A Response to Sex, Sin and Shalom.

An acquaintance of mine recently posted a series of videos that are meant to open a dialogue about homosexuality and faith. I am sad to say that she has changed her position since we last talked about 4 years ago. Here is my response to her latest video… (I suggest you watch the video before you read the rest). Hannah, I appreciate the tone that you are trying to keep on this subject. It is really helpful to keep the volume down and to keep our wits about us when we talk about issues that provoke people’s passions. Additionally, as someone who has been accused of … Continue reading A Response to Sex, Sin and Shalom.

Salvation Is Of The Lord.

Every time I read this, I want to high five JI Packer for writing it and fall on my face before God for doing it. “There is really only one point to be made in the field of soteriology (Salvation): the point that God saves sinners. God—the Triune Jehovah, Father, Son and Spirit; three Persons working together in sovereign wisdom, power and love to achieve the salvation of a chosen people, the Father electing, the Son fulfilling the Father’s will by redeeming, the Spirit executing the purpose of Father and Son by renewing. Saves—does everything, first to last, that is involved in bringing man from death … Continue reading Salvation Is Of The Lord.

Hot Dogs and The Holiness of God

Have you ever wondered why the penalty for sin is so severe? As Christians, we know and love the fact that Jesus died for our sin – that He willingly went to the cross for us. That is the heart of the gospel. That is the heart of amazing grace. But the reality is, if we don’t understand why Jesus had to die – why our sin required a death sentence – then the amazing grace that saves us loses some of its amazingness (if that’s a word). You see, it is only when we begin to understand the holiness of God that we truly begin to understand … Continue reading Hot Dogs and The Holiness of God

Just Believe! Really?

… “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved”… Acts 16:31 That was the answer that the Apostle Paul gave to a man who asked, in desperation, “What must I do to be saved?” A simple but profound question received a simple but profound answer. When we read this, we are tempted to ask, “Is that really it?” Just believe in Jesus and your eternal destiny is changed? You are transferred from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of His marvelous light? You are transformed from sinner to saint – from enemy of God to His child – from defector to disciple of … Continue reading Just Believe! Really?