Christ Our Surety

I remember the fearful days of my troubled, weak and feeble faith in Christ. It seemed I was in constant anguish, the anguish of not knowing whether you have true peace with God. The kind of peace David describes in Psalm 32 when he says, “Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is…

Fishing For Fish That Have Already Been Caught – How the doctrines of grace freed me to “go into the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”

Here is a typical conversation between a monergist and a synergist. (If you have no idea what monergism and synergism means watch this video and then come back and read the article.) “I believe in reformed theology.” “So what does that mean?” “Well, essentially it means that God is sovereign over every thing, including our…

An Open Letter From A Closet Christian

This is an open letter from a closet Christian. I am tired of hiding behind these doors of fear that keep me from loving you according to my calling. I am weary of denying the truth to feel less guilty in this lie that I have created. I am fed up with this myth and…

Sharing Our Faith – Are We Taking It Seriously?

Sharing our faith–are we taking it seriously? Are we doing this right? What is evangelism supposed to look like? Is there one right way of doing it? Are there wrong ways of doing it? Is it a spiritual gift for some but not others? Is it a calling on missionaries’ and pastors’ lives but not…

Is the Church a place for the broken?

Is the Church a place for the broken? Is it a place where men and women who have lost loved ones to drug overdoses, who were molested as children, who struggle with same-sex attraction, can come and feel welcomed and accepted? The easy answer to this question is a resounding yes! Of course the church…

Cut & Paste

I think we’ve all enjoyed the simple pleasure of cutting and pasting text, whether it is for a PowerPoint, a paper, or even when preparing for a sermon. When we are working on our projects, the cut and paste/copy and paste shortcuts speed up the process significantly. However, I have recently come to notice something…