"My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior...for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name." -Luke 1:46-47,49 This has been my song the past week. These words more than anything else put into words the exuberance and excitement in what the Lord … Continue reading The Lord Has Done a Big Small Thing for CSBC
https://twitter.com/Chocolate_Knox/status/1005563057722912768 "What does the Bible say about that...this is a really bad question we have to quit asking...Let me tell you a better question: What does the New Covenant teach? Or let's be more specific, What does the New Testament teach? Or even better, What does Jesus teach?" -Andy Stanley I'll bite. Even though I … Continue reading Throwing Andy Stanley a Bone: ‘What Does Jesus Teach?’
What is the kingdom of God? ... ... ... I've been waiting patiently for a full minute, and you still can't come up with a coherent answer? Consider the fact that the Gospels summarize the message of Jesus in this way: "The kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe the gospel!" (Mark 1:15; … Continue reading Book Review: “The Kingdom of God” by Patrick Schreiner
I've done a terrible job keeping you up to date on the pieces I'm publishing elsewhere. So, here a couple to get you caught up. One Question to Ask Before You Text At Desiring God, I have a piece on a sad trend I see in our relationships: texting. Deep down, many of us are … Continue reading New Posts on Texting and Timberlake’s “Man of the Woods”
Jesus would have flunked English class. Most of his best work is plagiarized. No citations. No credit given to the original sources. For instance, the Parable of the Good Samaritan—one of his most famous stories—is word-for-word stolen from 2 Chronicles 28:15. Or what about his famous woman at the well ordeal? Been there, done that … Continue reading The ‘Parable of the Prodigal Son’ Was Plagiarized
I'm preaching on Christmas Eve in the morning in my "A Very Reformed Christmas" Advent series. My sermon, from Luke 2, will emphasize the fourth sola of the Reformation "Solus Christus" (Christ Alone), and I'm also exploring the life of John Huss as a part of the message. In my studies, I came across this … Continue reading ‘Twas the Night Before the Reformation
It’s another Advent season, and another round of articles poised to rob us of our Christmas joy. This is not one of those articles. Sufjan Stevens encourages us to embrace the inner Christmas unicorn each December. It’s a time of imagination, celebration, and mirth. So, as we come to the traditional Christmas carol “We Three … Continue reading “We _________ Kings”: How Many Wise Men Were There?