Unprecedented Times Call for Precedented Measures: Coronavirus and Cancelling Church Services

[Author’s note: The thoughts in this article have been expanded in a recently published book, Essential Service, available as a free PDF download.] “We are living in unprecedented times.” If you’re like me, you’ve heard that phrase more than once this past month. Maybe you’ve even said it. In many ways, it is a true statement. … More Unprecedented Times Call for Precedented Measures: Coronavirus and Cancelling Church Services

Thinking Biblically About the Coronavirus, Pestilences, and the End Times

Many Christians today are prone to think that the coronavirus “pandemic” is proof-positive that Jesus is coming back soon (i.e. within this generation). They see the worldwide scale of the virus and conclude that it must be a sign that the pale horse of Revelation 6 is at work in a special way in our generation. But is this really the proper way to think about the current global situation? … More Thinking Biblically About the Coronavirus, Pestilences, and the End Times

Don’t Prune the Truth: Lessons from Spurgeon’s Preaching of the Gospel of Grace

Throughout church history, the gospel has consistently fallen under attack. Those who have boldly proclaimed the biblical gospel of grace—the depravity of man, the sovereignty of God in salvation, and the victory of Christ at the cross; in short, the doctrines of grace—have been forced to confront false gospels. One man who modeled a firm commitment to the gospel of grace was Charles Haddon Spurgeon. We do well to follow his example. … More Don’t Prune the Truth: Lessons from Spurgeon’s Preaching of the Gospel of Grace

Christian Singing: Its Necessity, History, Didactic Nature, and Teleology

The fifth chapter of Ephesians contains an important verse related to singing and music: “addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with you heart” (v. 19). Of all the posts I have written, one has received far more views than any other. In early 2019, … More Christian Singing: Its Necessity, History, Didactic Nature, and Teleology

Christian Borders

Most of the politically-charged immigration talk misses the crux of the matter. There are two key issues involved in immigration: (1) the right to emigrate and (2) the purpose of borders. If we properly understood (and implemented) these two concepts, the immigration “crisis” in America would be solved. 1. The Right to Emigrate To emigrate is to … More Christian Borders

Why Jesus’ Victory Means More False Prophets

In this article, I want to pull back the veil and give us a glimpse of the spiritual reality that is occurring in the world today. I can assure you of this: the spiritual battle that is raging now is no less intense than when those chariots of fire rallied around the prophet of God against the Syrian army. The New Testament contains vivid imagery of warfare (Ephesians 6:10-20, 1 Timothy 1:18). This imagery points us to the spiritual reality of a great warfare between Christ and Satan. One text in particular shows us the reality of spiritual warfare: 1 John 4:1-6. … More Why Jesus’ Victory Means More False Prophets

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