The Conspiracy of God

The moon landing was a hoax. Chemtrails are poisoning our brains. Roswell is covering up an alien spacecraft. Obama is a secret Muslim. Jet fuel doesn’t melt steel beams. The Illuminati run the world. Everyone knows about conspiracy theories. Most of us don’t believe most of them, of course. (Though most of us do have … Continue reading "The Conspiracy of God"

The Mystery of Man Exalted

[This is the manuscript to a sermon I preached a couple of years ago and forgot all about.] Exposition of Psalm 8 Psalm 8 begins with praise. It starts off talking to God, and that’s something to like about the Psalms. While we need all kinds of stuff in Scripture, the Psalms are really beneficial … Continue reading "The Mystery of Man Exalted"

Psalm 96 Sermon Outline

I preached last night. I don’t have a recording, but I do have an outline, along with a slideshow and notes pages. Intro Just finished VBS Glad to see fruit (not just pie in the face or reptile pictures) Thinking about the praises Thinking about the purpose Connects to a great Psalm We must call … Continue reading "Psalm 96 Sermon Outline"

Voice of Nature, Voice of God

The Silly Little Crowds Just because everyone says something doesn’t mean it’s right. The crowd can be wrong. What the culture says might be different from what God says. For orthodox Christians, we say and hear sentiments like this all the time. And they are true enough. What most people around you believe about lots … Continue reading "Voice of Nature, Voice of God"

Rules Aren't Legalism

This post will be short, as I only mean to make a quick and simple point. Some people lump rules in almost any sense with legalism. Others count all rules beyond the clear moral law legalism. Both of these are misguided. Properly speaking, legalism refers to two possible mistakes. The first error is about salvation. … Continue reading "Rules Aren't Legalism"