Duh, Theology Is Hard!

“I like it simple.” That’s what one of my friends once told me. I get the feeling he’s not the only one who likes his theology “simple.” This is the general milieu in “theological America.” Buffet theology, we may call it, wins the day because it takes less time, less energy, less commitment, and the […]

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Christ in the Fire

“Look! I see four men loosed and walking about in the midst of the fire without harm, and the appearance of the fourth is like a son of the gods!” –– Daniel 3:25 –– Christ’s Incarnational Experience For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been […]

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Reviewing & Clarifying the Lord’s Supper

The Reformed generally held to a real presence of Christ in the sacrament, or ordinance, of the Lord’s Supper and the Particular Baptists of the seventeenth century are no exception. The Second London says: 7. Worthy receivers, outwardly partaking of the visible elements in this ordinance, do then also inwardly by faith, really and indeed, […]

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Only Fools Share The Gospel.

Fools. That’s what the world called us. At least, the world as it was experienced in Hawaii and Southern California. I had some other… odd(?) experiences while still in the Marine Corps on Okinawa and other places, but Hawaii and California stand out as being some of the most, well, unique. It was a sunny […]

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Excommunicating The Fathers

“Two-thousand years of church history,” by itself, is a humbling consideration… at least it should be. The church has a very complex and colorful past. From the Mediterranean coastal lands to the north African deserts and central Europe; from Christians who dwelt in trees to those who lived in rock igloos in islands. The church […]

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