Remembering R.C.

“Sprowl.” That’s how new I was to R.C. Sproul’s ministry. Delivering the first sermon I would ever preach before my peers at college ministry (Isaiah 48:9-11), I ended up pronouncing his last name “Sprowl” the day I gave my message. Should an esteemed seminary professor ever get a hold of that audio file (they won’t), … Continue reading Remembering R.C.

Reading With Caution

I found myself in my favorite used bookstore, going through my usual routine. Scanning the shelves, finding my favorite sections, picking through the titles, pulling some out to look at the prices or endorsements, putting most back, keeping a couple. I laid eyes on a Puritan Paperback. One of my favorite book series of all, … Continue reading Reading With Caution

What is Truth?

Pilate said to him, “What is truth?” – John 18:38 On this day, 190 years ago, something remarkable happened. On July 4, 1826, John Adams, second President of the United States, passed away. Adams would die on the same exact day as the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the document … Continue reading What is Truth?

Killing Arianism With a Cross: Why Christ’s Deity Matters

The Persian Sufi adage goes, “This too shall pass.” This phrase is typically used when in the midst of some unfortunate circumstance as a means of hope for change in the near future. “Just give it time,” we tell ourselves. 1700 years removed from the First Council of Nicea, however, evangelicals are still being pestered … Continue reading Killing Arianism With a Cross: Why Christ’s Deity Matters

Simple Testimony

“I am not indeed an advocate for that indifference and lukewarmness to the truths of God, which seem to constitute the candor many plead for in the present day. But while I desire to hold fast the sound doctrines of the Gospel towards the persons of my fellow-creatures, I wish to exercise all moderation and … Continue reading Simple Testimony

Revival, Then and Now

The New Testament reminds us that though Paul may plant and Apollos may water, it is God who gives the increase (1 Cor. 3:6). Perhaps nothing demonstrates this quite like the history of revivals throughout the world…As God sovereignly gave the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, so He sovereignly commands the blessing that attends the gospel … Continue reading Revival, Then and Now

10 Brilliant Insights from C.S. Lewis’ “The Weight of Glory”

Yet again, I have picked up The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis. It’s always a fascinating read, as are every one of Lewis’ books. The book is a collection of nine sermons that were delivered by Jack during the Second World War. There are a whole host of topics covered in the sermon collection — pacifism, … Continue reading 10 Brilliant Insights from C.S. Lewis’ “The Weight of Glory”

Fleeing Unto Him

When you wish to do something evil, you retire from the public into your house where no enemy may see you; from those places of your house which are open and visible to the eyes of men you remove yourself into your room; even in your room you fear some witness from another quarter; you … Continue reading Fleeing Unto Him

Meeting God

Great God, in public and private, in sanctuary and home, may my life be steeped in prayer, filled with the spirit of grace and supplication, each prayer perfumed with the incense of atoning blood. Help me, defend me, until from praying ground I pass to the realm of unceasing praise. Urged by my need, invited … Continue reading Meeting God