Cleansing Blood?

As I was reading through 1 John, I was struck by this especially counter-intuitive fact, that Jesus' blood doesn't stain. It cleanses. Have you ever heard of such a thing? When was the last time you dipped a rag into a cup of blood and used it to wipe down your kitchen table? Or how... Continue Reading →

A Perspective on John MacArthur’s Presidency

Disclaimer: I am only a student at TMU and therefore the opinions expressed in this article are my own. I do not represent the school in any official capacity. I collected these thoughts rather quickly, and I want to know what you all think, too. Share your opinions in the comments. History In His sovereign... Continue Reading →

A Retraction

I have had to write a few of these over the course of my lifetime, typically on social media. I have not written one for the blog yet, however. So, here goes nothing. Perhaps "retraction" is too strong a word. "Apology" might be more fitting, or "reconsideration." In any event, I no longer think the... Continue Reading →

A Plea for Deliverance

O Yahweh, my God, deliver me from those who ensnare me; Save me from those who tempt me to sin. The wicked torment my soul daily without ceasing; Long into the night they oppress my mind. Help me, O Yahweh, to flee from sin, And instead to pursue righteousness. For though the wicked prowl at... Continue Reading →

Two Poems

A number of years ago I ran across a call for scores put out by some choral ensemble or other, asking for settings of a poem by William Ernest Henley called “Invictus.” I gave it a good effort, and I’m still somewhat fond of some of the musical fragments that came from that effort, but... Continue Reading →

Three Years Later

Three years have passed since the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that, according to the 14th amendment to the Constitution of the United States, it is a basic human right for people to “marry” whomever they choose, including those of the same gender/sex. “Gay marriage” as it's called. Yet one more step in the walk of... Continue Reading →

Yes, God Hath Said

It pains me whenever an evolutionary creationist is accused by a young-earth creationist of having the mindset of Satan. YECs are notorious for leveling the accusation that we are saying, "Hath God said?" when it comes to origins issues. My friends, that just isn't the case. According to 2 Timothy 3:16, all of Scripture is... Continue Reading →

On Creationism

It's been some months since I last posted about my thoughts on creationism specifically (aside from a quick post a few days ago about common descent). My thoughts have shifted some through conversation with others about the topic, and other topics intimately connected therewith. I must also confess that when I first began to study... Continue Reading →

Pray Like A Trinitarian!

I really mean it. Pray as though you actually believed in the doctrine of the Trinity. Why do I say this? Well, two times in this past week, worship leaders at chapel and at church prayed in a non-Trinitarian fashion. While addressing the prayer to God the Father, they mistakenly said that he had taken... Continue Reading →

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