We are often led to believe sin is merely an outward manifestation of an inward desire. Sin consists in the acting out of an inward disposition, a desire or perhaps an orientation. A desire or an orientation cannot be sin, it is commonly thought. However, we ought to meditate on the sweet Word of God … Continue reading Straight From the Word: Inward Sin
Distinctions, distinctions, distinctions. We must be willing and able to make distinctions if we are going to have conversations about things like religion and politics. These are highly sensitive subjects important to many if not most people. Thus, we need to be careful with our language and with how we approach these things. It is … Continue reading Death by Generalization: Making Distinctions
People. The object of the second greatest commandment in Scripture is people. It would, then, be no surprise to the outsider looking in that the church must be concerned with one another. We know one another by our love for one another. This is a distinguishing mark of the true Church. Love, for my family in … Continue reading Thabiti and TGC: A Response | The Baptist Reformation
It was a day where you could fry an egg on the sidewalk in Okinawa, Japan. Hot, humid, and dry are all accurate adjectives for the day on which my Company Commander decided to take us on a beach run. This wasn’t a run in shorts and tennis shoes, but a run in a green … Continue reading Being a Careful Kingly Messenger
Well... kinda. Throughout my study of apologetics, more specifically, my assessment of varying apologetic methods, Cornelius Van Til has certainly stood out. There exists in Van Til a commitment to the Scriptures along with a forceful argument for the Christian system of thought rarely seen in other apologists. One of the issues, however, has been … Continue reading Plantinga & Van Til: Can They Be Friends?