The Doctrines of Grace and the Importance of Confessions of Faith

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

California Abortion Bill to Help Women “Stay on Track”

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’s Literary Description of the Perversion of Human Affections

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

The 12 Most Influential Books in My Christian Walk

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

The Strange Fire of the Charismatic Movement

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