Our Armor of Anger

Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man, lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare. ~Proverbs 22:24-25~ I have discussed the issue of anger in previous posts (here & here). But I wanted to look at it from another angle because one view will … Continue reading Our Armor of Anger

Where Was God – Pt. 2

"Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” John 11:21b,32b The statement made by Mary and Martha offers a note of familiarity to humanity, doesn’t it? We often think that if God would have been with us (or a loved one) then suffering would not be present. In our modern state … Continue reading Where Was God – Pt. 2

Where was God? – Pt. 1

"Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” ~John 11:21b,32b The sisters of Lazarus (Mary & Martha) both posed the same question to the Lord when their brother had died. Their statement rings true to each of us, doesn’t it? We can all think back to some tragedy, some trial or … Continue reading Where was God? – Pt. 1

When Orthodoxy Becomes Idolatry

A troubling pattern I have beheld over the past couple of years within the more conservative Reformed circles of evangelicalism is the slow deterioration of the relationship between truth and love. Paul stated in Ephesians 4:15: Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the … Continue reading When Orthodoxy Becomes Idolatry

Good and Angry Pt. 1

Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil. ~ Ephesians 4:26-27 Anger. Everyone has been guilty of entertaining this potentially hostile emotion. We have all experienced it in some form or fashion. But what is it really? Is there ever … Continue reading Good and Angry Pt. 1

The Problem With Religion

Being a pastor and having served in ministry for many years I will have to admit that at the core, there is nothing wrong with religion that is centered upon the worship of the true God, which we find in the Bible. This is worship that is born out of a supernatural and miraculous work … Continue reading The Problem With Religion

The Walking Dead?

Let’s be honest, the American culture is crazy about anything related to the apocalyptic or zombie genre for entertainment. But in all actuality, this is one instance where fantasy and truth are not all that far apart. Of course, we are not overrun by the undead hordes who are in every state of physical decay … Continue reading The Walking Dead?

To Fulfill All Righteousness: Challenging the illusion of works based salvation

But Jesus answered him, "Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he consented.  ~Matthew 3:15~ The work of redemption is not seen upon the cross of Christ only. The verse listed above shows us an important facet of salvation; that Christ came to fulfill all … Continue reading To Fulfill All Righteousness: Challenging the illusion of works based salvation

The Significance of Christ’s Bodily Resurrection (Pt. 2)

  Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith … Continue reading The Significance of Christ’s Bodily Resurrection (Pt. 2)