Personhood, Gender, Marriage, and Divine Order

It cannot be denied that sexuality is an expression of personhood.[1]  God designed humanity to exist in one of two genders. The male and female genders are complimentary physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Wayne Grudem summarized the implications on human sexuality from God’s creation of humanity in his image when he wrote: “According to God’s original … Continue reading Personhood, Gender, Marriage, and Divine Order

Christian Participation in the Moral Order

O’Donovan defined morality as “participation in the moral order.”[1] As Christians participate in the culture, they must shine the light of Christ as wisely as possible. This demands that all sinners are addressed with respect as the image bearers of God. “All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God” and all need … Continue reading Christian Participation in the Moral Order

The Shack?

One of the more popular religious books and movies to be released lately has been "The Shack." The Shack is a theodicy (an attempt to explain why God allows evil and pain) in novel form. We are thankful for a renewed interest in films with spiritual backgrounds, but we hope to have accurate representations of … Continue reading The Shack?

Eternity

"There is a God. He is alive. In him we live and we survive" Is there a God?  If there is a God, what is he like? Does he like me?  These are life's greatest questions that we have all asked and will continue to ask. I can't I shine any questions more foundational to … Continue reading Eternity

How God Saves

"I planted, Apollos watered, and God gave the increase" 1 Corinthians 3:6   We often sing the words "I know not how the Spirit moves, Convincing men of sin, Revealing Jesus through the Word, Creating faith in Him." We can look to the Bible to see how God creates saving faith through the Word through His … Continue reading How God Saves

God, the Author

Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. Hebrews 1:1–3. One of our beloved hymns, “Give Me The … Continue reading God, the Author

An Exegetical-Theological Study of the Role of Trinity in the Plan of Redemption  as Revealed in 1 Peter 1.2-12

  The work of the Trinity in the salvation of sinners is one of the most significant, if not the single most important, themes of Christian thought.  In a study of this focus, the theologian confronts the errors of Calvinism and the truth of Scripture.  This is a beneficial study which, at some level, must … Continue reading An Exegetical-Theological Study of the Role of Trinity in the Plan of Redemption  as Revealed in 1 Peter 1.2-12

How to Survive a Mediterranean Cruise and Hard Times

St. Paul's Bay is beautiful. Wouldn't it have been something to walk with Paul on the shoreline? But that's not exactly how the story goes. The final segment of the book of Acts records quite a struggle. Paul is arrested for preaching Christ in chapter 21. He then is tried before the Roman tribune, the … Continue reading How to Survive a Mediterranean Cruise and Hard Times

Could It Really be True?

  Did Jesus really rise from the dead? Could this really be true? If it is not true, then Christians are of all men most to be pitied. If it is true that Christ rose from the dead, then Christ is the greatest prize. “The bodily resurrection of Christ is the crowning proof that Jesus … Continue reading Could It Really be True?

PREPARED FOR SERVICE

Let us approach the Bible as both soldiers and scholars.  Let us be scholars in what the mission of the early church and also serve as soldiers following the same book as our guide. God would have us to be prepared.  Before we can begin to march beside the ancient soldiers of the cross in … Continue reading PREPARED FOR SERVICE