Navigating pastoral ministry is tricky business. One of the most challenging aspects may be deciding on the songs to sing every Sunday morning. A pastor already has so many issues to deal with, facing the consequences of making poor music choices shouldn’t be one of them! Unfortunately, several pastors in recent days have made the … More Five Reasons Pastors Should Not Allow the Psalms to Be Sung in Church
How much thought have you given to paying pastors? According to John Calvin and Martin Luther, it is something that Satan has on his mind. In fact, it is a trick of Satan to have faithful pastors struggle to make ends meet. How can this ploy of the devil be overcome? … More Subverting Satan’s Schemes via Pastoral Salaries
If you haven’t heard about the recent Statement on Social Justice & the Gospel that was produced by John MacArthur, Phil Johnson, James White, and others, you can read about it here. The issues surrounding this statement are myriad and complex. However, as a Reformed theonomist and Christian Reconstructionist, I’ve found it very interesting to analyze the … More Theonomy, Allistair Begg, and the Statement on Social Justice & the Gospel.
The Eighth Commandment forbids theft. When this law is followed in society, there is justice. When it is disregarded, there is injustice and further theft. … More Thou Shalt Not Steal
Did Jesus abrogate the judicial law? What about his comments on an eye for an eye? Today, we look at this claim. … More Straw men, Jesus, and the judicial law
It is sometimes argued that the dividing wall the Apostle Paul spoke of included the judicial laws of the Old Testament. Is this the case? … More Was the judicial law part of the dividing wall?
Are the judicial laws in the Old Testament a form of bondage? Did the coming of Christ “free” God’s people from the “yoke” of the civil law? … More The “bondage” of the civil law?
Some of the polls are saying evangelicals voted for Trump at record numbers. As someone who has been urging Christians to apply Christ’s lordship to the political sphere for some time now, I’d like to take this opportunity to urge all those evangelicals who voted for Trump to consider one of the implications of supporting … More Trump, Christians, and Local Politics
Many of you have heard about Arnold Abbott, a man who was arrested for feeding the homeless in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This is not the first time something like this has happened in America. These sorts of things are fast becoming the norm in our nation, not the exception. Laws that criminalize good conduct seem … More Decreeing Wicked Decrees
It doesn’t take long for any discussion about God’s Law for society to focus upon specific case laws in the Old Testament. While parallel to the discussion of the general validity of God’s civil Law, discussions about specific laws are usually dealing with slightly different questions and presuppositions. When those who disagree with the general … More A Rioter and a Drunkard: A Look at Deuteronomy 21:18-21