Reflections

Reading 9 books about the Church with the Church for the Church in 2019

Happy 2019! Mark Dever encourages pastors to read 9 books with men in their church for 9 months out of the year, not including June to August (see video below). When I first saw this in my news feed, I thought I'm too busy reading required texts from my seminary courses to participate. But I… Continue reading Reading 9 books about the Church with the Church for the Church in 2019

Reflections, Reviews

Bible Reading for 2019

Courtesy of Matt Botsford on Unsplash Happy New Year! For me, the new year is always a great reminder to get in the Word. Perhaps because that's when people talk about Bible reading plans for the year or maybe because my pastor preaches on the means of grace (Bible reading, prayer, etc.) every time the year begins. I… Continue reading Bible Reading for 2019

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John MacArthur in the Ben Shapiro Show

In the Sunday Special Episode 29 of the Ben Shapiro Show, Ben interviews long-time pastor-teacher, John MacArthur. JMac answers all kinds of cultural and religious questions from the perspective of evangelical Christianity. MacArthur exhibits firm conviction on Scriptural truth with sincerity, care, love, and humility.  Topics discussed at various points of the interview include the… Continue reading John MacArthur in the Ben Shapiro Show

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When Santa Learned the Gospel

For many Christians, the month of December is a festive time of Christmas celebration. Unfortunately, a confused message of Christmas is being taught by the juxtaposition of the story of Jesus' birth and the story of Santa Claus.  Photo from http://www.santagospel.com Let's be honest, embedded in the story of Santa is the false gospel of… Continue reading When Santa Learned the Gospel

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Is Critical Thinking Anti-Faith? — Part 2

Critical thinking is an essential skill that every person should have. A critical thinker asks questions and evaluates the reasoning behind statements and conclusions to give him keen discernment in decision making and forming viewpoints on important life issues. Thinking critically guards a person against forming beliefs that are based on weak or even false… Continue reading Is Critical Thinking Anti-Faith? — Part 2

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Is Critical Thinking Anti-Faith? — Part 1

Critical thinking is an important tool used to evaluate an argument. One of the traits of a critical thinker is being open to other arguments by listening to alternative conclusions. What should a Christian do when critical thinking threatens his faith in the Gospel and the authenticity of the Scripture itself? If critical thinkers base… Continue reading Is Critical Thinking Anti-Faith? — Part 1

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T4G Live IV: Coming on October 26

I am not a vocal artist by any means. My wife could attest to that. But my first album is coming out this month, well kind of. T4G Live IV is coming out on October 26! This is the recording of the congregational singing at the Together for the Gospel Conference this past April 2018. Other… Continue reading T4G Live IV: Coming on October 26

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MacArthur: I’m deeply troubled by the rhetoric about “social justice” in evangelical circles

At this time, I'm working on my prospectus for my dissertation. I'll disclose my full topic once this project is done, but the broad theme is on "church unity." The truth of the matter is: there are a lot of things that divide God's people today. Some of them are necessary; some are not. While… Continue reading MacArthur: I’m deeply troubled by the rhetoric about “social justice” in evangelical circles

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Dever: How to find and employ pastoral leaders – 9Marks at Southeastern ’17

At the end of this month (Sept. 28-29) is 9 Marks at Southeastern. Here is what this conference is about: The 9Marks at Southeastern Conference is a conference about the church, for the church. The conference exists to equip pastors and church leaders to lead their congregations toward greater health for the glory of King… Continue reading Dever: How to find and employ pastoral leaders – 9Marks at Southeastern ’17

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Is “Original Sin” Unfair? A Theological Response to President Duterte

Last month, social media went crazy with polarizing responses to President Duterte’s comments about the stupidity of the doctrine of original sin. In his speech at the opening of the 2018 National ICT Summit in Davao City, President Duterte questioned the fairness of the doctrine of original sin. Why would God create a perfect world… Continue reading Is “Original Sin” Unfair? A Theological Response to President Duterte