Archive for the ‘The Gospel’ Category

Tradition and Theology: Why I Love the Wesleyan Quadrilateral

I love the Wesleyan Quadrilateral because it is honest. Citing the four main sources of a Christian’s theology—Scripture, tradition, reason, and experience—it describes reality and lays a foundation for Christian leaders to prescribe how Christians should do theology. The Quadrilateral is true...
April 23rd, 2013 | Catholics, Protestant, Religion, The Gospel | Read More

Consider the Birds of the Air

Consider the birds of the air. Specifically, consider the sparrow. A person can learn as much from a bird such as this as they can from any other element of Creation. Maybe that’s why Jesus drew the eyes of the people to the birds of the air—he knew they were some of the best teachers, and they spoke...
March 28th, 2013 | Religion, The Gospel | Read More

In Defense Of The Pope

I am a Protestant.  Not only a Protestant, but an evangelical.  And not only an evangelical, but a Calvinist.  In short, I have no love for the Papacy.  I do not believe that the Pope is the Vicar of Christ, nor is he in any meaningful sense the successor of the Apostle Peter.  When it comes to...
March 15th, 2013 | Apologetics, Catholics, Church, Culture, Evangelicals, Philosophy, Politics, Protestant, Religion, The Gospel | Read More

Ruminations on the Incarnation

What does it mean for man to be made in the image of God and then to have God become man? What does it mean for God to hold mankind together–and, indeed, all of creation–and then to enter into humanity as a man himself? How does it change our lives that God lived a life like ours and now lives on...
December 19th, 2012 | Featured, Religion, The Gospel | Read More

The Thrill Of Hope

Long lay the world in sin and error pining. Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth. A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices, For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn. The people of Rohan are trapped.  Surrounded by impenetrable rock on all sides save one, their only path of escape blocked...
December 3rd, 2012 | Art & Literature, Holidays, Media, Religion, The Gospel | Read More

Forgiveness and the Cross

In life, we will all do things that we will come to regret. Every one of us will violate the moral code. Even the man who does not believe in an objective moral code will find his actions inconsistent at some point, and regret the different action. We make mistakes because we are fallible. With each...
November 15th, 2012 | Religion, The Gospel | Read More

Was C.S. Lewis A Calvinist?

In a previous post, I mentioned in passing that J.R.R. Tolkien, though a devout Roman Catholic, filled his works with a distinctly Reformed or Calvinistic attitude toward fate and free will.  If you ask the direct question, “Was J.R.R. Tolkien a Calvinist?” the answer is obviously no. ...
November 14th, 2012 | Philosophy, Religion, The Gospel, Worldviews | Read More

A Strange Prayer

For a long time now, a close friend of mine has been content to call himself agnostic. We don’t talk about it often, but we did a couple weeks ago. I had a long conversation with him via Facebook, going back and forth on various things. Nothing seemed to sink in: It seemed as though we ended the...
October 11th, 2012 | Friendship, Religion, The Gospel | Read More

Whom Shall I Send?

In Isaiah 6, Isaiah relates a vision he has of the Lord in the temple, attended by seraphim. This vision is absolutely packed with meaning: The glory of the Lord fills the temple, the foundations shake with God’s voice, and there is even an anticipation, a glorious anticipation among the unclean...
September 26th, 2012 | Evangelicals, Featured, Religion, The Gospel | Read More

His Name Is Alex

On my way to youth group on Wednesday night, I stopped at Rite Aid for a soda. As I walked across the parking lot, I noticed a young woman talking to a man leaning against the side of the building. I guess that I noticed his clothing had a certain rumpled quality to it, but I didn’t really think...
September 17th, 2012 | Ethics, Featured, The Gospel | Read More