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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]