Every thought, word, and deed is emptied of meaning apart from Him and every experience loses its character and contemplation.

To be outside of Christ is an absence horrific and unthinkable. Augustine wrote that every human heart has a God shaped void that needs to be filled. Uniquely, it’s a void that includes everything in the universe, and more. The alienation is utter. Every thought, word, and deed is emptied of meaning apart from Him […]

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 […]