Church

Power of Preaching

September 10, 2018

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, ‘The righteous shall live by faith.’” (Romans 1:16–17) […]

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What is Outside the Church?

April 21, 2015

I’ve been struck lately with our confessional statement: “Out of [the visible church] there is no ordinary possibility of salvation” (WCF 25.2). Throughout history there have been a number of proponents who have stated as much. And while the Reformed don’t agree with the Roman Catholic understanding of this doctrine, it is, perhaps, surprising to […]

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Jesus Loving Judas

February 24, 2015

In stories, antagonists have a way of driving the plot line forward in an emotional and often startling way. And typically when it comes to antagonists, we have a subtle joy in their destruction. It’s difficult not to get a bit joyful when the Third Age of Middle Earth closes with the final defeat of […]

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God Spoke: Biblical Theology and Revelation

December 2, 2014

Question “Does God still speak today?” This is a large question that many Christians ask today–even Reformed and orthodox Christians. On the one hand there are many who agree that the Bible is a closed canon and is the only rule of faith and practice. On the other hand, there are many who claim to have […]

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Of Saints and Children

November 28, 2014

Thankful for Covenant Promises This Sunday I get the opportunity to baptize a covenant child for the first time. Having been raised in a church that thought little of theological matters, and attending a strong (Reformed?) baptist church in college, before finally being convinced of infant baptism in my mid-20s, this is quite a monumental […]

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