The Choice Of Humility, How To Make It, And The Benefits of Making It

I saw a quote from Charles Spurgeon the other day that was posted by some reformed social media account. What follows is a summary. “If someone speaks ill of you don’t be upset. You are far worse than he has said.” This morning in my reading in the Imitation of Christ I read Thomas a’ Kempis’ … More The Choice Of Humility, How To Make It, And The Benefits of Making It

Discipleship and Christian Discipline Part 6

Part 6 “Multiply and Fill the Earth: The Extraordinary Sense” If the only way to obey the “Creation Mandate” to “multiply and fill the earth” is to marry, and then to have children, there would be several categories of disciples that would be unable to practically obey it. Children are not emotionally or sexually mature, … More Discipleship and Christian Discipline Part 6

Discipleship and Christian Discipline Part 5

Part 5 “Multiply and Fill the Earth: The Ordinary Sense” Once someone crosses the thresh-hold of adulthood as a generous, self-sacrificial, and stable person, the ordinary means of multiplying and filling the earth is first marriage and then children. I am not going to say much about the order now as it will be elaborated … More Discipleship and Christian Discipline Part 5

Discipleship and Christian Discipline Part 2

Part 2 “Dominion: The Purpose for the Creation Mandates” What makes man different from all the animals? Why don’t dogs wrestle with the meaning of life? Why don’t animals develop justice systems, or debate morality, or develop language for that matter? Why don’t they develop systems of governance, or thoughtfully improve the world around them? … More Discipleship and Christian Discipline Part 2

Discipleship and Christian Discipline Part 1

Part 1 “Introduction to the Creation Mandates” Christianity has several words that begin with the prefix, “re”. Regeneration and Redemption being two of the more important ones. Regeneration etymologically means basically “to bring life again.” Redemption of course, thinking back (if you are old enough) to the time when grocery stores used to “purchase back” … More Discipleship and Christian Discipline Part 1

Why The Name Solomon’s Porch Christian Community

Why the name Solomon’s Porch? Solomon’s Porch is the first place named where the apostles and new disciples gathered together for worship early in the Book of Acts. Now many signs and wonders were regularly done among the people by the hands of the apostles. And they were all together in Solomon’s Portico (or Porch). (Acts … More Why The Name Solomon’s Porch Christian Community

Using the The Lord’s Prayer as a Guide: Part 1

Drawing Near to “Our Father” I struggled for years just getting started in prayer.  Based on Psalm 66:18, “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:”, I was told that I should start prayer with confession of sin.  So, for about 2 years I dutifully began every scheduled prayer time … More Using the The Lord’s Prayer as a Guide: Part 1