The Perpiscuity of Scripture

The amount is, that the light of the truth revealed in God’s word, is so distinct that the very first sight of it illuminates the mind. John Calvin Commentary on Psalm 119:130 Sometimes the Bible is confusing. Sometimes it's very confusing. There are some passages of the Bible with very little consensus as to the [...]

Inspiration, Authorial Intent, and Death of the Author

When approaching systematic theology, the inevitable first topic is hermeneutics. One’s hermeneutical approach lays the groundwork for how every other topic is addressed. It provides the methodology for reading the text of scripture and the means for drawing conclusions about any of the topics that follow it. Now, when one sets out to determine what [...]

The Holy Spirit in the Order and Purpose of Worship

I play drums. For many of my teen years, this meant playing with a variety of youth groups, filling in at friends’ churches, playing at youth camps, and so on. This exposed me to a whole host of different leadership styles and approaches to service planning. Even at that point, in my less theologically developed [...]

Salvation and the Fourth Commandment

You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God brought you out from there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore the Lord your God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day. (Deuteronomy 5:15, ESV) At church this past Sunday, I noticed something that [...]

Lordship Salvation Is Not The Gospel

It is entirely by the intervention of Christ's righteousness that we obtain justification before God. This is equivalent to saying that man is not just in himself, but that the righteousness of Christ is communicated to him by imputation, while he is strictly deserving of punishment. - John Calvin At the very outset, I would [...]

And all these things…

A quick glance through any number of the recently published works of major Christian organizations, Christian media outlets and blogs, Facebook and Twitter debates between Christians, and you will find that seemingly everyone is on fire for social justice, whether advocating for this position or against that one. I certainly wouldn't suggest that the people [...]

Don’t Fear The Reaper

Living in Orlando has many benefits. One of the most well-known is its proximity to basically every major brand of theme park. They remain a key attraction to visitors without completely losing the interest of the local crowd. Around this time every year, the park trots out their Halloween theme, with Universal Studios, in particular, [...]

Baptism now saves you… or “What’s the deal with 1 Peter 3:21?”

Common in Reformed circles, in my experience, is a strange phenomenon. If you ask a group of Reformed believers: "Does baptism save a person?" The answer will almost always be a resounding, and at times unnecessarily aggressive "No!" If placed in the form of a true/false question we see something like this: "True or False: 'Baptism [...]

The Living God

But the Lord is the true God; he is the living God and the everlasting King. At his wrath the earth quakes, and the nations cannot endure his indignation. (Jeremiah 10:10 ESV) What does it mean exactly when we say that the God we worship is the living God, or when the Bible describes Yahweh [...]

Gregory Hates Facebook Debates

Back in September, the inaugural Paideia Center reading groups began. For those who are unfamiliar, this is a project championed primarily by Reformed Theological Seminary and involves groups around the country reading classic works on a given topic and having monthly discussion groups as well as an annual conference. This year —conspicuously timed given recent [...]

Is The Bible Reliable?

The Bible is the cradle wherein Christ is laid. - Martin Luther If you're ever at a loss of words when trying to articulate any given theological topic, I find the best place to turn is to the historic Reformed Confessions. The men who penned the words in the Confessions agonized for countless hours over [...]

Why I’m no longer a Theistic Evolutionist (4)

As I’ve highlighted previously, the Genesis creation accounts are rich and complex, providing us with a wealth of theological insight. However, it also seems apparent that they are making real, concrete claims about history. And those claims include material claims. But what, exactly, are these material claims? I’m going to suggest that, minimally, the Genesis [...]

Why I’m no longer a Theistic Evolutionist (3)

In the previous post, I argued that Walton’s “functional only” proposal concerning the Genesis creation accounts was not a viable option. What did this mean for me? It meant that I could no longer wave away the Genesis creation accounts as being merely interested in the way the world functions. Walton’s “functional only” proposal had [...]

Why I’m no longer a Theistic Evolutionist (2)

The most obvious challenge to Theistic Evolution (TE), from a Christian perspective, is that evolutionary theory seems to glaringly conflict with the unique, successive special creation events depicted in Genesis 1–2. Any TE who views scripture as in any sense authoritative must deal with this issue. How did I handle it? As a TE, I [...]

A Concise Theology of Work

Work tends to be something we do absent-mindedly. Maybe you are currently working at your dream job and enjoy waking up each morning to get at it, but for the rest of us, work tends to be something we do out of necessity, not desire. This is especially true in the secular world and can [...]

The Unashamed Savior

“For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering. For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers, saying… [...]

Turning on the Temple

The Bible reading plan I am following lands me in the prophets each Friday and this morning found me in Ezekiel 8. In it, God takes Ezekiel on a journey through the streets of Jerusalem, where the iniquity of God’s people is on full display. Ezekiel sees the elders of Israel bowing down to idols [...]

Jephthah’s Not-As-Rash-As-You-Thought Vow

As I have commented in the past, simply reading the Bible slowly, carefully, and with the intent to retain meaning, has tremendous benefits. Often times a text that seemed like a difficult text, or was confusing, becomes clear by simply reading the whole chapter or book in which it exists. Similarly, reading the whole Bible [...]

Doctrine and Doxology

Good theology leads to worship when we fully realize more truth about God. These days, a lot of my theological study gets smashed into a day that is already full of work and grading and spending time with my wife and children. I recently had the wonderful opportunity to spend eight hours in a car [...]

A Call to Keep the Sabbath

I'm a Calvinist. A "new" Calvinist, I guess you could say. I wasn't raised a Calvinist - I didn't know what the doctrines of grace were and I couldn't tell the difference between a sola and a Solo cup. But during my four years attending Bible college (one which leaned Calvinistic but rejected the doctrine [...]

O Death, Where is your Victory?

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, [...]

William Lane Craig – Theopaschitism (6)

As we have seen previously, William Lane Craig holds to a view which he calls Neo-Apollinarianism. Although he claims that this is only a proposal, and thus claims a sort of theological immunity regarding its heretical implications, I don't believe we should let him off the hook quite so easily. To briefly review, Neo-Apollinarianism is a slight [...]

Divine Simplicity: A Shibboleth for Our Age

There are some sounds in any language that some non-native speakers struggle with. In fact, more often than not... they never quite get it. Often times, the language-learner simply substitutes a similar sound. A classic, albeit stereotypical, example of this phenomena is found in the many caricatures of native speakers of Asian languages substituting /l/ [...]

Toward an Athanasian Atonement Model

I had the privileged of presenting a paper at the 2018 northeast regional meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society.My paper was an exploration of the atonement theology of Athanasius of Alexandria. Here is the paper and the audio from the presentation, I hope you enjoy.

Our True Hero

Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. For surely it is not angels that he helps, but he helps the offspring [...]

The Absurdity of Idols

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 [...]

By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed

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 [...]

When the Rooster Crows

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 [...]

Review of “Retrieving Eternal Generation” edited by Fred Sanders and Scott Swain (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2017)

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 [...]

Review of “Learning to Love the Psalms” by W Robert Godfrey (Orlando: Reformation Trust, 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. [...]

Post Tenebras Lux: In Honor of RC Sproul

ἔσχατος ἐχθρὸς καταργεῖται ὁ θάνατος The last enemy to be destroyed is death. - 1 Corinthians 15:26 As I'm sure you have heard by now, the esteemed Reformed teacher, pastor, and theologian, RC Sproul, died this past Thursday (December 14, 2017). There are many moving tributes and comments flooding the internet right now, and rightfully [...]

Socinianism, Divine Simplicity, and the Eternal Functional Subordination Controversy

Broadly speaking, the Reformation can be categorized under two headings. The first and the one that most of us are familiar with is the Magisterial Reformation.  The Magisterial Reformation saw itself in continuity with Catholic Christianity and only sought to reform the doctrinal deviations which crept into the Roman Catholic Church through the medieval period. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Review of “Biblical Doctrine” by John MacArthur and Richard Mayhue (Wheaton: Crossway, 2017)

John MacArthur and Richard Mayhue have put together a mostly solid lay-level systematic theology. While over 1,000 pages, the work is very approachable, making few assumptions about the theological education of the reader. As a lay-oriented work, the depth may not suit the needs of a seminarian, possibly even frustrating such a reader by devoting [...]

William Lane Craig – Unitarianism (4)

Last time, we talked about how Dr. Craig’s position of anti-realism undermines the fundamental unity of the Godhead. It does this by functionally denying that such natures exist are a thing considered differently than persons. Where classic orthodox trinitarianism relies on the idea that natures, or ousiai, exist and that persons, or hypostases, are more-or-less [...]

Review of “Evangelical, Sacramental, & Pentecostal” by Gordon Smith (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2017)

What are the true marks of the Church? The Reformers, broadly speaking, argued for three basic marks. The Gospel would be preached, the sacraments would be properly administered, and church discipline would be justly executed. In the recently published Evangelical, Sacramental, & Pentecostal, by Gordon Smith, we see an argument for three different marks. These [...]

William Lane Craig – Partialism (3)

In the last post, we discussed how Dr. Craig’s self-described anti-realism flows contrary to the metaphysical assumptions which undergird the Church’s historical articulation of the doctrines of the Trinity (Nicaea 325 and Constantinople 381) and the Hypostatic Union (Chalcedon 451). This leads him to argue that the Trinity itself is the only “instance of the [...]

Review of “A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament” edited by Michael Kruger (Wheaton: Crossway, 2016)

Today I will be reviewing the second installment of a two-part Biblical Theology collection published by Crossway. A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament is a collection of essays written by the past and present members of the faculty of Reformed Theological Seminary. It shares many traits in common with the Old Testament volume so [...]

Augustine and Divine Processions

This year, as part of my devotional studies, I am working my way through Augustine's magisterial volume On the Trinity.[1] I am hoping to provide some reflection and analysis here as I work through it. Today, I was reading 2.1.4 and 2.1.5 today (99-100) and came upon something I think is a very fruitful discussion. Augustine, toward the beginning of [...]

Jory Micah – Education (1)

Charlatan: Noun - a person who pretends or claims to have more knowledge or skill than he or she possesses; quack. Jory Micah, for those who don't know, is something of a viral phenomenon sweeping the internet by storm. She is a rabid egalitarian who considers herself to be something of a prophetess heralding the Church [...]

My Heart Transplant

Most people don't know this about me, but I was born with a hereditary heart defect that I wasn't aware of until I was in my teens. This heart defect was such that it affected and effected every aspect of my life, and eventually would have killed me. However, someone gave their life for me [...]

Calvinist – The Trailer

My good friend Les Lanphere (Co-host of the Reformed Pubcast, founder of the Reformed Pub Facebook group) has been diligently working on a documentary film called Calvinist. The film, as I understand it, is a look at the rise of the New Calvinism (broadly speaking) and how it has effected and affected a whole generation of [...]

The 3rd Commandment and Images of Christ

In the Reformed tradition, both English/Puritan[1] and Continental[2], the second commandment is understood as prohibiting all images of Christ regardless of their intended use. However, a common objection is made that this goes beyond the boundaries of Scriptural prohibition, which only excludes the use of images for the purpose of worship. While this is exegetically [...]

Review of “Saving Calvinism” by Oliver Crisp (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2016)

I recently received a copy of Oliver Crisp's new book, Saving Calvinism. The book is a work of analytic theology, with a dash of historical theology mixed in, and stands in continuity with his previous work Deviant Calvinism. (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2014) The basic thesis of the book is that Calvinism —or Reformed theology, he distinguishes the [...]

Dear Elias Sutton

This post was originally published about a year ago. On the anniversary of little Elias's death, take some time to pray for Tedd, Kylie, and their children. This letter will probably never be read by you, I don’t think we’ll have the internet in heaven. Why would we need it? A month ago you came [...]

Reflections on Erasures

As I noted in my article regarding Tullian's Current Membership Status, I will be offering some reflections. Many would look at a simple act of declaring a person to be no longer a member of a local church to be something of a non-issue, that could not be further from the truth. I'll again here [...]

A Response to a Call to Repentance

On Monday, several pastors and other prominent figures— who have been involved in events surrounding Tullian Tchividjian— issued a call to repentance. This statement has been received with —from what I can tell— three basic responses. Approval - There are those who see this and applaud it. They believe this to be an appropriate step [...]

A Call to Repentance

The following letter was posted to the websites of Pastor Kevin Labby, Pastor Chris Rosebrough, Paul David Tripp, and Elyse Fitzpatrick. Let us all pray that this represents the beginning of what will ultimately be Tullian's repentance. Dear Friends: We join with others in expressing our shared grief regarding these latest allegations, as well as our thankfulness [...]

Advent Series – WCF 8.1-2 (2)

Every year during the season of Advent I do a four part series in to match up with the four Sunday’s of Advent. In 2014 we explored the various heresies which facilitated the controversies of the 4th and 5th centuries. In 2015 we took an in depth look at the Niceno-Constantinopolitian Creed. This year, we [...]

Tullian, Revelations, and Disgust

Recently, the Christian Post remarked on Tullian's new marriage and return to preaching. The article, titled Tullian Tchividjian Emerges From Scandal With New Wife, Preaches Sermon on God's Redemption, deserves a whole post to discuss it, and that will certainly happen, look for that in the week to come. However, another set of blog posts [...]

Review of “The Voices of the New Testament” by Derek Tidball (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2016)

I was recently forwarded a new book published by InterVarsity Press. The Voices of the New Testament by Derek Tidball is an innovative new approach to Biblical Theology. In this book, Tidball sets up a panel discussion of sorts between the various New Testament authors. He then explores various themes by presenting the dialog that would [...]

Follow Up on JD Hall

I have had many people ask me if I plan on responding to JD Hall's coverage of my recent post. He addressed what I had to say on a recent episode of the Polemics Report. The answer is no. I don't find these kind of ongoing battles between those under the covenant administration of Christ's Church [...]

Culture of Death

The last enemy to be destroyed is death. - 1 Corinthians 15:26 I have been fascinated by Halloween and the supposed culture of death and destruction. Part of my fascination has been because of my Independent Fundamental Baptist background. I always viewed Halloween from an outsider perspective, and from seeing Halloween as a culture holiday [...]

An Interaction with “Closer to the Edge” by 30 Seconds to Mars

Content Warning: The music videos referenced and linked in this post may contain profanity. Music has always been a powerful influencer in mankind throughout human history. This fact has been recognized by people throughout the ages. Music has been used in almost every situation: times of happiness, times of sadness, times of war, and times of peace. [...]

Comment Regarding Tullian

I received the following comment on an unrelated post. The commentator, named Stephen, was so intent on communicating it to me that he actually tracked down another post that had open comments. The purpose of this post is to give him a place to interact with me without derailing another very well written post. Had [...]

13th: A Movie Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V66F3WU2CKk What is the 13th documentary? It is a Netflix documentary about the creation and fallout of the 13th Amendment to the United States constitution, by Ava DuVernay. The 13th Amendment states: Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the [...]

Thoughts on Trump

Ok, in general I don't post political thoughts on this blog, and in many ways this isn't a political post. Recently, recordings of the GOP Nominee saying some absolutely vile things has surfaced. It baffles me, but this seems to have been a catalyst which has lead many evangelicals to reconsider their previous stances. Wayne [...]

Analysis of “The New Christian Zionism” edited by Gerald McDermott (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2016) (1)

InterVarsity Press has been kind enough to send me a copy of a new collection of essays edited by Gerald McDermott. The New Christian Zionism: Fresh Perspectives on Israel is a handsome paperback that was released in July of 2016, and includes essays from a wide range of scholars. In its opening chapter, McDermott seeks to [...]

Review of “A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the Old Testament” edited by Miles Van Pelt (Wheaton: Crossway, 2016)

Today, I will be offering a brief review of a valuable new entry into the discussion regarding Biblical-Theology. A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the Old Testament, edited by Miles Van Pelt, is the first of two volumes devoted to the topic. The second volume is a similar entry on the New Testament, which shall have a review [...]

Your Law is a Lamp Unto My Feet

All who sin apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who sin under the law will be judged by the law. For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous. (Indeed, when Gentiles, [...]

Dr. Ware and the BFM2000

I have recently written about a disturbing turn of events regarding Dr. Bruce Ware. I had some strong words, and I don't take back any of them. Words Have Meanings It should be noted that Dr. Ware has responded to these critiques in a lengthy open letter, in which he responds to some critiques. Before [...]

Reflections on Freedom

I live in the United States of America. In 1776 the British Colonies declared their independence from the crown and fought hard to obtain it. July 4th is the day we celebrate that independence, and on that day there are great reflections on freedom, liberty, and independence. However, today I want to reflect on something [...]

A Christian’s Homecoming

This is guest post by Dennis Boyer. Dennis lives in the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire, where he is the Postmaster of a small New England town. He worships at Providence Presbyterian Church (OPC), in Lebanon NH, and is the author of several fiction novels. I glance out my driver's side window. The large [...]

The ERAS/EFS Controversy

For those who are involved in the Christian blogging community, there has been a battle raging in the past week or so regarding the EFS (Eternal Functional Subordination) or ERAS (Eternal Relations of Authority and Submission) positions. These positions are views of the relationship between the Father and particularly the Son, although the Father-Spirit relationship [...]

Unless You Repent – Luke 13:1-5

There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And he answered them, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered in this way? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you [...]

Review of “Augustine on the Christian Life” by Gerald Bray (Wheaton: Crossway, 2015)

Augustine on the Christian Life is an entry in the Theologians on the Christian Life series, published by Crossway. This entry, written by Gerald Bray, focuses on the 3rd and 4th-century bishop, Augustine of Hippo. The Theologians on the Christian Life series is a combination of biography and historical theology. Each entry includes a chapter covering the [...]

A Calvinst Prayer for Zack Hunt

Recently, Zack Hunt posted an article in which he expresses his disdain and disgust for the Calvinist model of Divine Agency. He makes the strong statement that this model is "blasphemy against the Spirit disguised as systematic theology" and that the reason it is a "portrayal of God as a serial child rapist, unabashed murderer, [...]

Common Grace… Objections? (4)

I have been asked to engage a brief, four-part series on the subject of Common Grace. This concept, which is present in every Christian tradition to lesser or greater degrees, is especially prominent in Reformed theology. This is the final in our four-part installment discussing Common Grace. I wanted to close by acknowledging that there are some [...]

Review of Reformation Study Bible. New King James Version. Orlando: Reformation Trust, 2016. (4)

I was recently blessed to receive a review copy of the much-anticipated revised Reformation Study Bible published by Reformation Trust. This is such a massive resource, that I've decided to dedicate several posts to reviewing it. Each post will be dedicated to reviewing a particular aspect of the tome (Book introductions, maps/charts, articles, study notes, etc). [...]

The Eternal Appointment

Blessed is the one    who does not walk in step with the wickedor stand in the way that sinners take    or sit in the company of mockers,but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,    and who meditates on his law day and night.That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,    which yields its fruit in seasonand whose leaf does not wither—    whatever they do prospers.Not [...]

Common Grace Insights (3)

I have been asked to engage a brief, four-part series on the subject of Common Grace. This concept, which is present in every Christian tradition to lesser or greater degrees, is especially prominent in Reformed theology. Today we will look at some of the Insights that God has given to all humanity as a blessing. These insights serve a [...]

Review of Reformation Study Bible. New King James Version. Orlando: Reformation Trust, 2016. (3)

I was recently blessed to receive a review copy of the much-anticipated revised Reformation Study Bible published by Reformation Trust. This is such a massive resource, that I've decided to dedicate several posts to reviewing it. Each post will be dedicated to reviewing a particular aspect of the tome (Book introductions, maps/charts, articles, study notes, etc). [...]

Common Grace Institutions (2)

I have been asked to engage a brief, four-part series on the subject of Common Grace. This concept, which is present in every Christian tradition to lesser or greater degrees, is especially prominent in Reformed theology. Today we will look at some of the institutions that God has given to all humanity as a blessing. These institutions [...]

Common Grace in the Scriptures (1)

I have been asked to engage a brief, four-part series on the subject of Common Grace. This concept, which is present in every Christian tradition to lesser or greater degrees, is especially prominent in Reformed theology. To start, let's explore the biblical passages that play into our topic. Genesis 3 and 9 Some may think that it [...]

I See Mark Driscoll Things

As many of you know, in the past I've been critical of Mark Driscoll. This started before he resigned from MHC, and has continued through his return to ministry. I was quick to point out that his pornographic visions, coarse and offensive language, pugnacious and aggressive behavior, and a history of quarrel seeking and spiritual abuse [...]

Follow the Pattern of Sound Words

I had the privileged of presenting a paper at the 2018 northeast regional meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society.My paper was an exploration of the Trinitarian language used in the Westminster Confession of Faith and the 2nd London Baptist Confession. Here is the paper and the audio from the presentation, I hope you enjoy.

An Open Letter to Kevin and Chris

Dear Kevin Labby and Chris Rosebrough, Back in September I caught wind of something going on with Tullian that frustrated me. After a few exchanges, and a bit more information, I apologized for speaking rashly and asked for your forgiveness. I expressed concerns that I thought it was unwise for Tullian to be involved in ministry, [...]

Trinitarian Sightseeing

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.There [...]

A Man From the Land of Uz

When I was a new Christian, I used to spend the night over at a good friend's house on Saturday night, to catch a ride to church in the morning. We spent many nights going through Bible trivia cards, somewhat facetiously, saying that my memorizing this trivia we would grow as Christians and in our [...]

Review of Reformation Study Bible. English Standard Version. Orlando: Reformation Trust, 2015. (2)

I was recently blessed to receive a review copy of the much-anticipated revised Reformation Study Bible published by Reformation Trust. This is such a massive resource, that I've decided to dedicate several posts to reviewing it. Each post will be dedicated to reviewing a particular aspect of the tome (Book introductions, maps/charts, articles, study notes, etc). This [...]

Review of Reformation Study Bible. English Standard Version. Orlando: Reformation Trust, 2015. (1)

I was recently blessed to receive a review copy of the much-anticipated revised Reformation Study Bible published by Reformation Trust. This is such a massive resource, that I've decided to dedicate several posts to reviewing it. Each post will be dedicated to reviewing a particular aspect of the tome (Book introductions, maps/charts, articles, study notes, etc). [...]