A False Teacher is like… – Exegesis of Jude 12

Originally posted on Aletheia (Truth) Blog:
“These are the men who are the hidden reefs in your love feasts when they feast with you without fear, caring for themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn trees without fruit, doubly dead, uprooted;” Jude is using a lot of descriptive metaphors when speaking of false teachers. Let’s take them apart piece by piece to get… Continue reading A False Teacher is like… – Exegesis of Jude 12

Some Went Out on the Sea

Originally posted on I love the Psalms:
I will praise Him! Crashing waves, Lake Ontario – photo courtesy of Eric E. Wright Some went out on the sea in ships;     they were merchants on the mighty waters. They saw the works of the LORD,     his wonderful deeds in the deep. For he spoke and stirred up a tempest     that lifted high the waves. They mounted up to the… Continue reading Some Went Out on the Sea

Three Examples of Apostasy in Scripture – Exegesis of Jude 11

Originally posted on Aletheia (Truth) Blog:
Woe to them! For they have gone the way of Cain, and for pay they have rushed headlong into the error of Balaam, and perished in the rebellion of Korah.” Jude 1:11 In my blog post this week we are going to flip back through scripture to three examples of apostasy. We are going to examine Cain, Balaam, and… Continue reading Three Examples of Apostasy in Scripture – Exegesis of Jude 11

Bonus Post: Finding God’s Presence

Originally posted on The Life Project:
Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 What is God’s will for us? Where can we find joy? Is it God’s will that we find joy? What should we pray about? All these questions are answered in the three short verses above: God’s… Continue reading Bonus Post: Finding God’s Presence

A Simple Prayer

Originally posted on This Life & Beyond:
“Live simply, love generously, serve faithfully, speak truthfully, pray daily. Leave everything else to God.” I saw this quote while sitting in a café the other day. As I consider the direction of my life, these words speak to me about a simple yet profound calling. So often, we’re looking for the big, the extravagant, the noticeably noble.… Continue reading A Simple Prayer

Defend Your Cause

Originally posted on I love the Psalms:
Reading:                                      Psalm 74 (Verses 18-23) Remember how the enemy has mocked you, LORD, how foolish people have reviled your name. Do not hand over the life of your dove to wild beasts; do not forget the lives of your afflicted people forever. Have regard… Continue reading Defend Your Cause

Young Fogies

Originally posted on TheEcclesialCalvinist:
Not long ago I removed myself from an internet discussion group that focused on the theology and praxis of my religious tradition.  The level of hostility directed toward other Christian traditions and the dismissiveness of what I know to be responsible scholarship on the part of some were toxic. A number of years ago evangelical mathematician and philosopher Bill Dembski wrote:… Continue reading Young Fogies

Three Distinct Marks of False Teachers – Exegesis of Jude 1:8

Originally posted on Aletheia (Truth) Blog:
In my last blog post we studied Jude 1:7 which revealed the commonality between apostates and the people of Sodom. I wanted to give one more bit of information regarding Sodom before we pick up in verse 8.  John MacArthur points out that Shem (Noah’s son) was still alive during the judgment of Sodom (See Genesis 11:10 for the… Continue reading Three Distinct Marks of False Teachers – Exegesis of Jude 1:8