Good coffee, good music (movie soundtracks, heavy metal/rock classics, classical music), occasional gaming, movie nights, geeky discussions, and being a theological nerd. This summarizes much of the kind of person I am, Jesus, being the center of it all. No kidding, right? Today on Facebook; I almost got kicked out of a Reformed Baptist discussion … More Young, Restless, and //Reforming//: Reflecting New Calvinistic Culture
“1. I exhort therefore, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and givings of thanks, be made for all men: 2 for kings and all who are in high places; that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and reverence. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God … More 1 Timothy 4:2 And “All Men”
I have always been of the firm conviction that all doctrines finds it basis to some degree or another in the doctrine of the Trinity. This doctrine is the necessary groundwork for covenant, salvation, kingdom, and all other important aspects of theology. The covenant of redemption (and the finer parameters), namely, the covenant made between … More Pleasing To Christ: Towards A Christ-Centered Devotion
”that their hearts may be comforted, they being knit together in love, and gaining all riches of the full assurance of understanding, that they may know the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ, in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge hidden.” (Colossians 2:2-3) “Be careful that you don’t … More Show Us Christ!
I was raised in the classical Pentecostal tradition, and I saw all sides of the movement. I saw real men interested in authentic Christianity, and I also saw really bad things (things that I prefer not speaking about). I can recall asking my mother what the syllables were that a random lady uttered, and I was … More The “Speaking In Tongues” Controversy: The Dark Side of Neo-Pentecostalism
It can sometimes be hard to call anyone “Reformed.” The new resurgence across denominations, namely the “New Calvinist” movement, has contributed to this confusion. Honestly, I am not a member of any confessional Reformed church, I belong to a non-denominational and evangelical church. It is sometimes asked, what I mean when I use the term “Reformed” to … More What I Mean by “Reformed”
Some time ago this year I critiqued Arminian theologian Steve Sewell’s treatment of James 4:6; and 1 Peter 5:5. In Sewell’s argumentation, I pointed out some of the shortcomings that his Arminian approach to these texts have with regard to grace. Sewell emphatically pushed the point that the Scripture would thereby indicate that God’s grace is … More Another Response to Steven Sewell on Prevenient Grace
The following blog post is written by Ryan David Langford, a lay-theologian who has written for this blog ministry before. The initial reason for this post is to respond to Steven Sewell’s (a member of the Society of Evangelical Arminianism) proposition and attack on Reformed theology with regard to perseverance of the saints. Due to … More Considering Hebrews 6:4-6: A Reformed Response
About some time ago, I was convinced for a short while of Theonomic Postmillenialism. Now I do find the theological belief system to have a wealth of strength, admitting that a strong case can probably be made for it. However the more I thought about it, the more it seemed that Amillenialism was kicking in … More Dispensationalism: Why The “Left-Behind” Theology needs to be Left Behind!
For both theological and devotional reasons, which are inseparable I believe, I have started working my way several times through the book of Hebrews. In this post I would like to share some of my thoughts, as I have went through the first two chapters. The theological reason primarily regards the interaction I have had … More Hebrews 1-2: Some Young, Restless and Reformed Thoughts