The Break-Up: Molinism & Divine Simplicity

If you’re a Molinist, you have to break up with divine simplicity. This isn’t a problem for many Molinists because a lot of them have already denied the doctrine. While there may be many reasons for this break-up with simplicity (William Lane Craig finds a conflict between it and the doctrine of the Trinity), there…

NFL Protest: A Veteran’s Take on the Kneeling Controversy

I’ve never seen combat. I should mention that here and now. The fact that I’ve never seen combat may put me a pay grade below qualification when it comes to speaking on issues like this one. That said, I am a veteran. I’ve watched friends suffer from PTSD. I’ve seen men come back from deployments…

The Rise of the “Nones”

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear. — 1 Peter 3:15 Thousands of articles have been written about Christian apologetics. The church hardly needs another layperson writing about…

When the Youth Take the Elderly to Church

You may have seen movies where parents were portrayed as forceful, church-going people who shoved their noisy kids down in the pew while smooshing their index finger into the child’s lips whispering, “be quiet!” Throughout the late 1800s and nearly the entirety of the 20th century, parents often struggled taking their children to church. In…

“We Don’t Need Religion Anymore, Man!”

Christian: “Why would almost every people group around the world, throughout known history, have a form of worship either to many gods or simply one God?” Atheist: “Religion seems to have served as an evolutionary benefit. Religion gives people a moral compass by which people treat one another in ways conducive to survival, population growth,…

From Everlasting to Everlasting Thou Art God

Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. Psalm 90:2 Remarking on the above passage, Stephen Charnock writes a striking paragraph that will leave any Christian in awe. Describing the majesty of our God in terms of God’s eternality, he…

Francis Cheynell on Eternal Generation

This is an excerpt from a larger article. See Here. This discussion picks up right after I talk about Bruce Ware’s claim that the orthodox notion of eternal generation is no less threatening to the doctrine of the Trinity than Ware’s own Eternal Relational Authority Subordinationism (ERAS). The issue that Ware points out here has…

The Law Before Sinai

This is an excerpt from a lengthier article. See here. Many critics of the threefold division of the law—and thus opponents of the idea that God’s law serves as a rule for the lives of God’s New Covenant people—start their theologizing in Exodus with the initial codification of the law. However, if the law is…

I’m Not Good Enough to Write This

In the 21st century, religion is kinda a strange thing. The term religion is used broadly and is attributed to mysticism as well as bible believing Christians. There are religions which require works in exchange for divine reconciliation. There are religions that think actions and thoughts matter about as much as your next food choice. Neither of…