Taking the Good Out of Good Friday Yesterday was Good Friday 2020. I preached a sermon which is typically in line with what I normally focus on during Good Friday services; Penal Substitutionary Atonement. That phrase might be foreign to you, but if you’re a Christian, the concept is not. Otherwise known as Substitutionary Atonement (SA), it is the doctrine of Christ becoming our sin-bearer. … Continue reading Flinching at the Cross
In this episode I clarify an important point of the Calvinism debate as it pertains to the issue of whether or not God predestined all things, or only some things. The blog I referenced can be found here: https://resistingthewinds.wordpress.com/2019/03/04/tulips-why-i-believe-in-a-sovereign-decree/ A link to the song can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=audrey+assad+it+is+well [T]his Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by … Continue reading Did God Predestine Everything?
A rapper known by the name FLAME recently recanted his Calvinism and joined the Lutheran church. He made waves in the Reformed world by also releasing an album explaining his denunciation of his former disposition. Under most circumstances something like this wouldn’t merit a blog. However, as he is now using his platform for anti-calvinist polemics, I decided one of his most recent tweets on … Continue reading A Lyrical Lutheran on Limited Atonement
Superbowl Sunday Thousands of (non-sabbatarian) Christians all over the country have at least two things on their agenda this coming Sunday: Church, and the Superbowl. The Superbowl is one of the most watched sporting events not only in this country, but even around the world. Thousands of Christians will gather for a second time this Sunday to watch the Kansas City Chiefs take on the … Continue reading Should Christians Worship as if They are at the Superbowl?
In dealing with Roman Catholic apologetics as long as I have, I am no stranger to discussions about the Early Church Fathers. There is a tendency for Protestants to very carefully pick and choose what quotes to share and which to ignore… It is for this reason that I wonder why Protestants are fascinated with the Fathers at all. Protestants necessarily have to discard or … Continue reading Honor Thy Fathers?
John Lennox & Unbelievable? Unbelievable? is doing a U.S. tour, and audio from a Q & A session was posted online. In this audio, much time is spent by the panel members teeing off on Calvinism. For an more thorough discussion, follow this link. I would like to focus only on one comment from the panel which was made by John Lennox. I believe the … Continue reading On Pelagius’ Front Door
A Star Wars Smooch The newest movie in the Star Wars saga included a lesbian kiss scene. It was a brief scene at the end of the movie among two insignificant characters. And it’s precisely for it’s irrelevancy that I must comment. Intergalactic Intersectionality The newest of the Star Wars trilogy, under Disney’s direction, has wasted no time demonstrating what side of the culture wars … Continue reading The Kiss (not) Seen Round the World
A Festivus for the Restofus I saw a trend on Twitter for “Festivus” and discovered that Festivus is a made up secular holiday (which apparently finds its origin in Seinfeld). Festivus is strategically placed the day before Christmas Eve, and it is supposed to be a time for secularists to vent their grievances. And I couldn’t be more thrilled. Although it’s mostly celebrated in jest, … Continue reading Herod’s Ancient Dream
In this episode I discuss the question of whether or not churches have the responsibility to make visitors feel welcome when they visit and I recommend the Christmas song This is War by the Modern Post. Continue reading Should Churches Make People Feel Welcome?
CNN recently published quite an interesting article about contemporary Christian music. As a pastor and long-time worship director, a secular news station turning its eye toward the Christian music industry like a woke Sauron had all the trappings of a read I enjoy. It certainly didn’t disappoint. The article can be summarized as CNN’s lame attempt to use Christianity as a means to “blue pill” influential … Continue reading CNN Attempts to Manipulate Christian Musicians