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Joshua Sommer

Navigating the Lord’s Supper

I will be the first to say pragmatism is not an inherently sinful concept. The answer to the question “What works?” enables society to accomplish many things. Though there is no doubt pragmatism can benefit humanity, it shouldn’t be so easily translated into our church worship services. Unfortunately, […]

The Aquinas Papers: God Is Eternal

Abstract: Thomas Aquinas purposed to demonstrate the inter-relatedness of God’s attributes insofar as when we predicate something of God, viz., eternality, then we say more than, “God is eternal.” Rather, for Aquinas, if God is eternal, He must also be necessary, pure act, and divinely simple––other things follow […]

What Does it Mean to Be Confessional?

Confessions are interpretive units designed to systematize a particular understanding of God’s special revelation. Notice the term unit, there. Even the term confession assumes a singular document; similar to how a creed is a creed because it is to be adopted and confessed as a singular creedal statement. Confessions, in […]