You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body. C. S. Lewis Or not. The above quote was supposedly said by C. S. Lewis, one of our favorite theologians of the modern age. The sentiment is echoed all over the place in Christianity. People complain about their bodies and long for … Continue reading "Stop Thinking Like a Gnostic"
Sexuality is obvious a huge controversy. Homosexuality, bisexuality, transsexualism, and a host of other words fill blogs, newspapers, and airtime. Naturally, if something is so controversial and such a major part of human life, then consulting God about it is a reasonable decision. I, of course, believe that the Bible is God’s Word, so I … Continue reading "Sexuality and Sin: Basic Facts"
All around the world blogs, study groups, conferences, podcasts, and unusual little publishing houses are churning out material on election, justification, covenantalism, ammillennialism, postmillennialism, Christo-centric hermeneutics, Augustine, Calvin, Luther and, yes, even the differences between infra-, supra- and sub-lapsarianism. Frankly, it is indeed cool to be a Calvinist right now, and more resources are available … Continue reading "The Fast Track to Killing Calvinism"
God has a wonderful plan. But it’s not for my life. Well, to be more precise, the primary plan and purpose of God only includes me as a footnote. And I don’t know what my part in His plan actually is. In fact, to be honest, God’s plan for me might be, by all ordinary … Continue reading "What If God Doesn’t Have a Wonderful Plan for My Life?"
No one knows who made this, but it is hilarious, especially if you are, as I, of the Reformed persuasion, at least soteriologically. The Semi-Pelagian Narrower Catechism Q: What is the chief end of each individual Christian? A: Each individual Christian’s chief end is to get saved. This is the first and great commandment. Q: … Continue reading "The Semi-Pelagian Narrower Catechism"