Daniel Hyde wrote, “Despite claims that the creeds and confessions are unbiblical, that they are merely Roman Catholic traditions, or that they stifle the Spirit of God in the life of God’s people, they are, in fact, biblical and beneficial.” I concur. This post is a collection of sundry thoughts on why having a confession … More The Doctrines of Grace and the Importance of Confessions of Faith
Christian Headlines reports: “a California bill that would force public universities to provide women easy access to the abortion pill so they can ‘stay on track’ passed a legislative committee Wednesday.” The bill aims at providing “abortion by medication techniques” on every California State University or University of California campus. The perfidious logic behind this bill demonstrates the anti-Christian view of women that society is adopting. … More California Abortion Bill to Help Women “Stay on Track”
Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts. He graduated from Bowdoin College (Maine) in 1825 and would eventually become one of America’s most famous writers. Hawthorne is perhaps best known for two of his novels, The Scarlet Letter and The House of Seven Gables. “The Man of Adamant” is a short story that he wrote in … More Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Literary Description of the Perversion of Human Affections
Ladies and gentlemen, I am launching a new podcast on church history! Our first episode introduces us to William Bradford and is available now on Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Google Podcasts, and all other major podcast outlets. Allow me to describe the new podcast and the motivation behind it. What Is It? Church History for Everyone, … More New Church History Podcast!
The Apostle John commanded Christians to test the spirits (1 John 4:1). The reason, he says, is because many false prophets have gone out into the world. Evil spirits, agents from the devil, are likely to present slight variations and perversions of the pure truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. … More Testing the Spirit of Mormonism: A Contrary Gospel
This list of books is a bit like a stack of Ebenezer stones. They stand as a testimony to how God used people (both the authors of the books and those who introduced me to these works) to help me grow in the faith. I’ve always enjoyed reading, but since becoming a Christian I have especially found books to be a great source of edification, instruction, and growth. … More The 12 Most Influential Books in My Christian Walk
“In the beginning was the Word.” Thus opens one of the most beloved books in the Christian Scriptures, the Gospel of John. It is a most fitting introduction to a literary masterpiece that points to the One that the Christian faith centers upon: Jesus Christ, the Word of God. Proponents of the Christian faith have … More Why Christians Should Value Literature
I do not ask if you go to church. I do not ask if you read the Bible. I do not ask if you believe in God. These are important questions. But today, I ask you this: do you love Jesus Christ? There is perhaps no question more important than this one. So important is this question, that … More Do You Love Jesus Christ?
In 2014, there was a discussion concerning an obscene book in a local public school district (Cape Henlopen). A friend of mine sent a message to each member of the school board at Cape Henlopen School District urging them to stand by their previous decision to remove this book from the recommended reading list at the … More What Happens Without Government Schools?
The modern Charismatic movement is fraught with dangers and misrepresentations of Christianity. What are the the key aspects of this movement that should concern Christians? I originally wrote the following article as a series of six blog posts in 2014 on a now defunct site. I have combined them all into one mega-post and made a few slight edits in order to re-publish this article here. The topic is still of immense importance … More The Strange Fire of the Charismatic Movement