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…

Contextual Hebrews: Pt. 1

July 5, 2017. Tonight I am beginning a class in which we will be diving into the book of Hebrews, attempting to gain a better understanding of the writer’s words through the context and Old Testament background of the epistle. Before jumping right into the material, I’ve decided to give a short “pre-test” of the…

Science and Religion.

April 29, 2017. (For a PDF version of this article, click here!) I’ve finally found some time to write about something that has been brewing in my mind for quite a while now. I have wanted to write about the relationship of science and religion, but I think my thoughts are still somewhat dynamic on…

The Biblical and Historical context of the Lord’s Supper.

March 3, 2017. To download this article as a PDF, click here. About a month or so ago, some friends of mine and I got into a discussion about the practice of the Lord’s Supper. We were going over the account of the Last Supper in Mark’s gospel where we find what is traditionally referred…

Salvation as a process.

November 2, 2016. “For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” (I Corinthians 1:18) Today I would like to take a few minutes to dwell on the topic of salvation, and perhaps shed light on a biblical…

Genesis 14: Melchizedek.

October 23, 2014. For my final class that I am teaching in Genesis this quarter, we are going to discuss a character that only gets three verses in the book of Genesis, but becomes very important in Christology, especially when discussing the priestly role of Christ. The story of Abram and Melchizedek is perhaps one…

Genesis: The Abrahamic Covenant.

October 18, 2016. I apologize for posting this week’s lesson a little late. I was unable to write about it before the class because of some scheduling conflicts. The previous two weeks we talked about seeing God as Creator and then the fall. This week we are moving on to chapter 12 of Genesis that…

Genesis Three: The Fall.

October 9, 2016. Last week we began a series of four lessons that I am teaching for a class out of the book of Genesis. Though each lesson will not be necessarily related to one another, the first two big concepts that I believe we can pull from the book of Genesis often go hand…

Are you an idolator?

September 25, 2016. “Now therefore fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the…