Exegesis is foundational to understand scripture’s application to our lives. The problem is that many in the church want to hear the application without doing the work of the exegete. In many cases this has also been translated into the way many preachers preach. In order to keep congregants happy, they are given large amounts […]
This is a short quote by Charles Spurgeon to remind us that sometimes suffering is part of our ministry. “One Sabbath morning, I preached from the text, `My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?’ and though I did not say so, yet I preached my own experience. I heard my own chains clank […]
Some people think that using labels like Calvinism or Arminianism is wrong. After all, shouldn’t we follow Christ, not men or schools of thought? This video takes a look at these questions.
There are many pastors that seem to have lost their way a bit by following hard after some kind of “seeker” or “emergent” model. They have such a desire for growth and relevance that they have lost their relevance, which makes their growth questionable. With them in mind, here are four common pitfalls which must […]
From Calvin’s Institutes… “Whatever be the kind of tribulation with which we are afflicted, we should always consider the end of it to be, that we may be trained to despise the present, and thereby stimulated to aspire to the future life. For since God well knows how strongly we are inclined by nature to […]
This gentleman recently found out that he has a brain tumor. Pondering this, he wants to remind many Christians and churches how they may sound to someone who is looking for real answers, and not just wanting their ears tickled with prosperity preaching and superficial hype. Let’s keep him in prayer, Doug
Here is another video from the God and Governing Conference hosted by Trinity Law School.
Many Christians are familiar with the music of Ray Boltz. In the 1990’s he published several songs which stayed on the Christian music charts for months and found their way into the “special music” section of church services everywhere. A few of his hits were “Thank You (for Giving to the Lord)” “Watch the […]
Rather than bore you with my prose, I leave you some quotations from Calvin: Mingled vanity and pride appear in this, that when miserable men do seek after God, instead of ascending higher than themselves as they ought to do, they measure him by their own carnal stupidity, and neglecting solid inquiry, fly off to […]