Bonus Post: Finding God’s Presence

Originally posted on TLP:
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 will for… 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

Blessed…thankyou brother…grace to you.

Authority and Necessity: A Hermeneutic According to Grace Grace is light in the darkness. Jesus Christ is the light. He reveals both the depth of our darkness and the redemptive light of God. Christ Himself is the redemption of God. There is only one Christ, one light in the darkness: the Christ of the Bible. […] via Grace and Church Office — All These Words Continue reading Blessed…thankyou brother…grace to you.

though short, very helpful…

The distinction between while and though is neglected but should be recovered. The writer observes it is clearer and more useful to his reader. Most often today, even in edited publications (e.g., newspapers, magazines, and books) one sees them used interchangeably and . . . Continue reading → via Grammar Guerilla: While And Though — The Heidelblog Continue reading though short, very helpful…

The state of the fallen world…and the Sovereignty of God.

“For I am God, and there is no other, I am God, and there is none like Me, Declaring the end from the beginning.”  Isaiah 46:9,10 Been on my mind a lot lately, a lot…and it’s only because I’m saved through Christ that I can even begin to get my head around all I see about me. Some days I have to push myself to … Continue reading The state of the fallen world…and the Sovereignty of God.