete pastor’s life will be an epitome of the lives of his people, and they will turn to his preaching… Read more

Christopher Hitchens, Mortality and Calvinism

A month or so ago I finished reading Christopher Hitchens last book, and his last words written, Mortality. Chapter 2 he focuses his attention on his impending death and the role religion plays. More specifically and interestingly he discusses his interaction with different pastors, one being Douglas Wilson. As I read I felt the constant need to gasp for breath. It was painful to read the words of a man contemplating death and being completely oblivious, blind and hard hearted… Read more




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