Browsing All posts tagged under »theology«

John Stott on the science of sanctification

March 8, 2010


I’m currently reading “Basic Christianity” by the prolific & proliferous John Stott. Reflecting on the uniqueness of Christ, Stott makes the following observation about the similarity between a scientist and a growing Christian: The Christian knows that the nearer he approaches God, the more he becomes aware of his own sin. In this the saint […]

multi-site churches debated

May 1, 2009


The latest issue of the 9marks journal has just been released, and as one who is not a normal reader the subject matter caught my attention – multi-site churches.  As a long-time member and current staff member at a multi-site megachurch, I have had the privilege of possessing a front row seat as our church […]

stephen colbert vs. bart ehrman

April 10, 2009


I saw this earlier today while watching the Colbert Report. It is absolutely hilarious. Comedian/television host Stephen Colbert interviews liberal Bible scholar/heretic Bart Ehrman, author of the new book Jesus Interrupted. I was most impressed with Colbert’s knowledge of Scripture, and how with a few verses he makes Ehrman’s arguments seem extremely ridiculous and inane. […]

john chrysostom on parenting

March 28, 2009


John Chrysostom, aka the “gold-tongued preacher” of church history, is probably best-known for his unrivaled ability to preach the Bible.  As I was studying for my message this weekend on honoring father & mother, I came across a little-known sermon he preached entitled, “An Address on Vainglory and the Right Way for Parents to Bring […]

finding God’s will

March 5, 2009


As a pastor, you often get asked the question: “What is God’s will for me in X situation (relationship, marriage, finances, career options, college choice, etc)?”  I have found that very few people have any type of grid for making these kinds of decisions, all of which have the potential to accelerate or derail one’s […]

Carson on the love of God

February 24, 2009


At the risk of sounding overly simplistic, I love to talk about God’s love.  The consistent theme of God’s love throughout the Scriptures frames everything for me: relationships, evangelism, justice, marriage, sexuality, ecclesiology, preaching, everything.  God’s love is all-encompassing and serves as one of the primary motifs in Scripture for the way we understand the […]

the gospel comes to life

February 9, 2009


Over the weekend, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary hosted the 20/20 conference, which they called “The Gospel Comes to Life.” The lineup of speakers was phenomenal, with Danny Akin, Mark Driscoll, CJ Mahaney, and Bill Brown unpacking what it looks like for the gospel to transform culture and people within culture. SEBTS posted the audio links […]