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 … Continue reading Duh, Theology Is Hard!

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 … Continue reading Christ in the Fire

“Why Didn’t They Tell Me This Before Seminary?!”

There I went marchin' off to seminary. New wife in tow and big plans ahead. Little did I know, the most important things I would learn would be outside the classroom and free.  I prefer to get my caveat out of the way up front: I think seminary can be a good thing. Men need trained, … Continue reading “Why Didn’t They Tell Me This Before Seminary?!”

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, … Continue reading Reviewing & Clarifying the Lord’s Supper

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 … Continue reading Only Fools Share The Gospel.