One of the central teachings of the Christian faith is that God is holy. We are reminded in Isaiah 6:3 that God is not merely holy but is “Holy, holy, holy.” The holiness of God is a demonstration of His transcendence and purity. We are drawn to consider in the holiness of God that He … More What Does God Require?
When we consider the God of the Bible what words come to your mind? I’m always amazed at the various ways people use to describe God. They often use words like “big” or “powerful” if they are sympathetic with the God of the Bible. However, I’ve also heard those who’ve been less than sympathetic with … More Who Are You, God?
There is no mystery as grand as that of the Holy Trinity. It is indeed a holy mystery. What does that mean though? In our world, mysteries are that which can be understood given sufficient time and thought. Mysteries in our world need patience and diligence but can eventually be found out and unveiled by … More No Trinity, No Christianity
One of the most remarkable things about the Bible is that when we examine it we find no defense for the existence of God. Isn’t that interesting? Instead, as we crack open the book and read, we are invited, from the outset, to see this God at work, “In the beginning, God created the heavens … More The Eternal God
One of the great joys of my life is opening up a new book. I especially love reading books about theology. Theology, as a word itself, may cause vastly different responses. Perhaps it may elicit indifference, or disdain. Perhaps joy and excitement. Perhaps confusion. Perhaps horror. What is theology? Depending upon whom you ask you … More You Are a Theologian
One of the most controversial sayings in all the ministry of Christ was His teaching on the Holy Spirit in Matthew 12:31-32. Undoubtedly, this passage has caused many Christians to ponder their right standing with God. And though Paul encourages us to "work out your own salvation with fear and trembling" (Phil. 2:12 ESV), God … More Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit
If someone asked you to show them what God's love looked like what would you do? We know that the love of God does not have a color. The love of God does not come in a boxed set. You cannot order it from a store. It is odorless, tasteless, and invisible to the naked … More God is For Us
The Bible, as THE BOOK of books, holds within its volumes the actions of God in creation. We learn much of God's actions with man, both in righteous wrath as well as, His merciful hand of redemption. But one particular doctrine has always been central to the church: the blessed Trinity. When we gather to … More Mystery of Mysteries
When was the last time a stunning pice of art caused to stop what you were doing and consider it? Art has this remarkable ability to draw us in, and consider something familiar from a new perspective. In many ways, the arts allow us to most reflect our Creator God in one of His most … More A Spiritual Feast
Do you remember that delightful thing called winter? I imagine many of you are already lamenting the cool breeze of autumn, and are hissing at the very thought of winter knocking on our doors. But I have to admit (the chagrin of many) that I love winter. And I especially love blizzards. I always enjoy … More God’s Irresistible Grace