May 14, 2021

The writer of Ecclesiastes tells us, “It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, because that is the end of every man, and the living takes it to heart” (Ecc. 7:2). He tells that on those days we are faced with grief over the loss of a loved one, it is better than celebration. The reason he says this is that each one of us lives with the constant reality… Read more

May 10, 2021

The recent events surrounding James Coates, Artur Pawlowski, and other pastors/churches in Canada have spurred a flurry of online debate, asking if what is happening to the Canadian church qualifies as Christian persecution. I find it rather sad that this is a question in modern Evangelicalism that needs to be answered, however, that is precisely what I aim to do in this post. In my estimation, this problem arises when one has a rather myopic understanding of what qualifies as… Read more

April 7, 2021

It shouldn’t be much of a surprise to many who subscribe to the content we post, but we are more broadly Reformed. We are firmly united on the Doctrines of Grace, among many other things facing the church today—but we do hold disagreements on matters of secondary importance. We recognize these differences, while vitally important, do not bar us from unity of the faith. In that, we can abide in good conscience with one another as we seek to do… Read more

March 31, 2021

This is the 4th and final article in my series on covenantal theology and infant baptism. Thus far, I have made efforts to explain why so many American evangelicals do not understand Infant Baptism, highlighted fundamental differences between Covenant Theology and Dispensationalism, and built a scriptural basis for the practice of Infant Baptism within the church today. This article highlights several passages in the New Testament that present anecdotal evidence of Christians operating within a covenantal, theological framework. I will freely… Read more

March 29, 2021

In baptizing the infants of Christians, we visibly proclaim to the world that his child is set apart, and will be brought up under the theological and cultural teaching of the church. We are passing on the law of Christ to the next generation in corporeal sense. We do not believe that infant baptism saves, but we recognize the child is marked with covenant sign of grace.  Read more

March 17, 2021

A song like WAP can’t be produced without the cultural and social milieu in which we find ourselves. There is a natural progression of thought and practice that must take place, both on an individual and national scale, to create an environment that is not only friendly to such a vile song, but promotes it as a sex-positive message for women. In one sense, those shocked and appalled by the lewdness of a song like WAP haven’t been paying attention…. Read more

March 3, 2021

The Minor Prophets are often quite neglected in the church today. Some find them inordinately difficult to interpret due to the genres these books employ, especially as they can cover the range of poetic, dialectic, prophetic, and apocalyptic styles all in one fell swoop. Others struggle to see the relevance they have within the church today. Some of this is due to a Marconian influence in failing to see their relevance to New Testament believers, whether that’s intentional or not…. Read more

February 19, 2021

I’m not convinced the Internet has been anything but a net loss. I truly mean that sentiment. The rather obvious truth is that the Internet has been used for much good. We have the world’s wealth of information at our fingertips. We have access to theologically orthodox and robust sermons, blogs, books, and the like, and we have near instant access to them. We are able to communicate with people around the world in an instant—making the physical limitations in… Read more

February 12, 2021

I wrote a post not too long ago that caused a firestorm of controversy on social media, calling on Christians to look at the life of Ravi Zacharias as a profound warning. In it, my basic plea to people was that they consider their own ways before the Lord—that they see if there were patterns of besetting sin that would not only disqualify pastors from the pastorate, but even if the everyday layman was plagued with sins, which the apostle… Read more

February 1, 2021

On August 28, 2008, the Lord put to death a man who was an atheistic, drug-addled dealer, womanizer, drunkard, liar, thief, idolater, and suffice it to say: the fool of fools; the laziest of sluggards; the chief of sinners. I have the “exciting” testimony that many within the church are eager to lift up as an example of God’s grace and faithfulness. I came to Christ in a rather uproarious manner. Not only was I arrogant enough to think out… Read more

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