In this life, pain is natural. It’s to be expected, especially by Christians. Jesus even told us that we would suffer much tribulation and pain for his sake. But how do we as Christians deal with that? A Little Book on the Christian Life, by John Calvin, answers that question very well. Pain is expected … Continue reading A Little Book on the Christian Life – Pain
Somewhere along the way of Christianity, someone came up with 5 points about how Christians came to exist and how we are kept in an eternal hug with God. Those 5 points are usually referred to as either plainly the “5 points” or “TULIP”: Total Depravity Unconditional Election Limited Atonement Irresistible Grace Perseverance of the … Continue reading 5 Points and TULIP
In 2008 I started posting to a blog on WordPress. For a while, I wrote a post about once a week, and people were reading it. A few years later I quit my job and started a business, and work took over. The personal blog fell off the priority list. Looking back at some of … Continue reading Hello world, take two
My reading list this morning included a post that mentioned the idea that some people think of goals and decisions in terms of an opportunity, and some people see them as threats. The idea in the post was that if your perception is "promotion focused" you will pursue the goal as an opportunity to advance … Continue reading Promotion or Prevention
There were a couple of posts on Reformation21.org about whether God speaks to people today. I think that these two posts are great examples of a key failure of modern reformed thinking. Does God exist? Is he an actual person? Could he speak to people if he chose to? Has he ever spoken to anybody … Continue reading Does God speak?
Recently I read a book that said that the modern church is broken, and we need to get back to how the first Century church did things. Our weekly meetings should be how they did it then. Our sacraments and worship should be like theirs. Our leadership should be like their leadership. The problem with … Continue reading Yes, we’re broken. God makes it straight
I wandered through the room this afternoon where my kids were watching the Narnia movie. It was on the scene where Aslan makes the deal with the witch. When Aslan and the witch come out of the tent and announce that the witch has renounced her claim on Edmund, there is celebration in the camp. … Continue reading Dancing upon grace