Just War: A Christian Perspective Part 2

America has been engaged in near constant undeclared war essentially since the Korean Conflict (1950-1953). Currently the United States is involved in a proxy war in Eurasia. Things also seem to be heating up in Asia around the island of Taiwan now as well. It seems fitting for Christians to begin to re-explore the Christian doctrine known as “Just War.” Over the next several Fridays we will release in parts an essay on the that subject. This is the second installment. … More Just War: A Christian Perspective Part 2

Just War: A Christian Perspective Part 1

America has been engaged in near constant undeclared war essentially since the Korean Conflict (1950-1953). Currently the United States is involved in a proxy war in Eurasia. Things also seem to be heating up in Asia around the island of Taiwan now as well. It seems fitting for Christians to begin to re-explore the Christian doctrine known as “Just War.” Over the next several Fridays we will release in parts an essay on the that subject. This is the first installment. … More Just War: A Christian Perspective Part 1

Advent of Love

Reading for the Week of December 21, 2014 Advent Theme: Love Sunday              December 21        Luke 1:26-38 Monday             December 22        Luke 1:39-56 Tuesday             December 23        Luke 1:57-80 Wednesday        December 24        Matthew 1:18-25 Thursday           December 25        John 1:1-18 … More Advent of Love

American Evangelicalism: Is Our Root Dried Up?

This past Sunday our sermon text at Solomon’s Porch was Hosea 9:10-17.  The Book of Hosea provides a lot of opportunities for social commentary, and this passage in particular is one that we need to read and understand in the modern era.  I’ll explain what I mean by the previous statement a little further down … More American Evangelicalism: Is Our Root Dried Up?

Rejecting the Knowledge of God: The Effects on Israel and the American Church Part II

Analysis of American Culture through the lens of Hosea 4 In America, as it was in Israel, we find a lack of the “knowledge of God in the land”.  Because we find here in our land, as they found in their land, wide spread immorality.  There is “swearing, lying, murder, stealing, and adultery”.  It can … More Rejecting the Knowledge of God: The Effects on Israel and the American Church Part II

Christ’s Passion, God’s Patience, Our Portion

Originally posted on The Reformed Reader:
In a sermon on Lamentations 1:12 called “No Sorrow Like Messiah’s Sorrow” John Newton explained how our sorrow and suffering is always mingled with God’s mercy and patience.  Christ’s suffering on the cross, however, included no mercy or mitigation. “Did ever any other sufferer experience in an equal degree…

My Answer to a College Student in Plain English: Is Cessationsim Biblical?

I opened up my fb page today, and had a message from the daughter of a long time friend, and here was her question, and my response. Unnamed College Student: What is a historical/confessional understanding of Sola Scriptura? And how does that relate to the charismatic movement and what they teach? Me: Ok, that’s a … More My Answer to a College Student in Plain English: Is Cessationsim Biblical?