At the crucifixion, we encounter the greatest paradox in the history of the universe: the God-man died. The personhood of Christ is a glorious mystery. Our finite minds cannot fully comprehend how Jesus is one person who possesses two natures. He is the eternal Son of God, who took on our full humanity, apart from … Continue reading A Glorious Paradox
Giving our attention to the contemplation of God can sound boring. In an age when our minds are constantly bombarded with information and our attention spans are growing shorter, slowing down to give deep, intentional thought to theology can seem incomprehensible, impractical even with all of the practical problems that we face each day. On … Continue reading Charles Spurgeon on Contemplating God
How does the New Testament relate to the Old Testament? What is the central framework of the Bible? How is the history of redemption structured? By Covenants? Dispensations? These questions have been discussed throughout the history of the Church, but much ink has been spilled on them in the past several years in particular. … Continue reading Kingdom Through Covenant Panel Discussion
Over the course of 2013, it's my goal to read through John Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion with this reading group. I haven't planned to write a full series, but I'm sure I will occasionally share some thoughts from this theological masterpiece. Today marks my first. "Because nothing appears within or around us that … Continue reading A Year in Calvin #1: Looking Beyond Ourselves
Music is a great medium for teaching sound theology (No pun intended). Don't believe me? Compare your memory of song lyrics versus Scripture verses. The vast majority of people can recite far more songs than passages of Scripture. Why is this? I'm sure there are many factors. One is the amount of time we spend … Continue reading Are You Someone Worth Dying For?
Today, Matthew Delaughter is stepping up to the plate again. His first post at the blog was excellent, and this one is no different. Enjoy! “Yes he walked my road, and He felt my pain, joys and sorrows that I know so well; Yet His righteous steps, give me hope again - I will follow … Continue reading Acquainted with Grief: Incarnation and Infertility
I'm getting married in March. So how does a bibliophile prepare for marriage? By reading books on marriage. I also strive to learn from the godly men and women whom I know personally, but learning from the writings of other godly men and women isn't a bad idea either. Lately, I've been working through John … Continue reading Marriage is Not About Staying in Love