One of the central tenets of Protestant Christianity is the sufficiency of Scripture. Sufficient for what? They are not sufficient in learning how to tie one’s shoes. Nor are they useful in teaching you how to make an excellent quiche. So, what do I mean? Theologian John Frame explains Scripture’s sufficiency in this way, “Scripture … More The Scriptures are Sufficient
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
Death is an obvious and regular reminder that our world is not the way it’s supposed to be. Whether it’s the simple death of a beautiful bouquet of flowers, the souring of a cup of milk, or the loss of a great friend - death is a constant intrusion into our worlds. As the saying … More What Happens When We Die?
The Christian life is defined in many ways. How you would explain the difference between a Christian life and non-Christian life? Both sorts of people have jobs. Both have the capacity to do good in their communities. Both sorts go on vacations, pursue education, seek after job promotions, and the like. There are many areas … More A Work in Progress
One of the great tools of the church are her prayerbooks. This comes as no surprise as the Bible itself contains the Book of Psalms: a book that may be described as much a hymnal as a prayerbook. Prayerbooks are collections of prayers written by various saints throughout history. They are valuable for a host … More Fighting for Hope
I have a friend whose husband is suffering from dementia. The older I get, the more aware I grow of how common this malady seems to be. As a pastor, I’ve encountered it before from former members who’ve gone on to be with the Lord. But this is the first time I’m walking together with … More When Things Won’t Get Better