2 Reasons Why Theology Matters
January 1, 2016, I started my fourth year in ministry. The past three years have been some of the most rewarding, yet most difficult times of my entire life. Over these past few years, I have come to love theology. In fact, most of my spiritual gifts deal with theology. Not to say that I…
Let It Be Said of Us
There she stands in ragged clothes and pleads for money. People pass her by. People ridicule and mock her for living on the streets. Very few passers by asked her about her story. They simply walked away in scorn. But you see, everyone has a story. She was a single mother and victim of domestic…
Puritan Spirituality in The Valley of Vision
In my last post I shared who influenced me to read and enjoy Puritan writings. In this post I will share why I enjoy reading the Puritans. Arthur Bennett provides us with a helpful glance into Puritan prayers and devotion in his work The Valley of Vision. Who is Arthur Bennett? Arthur Bennet was born on…
Who influenced me to read the Puritans?
Within the past year I have developed an appreciation for Puritan spirituality, due to its emphasis on Christ and the Word. I began reading Puritan writings in Dr. Barry Raper’s course Reading the Pastoral Classics at Welch College. Several other mentors have encouraged my reading of the Puritans. In this post I will briefly highly my exposure to…
Why is the Gospel Good News?
We are all oriented toward sin rather than righteousness as a result of the Fall. We all have temptations but we do not nor should we act on every temptation we face. Only through the Good News of Jesus can we overcome these many temptations we face.
The Doctrine of Immutability: Does God Change His Mind?
God is dependable. He will be the same tomorrow as He is today.
Shackled Under Condemnation’s Chains
I didn’t know Dr. John Gibson, but I relate to his struggle. We are released from condemnation.
Following Bonhoeffer’s Example of Genuine Love
Recently I began reading Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas. Thus far my reading has proven beneficial. As I read over the next few weeks I hope to share a few gleanings with you. Today’s post concerns the issue of genuine love, which was one of Bonhoeffer’s greatest characteristics during his stay in Berlin. It was because…
An Open Letter to Pine Level Free Will Baptist Church
Dear friends and family of Pine Level, I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude for all you have done for me this summer. It has been a blessing developing friendships with you and preaching on Sunday evenings. You will always have a special place in my heart. We’ve shared moments of…
Mature in Christ: A Gospel-Centered Vision
Each week we are invited to participate in corporate worship in our local churches. There are various elements of worship including singing, praying, sharing confessions, giving, and most importantly there is the element of public preaching of God’s word. What is it exactly that motivates preachers to share from God’s word each week? When we…