When we vote we are voting for the establishment and the exercise of government.Tovote is to cast a judgment as to what a government is supposed to do. Christians have a biblical perspective on what government is supposed to do. There is a view of government which is so fundamental it should supported by anyone who considers themselves to believe and follow the Bible. Con...Keep Reading
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The facts are coming in fast: social media is harmful. It is not neutral as we first perceived (or experienced). Having heard much more in recents months than I could compile here, I wanted to pass this on to our church. Consider social media in your home carefully! ...
Does meditation lead to blessedness? ...
This blog includes a few mediations by Herman Bavinck on the creation of woman. Herman Bavinck (1854-1921) was professor of Theology at Free University in Amsterdam. His book "Wonderful Works of God" is a succinct, easy to read condensed version of his systematic theology. It reads devotionally and is a wonderful guide for meditation on God. ...
Their daily work is to get their hearts crucified to the world and the things of it, and the world to their hearts; that they may not have living affections to dying things. J. Owen...
Are We Pharisee Church Attenders? As a pastor's son church on Sunday was never a question. It was the air I breathed. I have no memory of asking if we could stay home from church on any given Sunday. The thought never crossed my mind. Regularly gathering with the body is essential in discipling our children and each other. The Bible calls Christians not to forsake the ...Keep Reading
Gathering and Government The Governor of Texas issues an executive order in which he designates churches as essential businesses. Does that mean that we can and should gather for worship on Sunday? ...Keep Reading
COVID-19 Brings Biblical Hope to Life When we read the Bible, it can be difficult to grasp the scale of suffering and turmoil that God allowed on the earth. The Bible can easily begin to feel like exaggerated stories which have a moral or theological point but don't seem real to us. My children were all born after September 11, 2001. They have no memory of the fear and ...Keep Reading
A few weeks ago in leading the Sunday Service pastoral prayer I asked our church for prayer for the Southern Baptist Convention. I doing so I mentioned that there were concerning matters in the forefront of the convention — even in the media. Below I want to speak to those matters, explain the SBC a bit, and offer some clarity on the usefulness and faithfulness of the co...Keep Reading
I’m a guy who needs about two and half good, serious friendships, and my wife takes up two of those spots. My remaining spot for a half friend may not live close. We may talk once every 6 months. I’m okay with that....Keep Reading
A few helpful tips on how to make the best use of a study Bible or commentary. ...Keep Reading
It is astonishing the number of well respected and highly honored Bible interpreters who misapply Isaiah 55:8-9 where God says, "My thoughts are not your thoughts, my ways are not your ways." An astonishing number! And it misuse being published in book after book and Bible study after Bible study. Most recently I’ve seen the one and only JI Packer misuse this passage in ...Keep Reading
At the very least our children learn a lot about the gathered church, her ordinances, and how God is worshiped. More so, in God’s sovereignty, the gathered church may be the very venue he chooses to open a child’s heart to his saving grace...Keep Reading