God’s Sovereignty and Human Responsibility: A Window Into Deep Mystery

[The following is intended for a Life Group, which is to say that they are questions designed for a small group setting.]   God's Sovereignty and Human Responsibility ~A Window into Deep Mystery~ 1) When you think of something like divine sovereignty, what comes to mind? How would you describe it? How pervasive is it? [...]

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The Beatific Vision

[Note that the following is a lesson outline for a Life Group at McIlwain Presbyterian Church] The Beatific Vision The Transforming, Joy-Inducing, Infinitely Overwhelming, Frightening, Hope of all Christians ------------------------------------- The Objective Our task is “simple.” Figure out what this passage means. “Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not [...]

Satan’s Awful Idea (Free PDF)

For those who would like to think further about Satan's fall and God's peculiar response to the kingdom of darkness (from a distinctly Reformed perspective), I'd encourage you to consider my book.  It is entitled, "Satan's Awful Idea: A Biblical Theology of Satan's Fall and its Implications on the Unfolding Human Drama." Here are some [...]

Is The Character of a Civil Leader Crucially Important to His Task?

When it comes to the world of mixed martial arts, you'll hit someone in one of two ways. The first occurs in the gym while sparring. Here the idea is to sharpen each others' skills without intentionally crippling the other. The second happens in the ring. Here the intent is to take your opponent's head [...]

Sensus Divinipodcastis

Everyone has an innate awareness that there exists a gloriously sublime podcast.  And I am here to point you to it 🙂 Allow me to introduce Sensus Divinipodcastis; a new podcast by yours truly. I've always wanted to theologize about movies, other podcasts, and books; to use these mediums as springboards to discuss ethics, philosophy, [...]

A Plea to my Reformed Brothers: Beware the Creeping Advance of Reductionism and Hyper-Calvinism

Dear Reformed reader, I have no idea how to convince you that a tumor has been growing on the underbelly of Calvinism for some time now. Quotations from Reformed stalwarts have been amassed. Compelling arguments have been marshaled. Videos have been produced. Reasoned exegesis has been offered. But 9 out of 10 times it falls [...]

Do All Infants Go to Heaven When They Die? A Reply to Those Who Answer in the Negative

The idea is simple enough: the guilt of Adam is passed on to all the inhabitants of the human race. Therefore, infants who die need to be saved just as much as adult sinners. So far so good. The real fork in the road occurs when some go on to say that since the Scriptures [...]