Psalm 1: Some Reflections

So, I’ve been using ScriptureTyper.com to memorize passages, and I really cannot recommend it enough. One of the first passages I memorized was Psalm 1, and I wanted to share some of my reflections. 1:1 – Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; There…

Five Thoughts after Five Years of Marriage

My wife and I recently celebrated five years of marriage, and I wanted to offer some reflections that I had. Marriage is Hard I often hear it said that the first year of marriage is the hardest. To be honest, my wife and I haven’t found that to be the case. We chalk it up…

The Arsenal Statement

Last week, a prestigious gathering of evangelical pastors, seminary professors, housewives, book writers, women’s studies professors, and recording artists attached their name to the Nashville Statement. This has had no small amount of controversy, and I even added my own concerns to the fray. This week, I would like to release what I’m calling the…

God the Son was Born of the Theotokos

Protestants often instinctively bristle up when hearing the claim that the title of Theotokos (God-bearer, Mother of God) is applied to Mary. Although this is understandable given the abuses of the Roman Catholic and, to a lesser degree, Eastern Orthodox Churches, it is vital that we understand the stakes of the argument. Since most of…

The Westminster Statement (or Why the Nashville Statement is Unnecessary)

What is the Nashville Statement Yesterday (August 29, 2017) the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood issued a document called the Nashville Statement. This document contained a preamble, fourteen articles (consisting of both affirmations and denials), and comes with an initial list of over 150 signatories that reads like a who’s who list of the…

So You’ve Got an Extra Hour…

For those of you who haven’t heard, a major force —perhaps the major force— in the world of Reformed podcasting is taking a break. The Reformed Pubcast, a podcast hosted by Les Lanphere and Tanner Barfield, is “going on an indefinite hiatus.” Now, I have on good authority, ie Les and Tanner, that the intent is…

William Lane Craig – The Duplicitous Langage of Proposal (5.5)

Recently, Dr. Craig spoke on his podcast about his Christological Position. This was in response to an article forwarded to him from Richard Bushey titled Does William Lane Craig Have An Orthodox Christology? Some have asked me why this series has stalled out, wondering if I am done with my critique. I am not, but given that…