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

The Connection Between Church Polity and Civil Engagement

If people are encouraged and empowered to be independent, responsible, critical thinkers in the church, they are more prone to be independent, responsible, critical thinkers in the state. On the other hand, if church members are in a system where they are governed from the top-down, they are far more likely to be disengaged in the civil sphere, abdicating their responsibility to those “over” them. … More The Connection Between Church Polity and Civil Engagement

An Analysis of a Sermon on the Exaltation of Christ Above All Evils

The Puritan sermon remains one of the most majestic memorials to an incredible period in church history. Every Puritan sermon stands as a testament to a devotion to Scripture and its logical consequences in daily living. Jonathan Edwards, arguably the greatest American theologian to have lived, has left behind a legacy for posterity. Among this … More An Analysis of a Sermon on the Exaltation of Christ Above All Evils

Did Paul Try To Transform Society?

[Dr. Kenneth Gentry graciously published my article on his site, PostmillennialismToday.com. You can read the full article here. Also, someone translated the article into Spanish: found here.] One of the practical implications of a robustly postmillennial theology is the need to transform our society according to the Word of God. To the great detriment of … More Did Paul Try To Transform Society?

John Robinson’s Advice to the Pilgrims on Taking Offence

One of my favorite books is William Bradford’s Of Plymouth Plantation. This book is the exciting account of the Pilgrims’ journey and settlement in New England nearly four hundred years ago. When the Pilgrims left for the New World, they were forced to part ways with many of their dearest friends. In fact, the Christian … More John Robinson’s Advice to the Pilgrims on Taking Offence