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The Kingdom of Sacramentia: A Tale

Long ago in the kingdom of Sacramentia lived a righteous king. He loved his people and gave them the best of the land. The people served the king with great joy. Their feasts abounded with the best wine and meat. The people lived a happy life. One day a messenger from the kingdom of Adam(…)

The Gospel of Judgment

Leirthart translates Revelation 14:6 & 7b as: “And I saw another angel flying in mid-sky heaven, having an eternal gospel to gospelize those who dwell on the land…because the hour of judgment has come.” The words “Gospel” and Preach” have the same root. a This premise entails that the gospel is meant as a public(…)

The Talkative God

In Leithart’s monstrous Revelation Commentary he points to Robert Jenson’s observation that God is a talkative God. Jenson observes that the first thing the Bible records is that God speaks and creates by speaking. Leithart concludes: The Father is never speechless, never silent, never lonely or taken aback, never at a loss of words.

The State of Theology survey reveals evangelicals are unorthodox

“The State of Theology” survey published by Ligonier Ministries in the last couple of days focused on evangelical responses to various theological questions. The statement “Everyone sins a little, but most people are good by nature,” received over 50% agreement from evangelical Christians. And the statement: “Jesus is the first and greatest being created by(…)

The Dealer’s Prayer

Recently I had my first experience in a car dealership. The gentleman, kind enough, took us on a tour through the vast array of used cars. We had a budget in mind and we also had a fine mechanic whom we called if we had any questions (Thanks Eddie Hobbs in Pace) Our budget was(…)

The Glorious Reformation

It has been a long time since I have been actively engaged in debates over TULIP–commonly known as the Five Points of Calvinism. I came to these convictions in college. In fact, I remember when the very mention of the word “Calvinism” was seen as a violation of all that is sacred. I remember a(…)