A prayer of thanksgiving.

November 28, 2019. Blessed are you, O Lord our God, King of the universe, who brings everything into being. Who gives the sun and the rain, the continuing cycles that bring forth life. Who appoints the days and the seasons to bless the sons of men. Blessed are you, O Lord our God, King of…

The Meaning of Marriage: A picture of Christ and the church

November 3, 2019. What does it mean to bear the image of God? In the opening pages of the bible we are given a creation story in which we hear God say “Let us create man in our own image, after our likeness…”, and then we read So God created man in his own image,…

Freedom in Christ.

July 4, 2019. “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1 July 4th is a day that we as Americans typically hold in high regard as we reflect on who we are as a nation and the quintessential American value of…

Reclaiming Christmas.

December 25, 2017. I started to begin this post with several criticisms that people often levy at the celebration of Christmas, but I decided that this organization detracted from the point that I would like to make in this post. Throughout my life in the tradition I grew up in I have been taught time…

The Divine Love, Pt. 5: The Way of Love.

December 16, 2017. This is a continuation of The Divine Love series. For a full-text PDF, click here! What is our purpose? But what does this all say about the meaning of life? Does this give purpose to who we are? Much in every way. Though the love of Jesus we are given the opportunity…

The Divine Love, Pt. 4: Justice.

December 15, 2017. This is a continuation of The Divine Love series. For a full-text PDF, click here! What about justice? I think we must go on, however, with this understanding and framework to address what all this means for us, if anything. Sure, it is good to develop theology and to think well about…

The Divine Love, Pt. 3: God’s Answer to Evil.

December 14, 2017. This is a continuation of The Divine Love series. For a full-text PDF, click here! To begin with Part 1, click here. So, why hasn’t God done anything about evil? Now I believe we are in a good position to address this question. The question often comes as an indictment against God rather…

The Divine Love, Pt. 2: The Problem of Evil.

December 13, 2017. This is a continuation of The Divine Love series. For a full-text PDF, click here! Why does evil/suffering exist? When I said that I believed that the fundamental truth of love could answer some of the most difficult questions that mankind has ever asked, I was not speaking in vain. Throughout history,…

The Divine Love, Pt. 1: A Fundamental Truth.

December 12, 2017. It’s been quite some time since I have written something here, and I want to apologize for that. I love writing, and I want to get back into the habit of fleshing out some spiritual thoughts through this medium, as other priorities and plans seem to have taken precedence over this over…

Contextual Hebrews pt. 4: Fundamentals to Maturity.

August 4, 2017. I apologize for writing about this so late, I hit a particularly busy stretch last week. Fortunately (at least in terms of time), we will not be having class this week due to the gospel meeting that is going on at church, so I have some time to write about last week’s…

Contextual Hebrews, pt. 3: Jesus Superior to Moses.

July 19, 2017. This week in class I have decided to continue to go over a few things that we missed last week and add on part of chapter 3 of the book of Hebrews since I didn’t make it through the majority of the lesson last week and I have found in studying and…

Contextual Hebrews, pt. 2: Jesus Superior to the Angels

July 12, 2017. Click here for the class handout. Part two of our class diving deeper into the background and context of the Hebrew epistle will examine the argument that the Hebrew writer puts forth in the first two chapters: Jesus has been exalted above the angels. At first glance, this may seem strange to…