Book Review: Spurgeon’s Sorrows

Spurgeon's Sorrows by Zack Eswine gets two awards right off the bat: my first 5 star book of 2019 and the first book of 2019 to make me cry. This book has sat in the back of my mind for quite some time, and I finally purchased it late last year. When planning for January, I … Continue reading Book Review: Spurgeon’s Sorrows

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Catechism Mondays: Week 5

Q: What else did God create? A: God created all things by his powerful Word, and all his creation was very good; everything flourished under his loving rule.  "And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good." Genesis 1:31 The first passage that always comes to mind when I think … Continue reading Catechism Mondays: Week 5

Catechism Mondays: Week 4

Q: How and why did God create us?  A: God created us male and female in his own image to know him, love him, live with him, and glorify. And it is right that we who were created by God should live to his glory.  "So God created man in his own image, in the … Continue reading Catechism Mondays: Week 4

Catechism Mondays: Week 3

Q: How many persons are there in God? A: There are three persons in the one true and living God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. They are the same in substance, equal in power and glory.  "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of … Continue reading Catechism Mondays: Week 3

Catechism Mondays: Week 2

Q: What is God? A: God is the creator, and sustainer of everyone and everything. He is eternal, infinite, and unchangeable in his power and perfection, goodness, and glory, wisdom, justice, and truth. Nothing happens except through him and by his will. "There is none like you among the gods, O Lord, nor are there … Continue reading Catechism Mondays: Week 2

Catechism Mondays: Week 1

Q: What is our only hope in life and death? A: That we are not our own but belong, body and soul, both in life and death to God and to our Savior Jesus Christ.  "For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. For if we live, we live … Continue reading Catechism Mondays: Week 1

Thoughts on Andy Stanley’s Aftermath Series: A Preface

If you, like me, are active at all on the theological or church side of Twitter, you may remember that back in May, Andy Stanley (once again) went under fire for making an extremely controversial statement about the Bible. Tweets went flying left and right, quoting him as saying that Christians need to "unhitch the … Continue reading Thoughts on Andy Stanley’s Aftermath Series: A Preface

Legalists, Liberals, and Mark 7

Have you ever been accused of being a Pharisee? I have. Well, sort of. There's no way I'd be able to find the Twitter conversation now (I tend to not bookmark or screenshot these things), but in a debate a few months ago (I know, I know, breaking my own rule), my unwavering stance on … Continue reading Legalists, Liberals, and Mark 7

Why Good Theology Matters

If you've ever read or attempted to read a systematic theology, you know how overwhelming and confusing the study of theology can be. There are so many theories, ideas, systems, discussions, and debates out there and they can be difficult to wade through. It is easy to come to the conclusion that studying deep theology … Continue reading Why Good Theology Matters