Over the previous three blogs we’ve been looking at the foundations of grace and what is often called the Five Points of Calvinism or the Doctrines of Grace. We continue to the fourth point in that system: Irresistible Grace. Every point thus far has highlighted God’s hand in saving spiritually dead sinners by grace in … More Foundations of Grace: Irresistible Grace
Today we come to one of the more controversial claims in Reformed theology: Limited Atonement. Limited Atonement is often one of the most contested and misunderstood aspects of the Reformed faith, the doctrines of grace, or the so-called Five Points of Calvinism. Some of the issues arise from the name. What exactly is "limited" when … More Foundations of Grace: Limited Atonement
All of us have definitive moments that in many ways can redefine the trajectory of our lives. What are some of those destiny-altering decisions which you’ve made in your own life? Was it a job? You left everything you knew behind. Was it a relationship? You decided to take the great risk and go for … More Foundations of Grace: Unconditional Election
On June 24, 2022 the Supreme Court of the Unites States voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, a classic case which established a national precedent for abortion. With such an unexpected turn of events, no lack of opinions and responses have arisen, both in celebration and dissent. What follows below then is a Christian response … More A Pastoral Letter Concerning Roe v. Wade
Have you ever made a really great dish and been super proud of it? Have you ever made what you thought was going to be a really great dish only to have it be a total flop? You may be familiar with the show on Food Network called "Chopped". In the show, they give … More A Recipe for Forgiveness
There are few mysteries as confounding as that of suffering. We encounter it regularly. Whether it be the natural sort, by means of sickness or bodily pain, or even the more sinister sort when we consider the atrocities people commit willingly against one another. Suffering seems to be as common as birds of the air, … More Suffering Saints
I’ve never been a fan of movies that are meant to make you cry. I understand that there are many genres and that all of them have a particular audience in mind, but I never could understand why anyone would purposefully do that to themselves. I know that life is not a constant comedy. Things … More Job, the Suffering Servant
One of my favorite things about the Bible is that there is no lack of amazing stories. One of the great gems of the Old Testament is the story of Ruth. Now this story comes to us in the midst of one of Israel’s darkest moments. The very first verse of the very first chapter … More The Legacy of Grace
Our lives from beginning to end consist of an endless stream of questions. As children, we assault our parents with questions like, “What does this do?” or “Are we there yet?” As adults the questions continue, but ranger from the mundane (“What should we watch tonight?”) to the serious (“How am I supposed to provide … More Oh How I Love Your Law!
How do you grow as a Christian? So often today we find people wanting to advance in their education or career, they want to improve their diets and their physique, but how often do we find individuals who want to improve their walk with the Lord? The Bible teaches us that if we are calling … More How Do Christians Grow?