God can judge all people and not just those with access to biblical revelation, because God’s general revelation in nature confronts every person. In saying this, Paul teaches that there is a natural law that continues to bind all people and that people actually know something of this law. It is precisely because people know … Continue reading The Comprehensiveness of Natural Law
With the current justification controversy swirling around, I've had a few thoughts that keep piling up that needs to be put on paper. Now, keep in mind from the outset I'm not John Piper, R. Scott Clark, Mark Jones, Doug Wilson, N.T. Wright, or anyone else. I am nothing more than a small potato Southern … Continue reading A Few Brief Thoughts On Romans 3 & The Current Justification Controversy
"Most Christians understand that a church is not a building. However, the church is also much more than a gathering of Christians. To say the church is "the people, not the building" points us in the right direction, but it's still dangerously incomplete. What makes a local church a church? What makes a true and … Continue reading Five Marks of a True Church
I'm happy to announce that I'm releasing a newly edited and updated version of Charles Haddon Spurgeon's The Ministers Fainting Fits. For those who are unfamiliar, Fainting Fits originally appeared in Spurgeon's Lectures To My Students. After reading through it, I thought that this was too good to not be made into a work itself! So, that's exactly what I did! I've … Continue reading I’m Releasing A Book
Over the weekend, philosopher and Calvin College professor James K. A. Smith went on the record arguing that the recent usage of the words orthodoxy and heresy in debates surrounding same-sex marriage are illegitimate. Smith argues that Christian's are flippantly using the words orthodoxy and heresy by applying it to things such as homosexual mirage and that Christian's … Continue reading Et Tu, James K.A. Smith?
Thursday, June 16th, 2017: One day following the announcement of the blockbuster mega-fight between Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Connor "Notorious" McGregor, The Chapmanville Times interviewed local residents in the community of Chapmanville, WV about what they thought about the upcoming August mega-fight. Resident "Big" Rick Massey reportedly told The Times, "I think it could be great for … Continue reading #SatireSaturday – Local Pastor Challenges Floyd Mayweather & Connor McGregor To Triple Threat Match
Preliminary Note: The point of this post isn't to argue whether the Sabbath is a matter of law or wisdom. Regardless of ones views on Sabbatarianism, we should all agree that regular rest is wise, and is essential to our health and wellbeing. One lesson that God has been teaching me lately is the value … Continue reading 3 Simple Ways To Have A More Effective Sabbath Rest