As I mentioned in my last post, I am preparing to go to India with To Every Tribe Ministries. While there, I’ll be teaching through 2 Timothy at a pastor’s conference. As I was reading today, I made a list of 16 gospel glories and 11 gospel implications from 2
Why did God keep you alive today? If you’re reading this, then I’ll just assume you’re alive. And if you’re alive, the Bible says it’s because God is keeping you alive (Heb 1:3). But why? As I’ve pondered this question, I’ve realized that it’s actually quite difficult to answer. Think
Blake White’s What is New Covenant Theology? is a helpful little book. It was written with the lay person in mind and is aimed at introducing the central concepts of New Covenant Theology (NCT). Each of the seven chapters address what White considers to be the distinctive features of this theological system. The
On Sunday our church was privileged to hear from Gunner Gundersen as he preached from Ephesians 4:1-16 on God’s formula for Spiritual Growth. Here’s the Formula: Gospel Unity (4:1-6) + Gifted Diversity (4:7-11, 16) + Active Ministry (4:12, 15-16) = Full Maturity (4:13-16) You can listen to full sermon here. What else do you
I’m am currently reading and greatly enjoying Tullian Tchividjian’s latest book, Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free. In the introduction, Tullian points out two typical, and unhelpful, ways people tend to respond to suffering 1. Moralizing. This happens when we look for what we or others may have done
The first four centuries of Christianity were marked by intense conflict over the person of Christ. Who was this Jesus? Was he God? Was he man? Was he both? Was he neither? Long story short, these early Christians held a series of councils and determined that Jesus was fully God
Ever since mankind’s fall into sin, we’ve been trying to hide our guilt and shame. In fact, as soon as Adam and Eve sank their teeth into that forbidden fruit we read, “Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig
I guess I’ve always been pegged as a creative. I’ve been a musician since I was young. I’ve written dozens of songs and performed with world-class musicians. Heck, I got my bachelors degree in, wait for it…Jazz Studies! Oftentimes, people look at me and place me a special category: creative.
A little over three years ago I lost my mother to breast cancer. That was definitely the most difficult experience of my life. There are no words to explain the grief of watching your mother fade away. To see the one you’ve lived so much life with lying there lifeless.