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What I Learned from R.C. Sproul

I recall meeting Dr. R.C. Sproul for the first time. He was sitting with his wife Vesta and a few other scholars at lunch. A friend took me there and introduced me to him. “How are you, young man?” he asked. I didn’t respond to his question. Instead, I uttered with all the courage I(…)

Advent Well

But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand. -Isaiah   Advent is a time to affirm what Isaiah affirms. If we wish to reorient our desires, then remember: the Lord is our Father and we are the clay.(…)

Homily on Matthew 1:23: O, Come Immanuel

I wish to meditate just for a few moments on one text in Matthew’s Gospel. Matthew 1:23: “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” This singular text carries with it the force of redemptive history. The term “Immanuel” is(…)

A New Beginning

All good things must come to an end. For those of you who are new to the Church calendar, we are coming to the end of the Church liturgical year. The Church year goes from Advent to Pentecost and today is the last Sunday of Pentecost, traditionally known as Christ the King Sunday. You are(…)

Postures in Revelation

Revelation is a worship service filled with music, prayers, and responses. Notable though, is the use of bodily postures in John’s description of heavenly worship. Almost in every instance, there is a reference to kneeling, bowing, standing, etc. In short, public worship demands bodily postures from the entire congregation.

10 Tweets on the Care of Pastors

Pastoral theology needs to be considered afresh if it is to provide modern pastors the motivation to continue in long-term ministry. #10 If pastors are the priests of society, then they need to be restored and renewed first by the Great High Priest. #9 “It is I. Do not fear” is probably the most needed(…)