Ok. Go listen to this lecture, then take a nap, and then listen to it again. As I recently wrote, the doctrine of divine simplicity and its correlated doctrines of immutability and impassibility have to become a Shibboleth for our age. DeYoung absolutely nails it in this lecture at T4G 2018. Continue reading Kevin DeYoung: The God Who Is Not Like Us
There are some questions that, when you first come across them, seem to put up devastating roadblocks against the Christian faith. I was asked one such question recently. I could tell that for this person, something that they had never before given a second thought was now front and center in their concerns. They asked me, “if Jesus conquered death, why do people still die?” We … Continue reading O Death, Where is your Victory?
Are you attempting to find satisfaction through sex, spending untold amounts of time surfing the web or swiping right? Or maybe your idolatry takes more subtle forms and you would rather debate the finer points of theological issues than meditate on God and His Word; you would rather philosophize about God than experience intimacy with God.
I was reading 2 Chronicles 30 the other day, and something jumped out at me that was a real eye-opener. Hezekiah, as many of the kings of Judah were, was a Reformer of sorts. At the beginning of the divided kingdom, one of the typological features which pointed to the remnant nature of Christ’s Church was that those who were under Jeroboam’s rule in the … Continue reading 2 Chronicles 30, The Regulative Principle of Worship, and the Intercession of Christ
I don’t know much about Billy Graham. I grew up in what you would call a “conservative evangelical” home but I had little to no interest in preaching or famous evangelists. So while Mr. Graham was busy preaching revivals, I hardly batted an eye. Flash forward to 2018 and I’m a senior at Bible college. I spend my days going to Bible and theology classes … Continue reading A Plea Concerning Billy Graham’s Passing
Murder is a terrible thing. It destroys more than just the lives of those who are killed. On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018, Nikolas Cruz walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and murdered 17 people. I will acknowledge from the onset of this short reflection, that I am reticent to even write this post. It seems almost crass to speak of anything besides … Continue reading By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed
For the past few months, my pastor has been working through the Gospel of Mark in a series entitled The King and His Cross. This past Lord’s Day, we were in Mark 14. The message covered almost the entire chapter and what stood out to me most was a tiny, off-the-cuff comment my pastor made about Peter’s denial of Jesus. He extrapolated that Peter, after … Continue reading When the Rooster Crows
The doctrine of eternal generation is absolutely vital to the Christian doctrine of the Trinity. Without it, we are left not with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit… but with three nameless, faceless, and relationless divine persons. However, in recent years this doctrine has come under attack. On the other side of the equation, some have taken the eternal sonship of the Son, … Continue reading Review of “Retrieving Eternal Generation” edited by Fred Sanders and Scott Swain (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2017)
The Psalms are commonly known as the Hymnbook of the Bible. Beyond a notebook of praise, it also contains some of the most well known and well-loved prayers in Scripture. However, in modern times many evangelicals —even those who would be counted among the so-called New Calvinists— are simply unfamiliar with this deep treasure trove. In Learning to Love the Psalms, W Robert Godfrey takes us … Continue reading Review of “Learning to Love the Psalms” by W Robert Godfrey (Orlando: Reformation Trust, 2017)
The true and living God is too much for us to bear, to handle, to conceive, to adore, to know, to trust, to understand, and to worship. The Incomprehensible One is simply too much for us in every conceivable way. That is how Mark Jones starts out his book on the attributes of God. God Is is an entry in what appears to be a resurgence … Continue reading Review of “God Is” by Mark Jones (Wheaton: Crossway, 2017)