Foundations of Grace: Total Depravity

Our congregation is Presbyterian and Reformed. What does that mean? The words attached to our church buildings and congregations entail a particular tradition or set of beliefs. Every church has them whether they wish to admit them or not. Even the non-denominational church follows models of belief common among other non-denominational churches. What does it … More Foundations of Grace: Total Depravity

This is My Father’s World

The Bible begins with those classic words of Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning…” and from the outset its tone is different than what we might expect from a book of beginnings. When people begin books about God, so often they want to begin with a textbook description of His character and attributes. Another approach often … More This is My Father’s World

A Book of Books

If you’ve ever opened a Bible before then you know that there are many different types of literature contained in the book. Sometimes you find poetry. Other times you find history full of narratives and lists. On another occasion, maybe what you discover are law codes, or parables, or even some otherworldly stories known as … More A Book of Books

The Blessed Trinity

There are many things in this world that are beyond comprehension. I imagine that you sometimes feel that way. What are some things that remind you that you still have things to learn? Perhaps for some of you when it comes to cars you are out of your depth. Maybe it isn’t vehicles that make … More The Blessed Trinity