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

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