Sometimes in seminaries and egg-head circles, people throw these terms around to show their theological acumen, or to assure others of their orthodoxy. They are words theologians use to say that God is everywhere (omnipresence), knows everything (omniscience), and is all powerful (omnipotent). They are words that describe things God can do that we can’t. […]
Saints, here is a blog post by Ray Ortlund on an all too common danger in reformed circles. A short but helpful read. In Christ, Rev. Austin Britton
I recently came across a piece on forgiveness by Tim Keller that I had read long ago but forgotten about. I am very grateful to have rediscovered this recently, and hope it is a blessing to you. “Most of the wrongs done to us cannot be assessed in purely economic terms. Someone may have robbed […]
A few weeks ago we looked at James 4 in our morning service and talked about sins of the tongue. I came across a Ray Ortlund article that I have found particularly helpful regarding how to best glorify God in our speech, and things to avoid. This is the article: Q: What are the duties […]
Jesus commanded his church to make disciples (Matt. 28:19). But how are new disciples actually being made in 2017? In older times revivals were held, which led to a lot of event-oriented disciple making. Of more recent vintage, churches branded themselves as “seeker-sensitive” and sought to have more program-oriented disciple making. Yet what about now? […]
Louie thought he needed to ask. After all, no one else was giving out verbal “amens” during the morning worship service. Those he asked regarding if it was okay to say “amen” in the service kindly encouraged him to keep “amen-ing” as long as the truth was being heard. So Louie did continue until he […]
Here is a link to an article by professor James K. A. Smith of Calvin College. I find this to be a breath of fresh air in a political and media cycle that is unlike any other.
I came across what I believe are some helpful thoughts for freshmen just entering college. For you Biola students (and students of other colleges) in our congregation, I encourage you to read this article and share it with a friend.
When people think of a hidden life, what do they think of? A superhero’s secret identity comes to mind, or perhaps someone who has duplicitous lifestyles. But these are not what the Bible has in mind when it talks about our hidden life with Christ. When our church celebrates the Lord’s Supper the elements are […]
Not many people realize that the largest section of the church calendar is called “ordinary time.” There are two spans of ordinary time in the church year: one spans between Epiphany Sunday and Lent, and the other spans between Pentecost Sunday and Advent. About 33 to 34 Sundays come during Ordinary Time. What do you […]