Faithful are the Wounds

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful. – Proverbs 27:6 When our sins are pointed out (rightly) by brethren or unbelievers alike, it seems we are quicker to take offense than to execute repentance. I know that I am wont to do this, and I believe it’s […]

On the “News” and the Ninth Commandment

I grimace at the “news” lately, when I actually take the time to read it. Most of said “news” is really no news at all but tantalizing exploitations of others’ faults and failures. There is no question that when public leaders (including Pastors and Presidents, etc.) have gone astray in public matters that affect the […]

On Griping About Work

Josh Hicks It is a natural tendency of man to complain about effort exertion. It seems that in this day and age, however, it is glorified, exalted, and expected for a man to complain about the drudgery of work and the lack of “free time.” I know that I have been quite guilty of this […]

Piper, Prophecy, and Providence

So I’ve seen a few people blog about Piper’s “take” on the Tornado hitting the meeting where the ELCA voted to allow homosexual clergy. I decided to jump on the bandwagon. Most people may think me extreme, but it’s neither our duty nor our right to read or interpret Providence. Since I’m lazy, I’m just […]

Legalists & Libertines: Both Imbalanced – Part 3

Psalm 119:4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently. Previously, we discussed the Right Group (as opposed to the Wrong Group) within the context of the Libertines. Today I’d like to explore the Right Group within the context of the Legalists. It will really be quite brief, because I’d like to simply reference […]

Legalists & Libertines: Both Imbalanced – Part 2

Psalm 119:4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently. The Right Side Considering the ending of the previous post then, we might ask, “What is the proper balance?” The Biblical understanding of God’s Law. Let us briefly examine a role/some roles in which God’s Law ought to act in the life of a […]

Legalists & Libertines: Both Imbalanced – Part 1

Psalm 119:4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently. “The Law” has become a source of terrible infighting amongst the visible Church today. This is a sad and lamentable course, no doubt. There are three primary groups of understanding amongst professing Christians when it comes to the Law of God. Suffice it to […]