A Pastor’s Thoughts

Wine or Grape Juice?

What is the biblical substance to be used in the cup during the observance of the Lord’s Supper by His church? It is incredible to see the number of articles and blogs on this very subject. Some helpful, most are not. The reason for the debate stems in large part from reactionism to the temperance... Continue Reading →

A Gospel Lens and Old Testament Law

There seems to be a growing amount of confusion in regard to the law of God. Many are not willing to admit to their confusion, or they are not able to recognize their own uncertainty. I understand the confusion of thought concerning the law and yet there ought to be little of it in any... Continue Reading →

The Marriage Idol

There is a trend growing within the jungles of social media Reformed theology; it began really with the Reformation and the marriage of church and state (see the Westminster Confession of Faith 23.3 and 24.2) continued from Rome among Protestants.  This trend is placing marriage, and more specifically the “family unit” on a dangerously high... Continue Reading →

Why the Fuss?

With the issues that face the church, are the historic stands for biblical baptism and the Lord's Supper unwise for us to take today? Over the past couple of months I have been seeing a disturbing trend of thought with subsequent declarations within conservative and reformed circles of western evangelicalism. These declarations go something like... Continue Reading →

Law of Love

“And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all, just as we do to you, so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints.” -1Thessalonians 3:12-13 In the Scriptures... Continue Reading →

A Doctrine of Tribulation

For your consideration. As most of you know, I am an enthusiastic reader of history and have been since I learned to read at the ripe old age of five years old. As a pastor, this enthusiasm for history has been directed at church history. Of course, any study of church history must begin with... Continue Reading →

Imprecatory Prayer?

Recently I had a phone conversation with a friend concerning a statement made on social media. As usual the religious overtures of a theological post made more than a few eyebrows rise and caused some hostile responses to be made towards the one sharing it. This in-turn led to my friend posting a very similar... Continue Reading →

Thankful for All Things

“In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you (1Th 5:18)." Giving thanks in all things is something that is tremendously difficult for people to do. I, myself, have to be reminded of the fact that the posture of the follower of Christ Jesus is to be one... Continue Reading →

The Internet, Social Media, and Spiritual Growth

When it comes to theological and doctrinal differences within the church, there is a growing number of Christians who rely upon social media posts and pages to “bolster” their understanding and debate prowess concerning such issues as soteriology, ecclesiology, eschatology, and textual criticism. In the “reformed” world there are a number of individuals who have... Continue Reading →

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