This morning I continued in my reading of Calvin’s Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life. I was struck by his insights on seeking the good of others. Calvin begins by speaking of how believers should seek the good of everyone, friend or foe: The Lord commands us to do good unto all men … More Image bearers and seeking the good of others
Historically, the United States has been a culturally Christian country. What I mean by that, is that our cultural values have been based on Biblical principles. I do not subscribe to the notion that the U.S. was ever a ‘Christian nation’, however the culture has been heavily influenced by Christianity. This is both good and … More How do we love and engage with our unbelieving friends without compromising our testimonies?
Monday before last, in my essay The More Sure Word, I wrote about the fact that Jesus appealed to Scripture, rather than His own say-so or visible witness. As I stated in the post, the Son of God appealing to Scripture is a powerful witness to its authority. Yesterday and today, in my daily reading for the … More Moses accuses you
It is typical of women’s churchanity to appeal to the emotions of ladies. There is this basic assumption that women want everything to be about feelings, heart longings, and romance. I realize that may be true of a large percentage of women, but there are also ladies like myself. Frankly, all of the emotional, all-the-feels-plus-romantic-Jesus-is-your-boyfriend nonsense … More Will God give you the desires of your heart?
There is a pattern of struggle in the professing church that puzzles me: a famine of the Word. What I mean by this is that many professing believers spend little if any time reading their Bibles. It is a crazy situation when you think about it. Would we expect infants to grow, or even survive … More The More Sure Word
Busy day today, so I have selected something from the archives for your reading pleasure today. This essay was originally posted on September 27, 2016 by onehiredlateintheday One of God’s attributes that sets Him apart from his creation is His Holiness. This concept of holiness, and God’s expectation that His people also emanate holiness has been turning over … More Flashback Friday: Confusing Holiness With Legalism
There are two very unpopular topics in the Church today: discernment and false teaching/teachers. What’s funny, is that discernment and false teaching/teachers are continual topics in the New Testament. In fact, every book in the New Testament with the exception of Philemon addresses false teaching. And how do we distinguish between false teaching and Biblical … More The Twin Taboos of the Modern-Day Church