Call a Spade a Spade

Much of the New Testament conveys the Lord Jesus Christ through the imagery of light contrasted with darkness. We find this image in the Gospels as Old Testament prophecies find their fulfillment in the coming of the Son of Righteousness (cf. Matthew 4:16). Even as an infant, Simeon spoke of Christ at the Temple in … More Call a Spade a Spade

Which Way Are You Going?

In the early years of the church, the Christian faith was simply called, “The Way”. The name may have come from the words of the Lord Jesus, “I am THE WAY, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6 ESV). The Way was most basically the … More Which Way Are You Going?

A Living Faith

When was the last time you experienced something that was quite demanding? I recently had the joy of observing one of my children play basketball. Now the sport itself is rather demanding. You have to maneuver just the right way. You have to handle the ball just the right way. There are indeed rules that … More A Living Faith

Sola Fidei

Faith lies at the heart of the Christian message. But what is it? Does it have any content? How should we express it? I have found in my limited experience that discussions concerning faith can lead to very interesting places depending upon whom you are speaking. For Christians, faith is an essential component. A faithless … More Sola Fidei

When to Join a Church

The Lord Jesus Christ shed His blood for the Church. As such, the Church is God’s means of transforming the world. But how do you know when you are ready to join a local church and unite yourself as a member? Provided below are some (and not all) the reasons why you might want to … More When to Join a Church

By Faith Alone

Today you’d scarcely find a person outside of the church who believes that God punishes ordinary people for ordinary sins. In fact, the axiom that ‘nobody is perfect’ leads many to believe that if a God exits, He certainly isn’t going to demand perfection. Our good deeds will hopefully outweigh our bad deeds. Or if … More By Faith Alone

And Now, We Wait

As I write these words, it’s a beautiful Spring afternoon. The sun is cutting through the trees, which are dancing with the wind. The birds are fluttering about and everything around seems ordinary. Yet somehow, “ordinary” is the very last word any of us would use to describe our present situations. We leave our homes … More And Now, We Wait

Spiritual Resilience

When I think about reading the Bible I often liken it to walking through a forest, full of varying trees and leaves. As you stroll through the wood you can enjoy both the particularities and as well as the wider views. Matthew 15:21-39 can best be enjoyed from a wide-eyed view because these three scenes … More Spiritual Resilience