Toward a Proper Understanding of the Lord’s Supper as a Visible Word

Introduction In my own past study of the Lord's Supper, some twenty six years ago now, I spent some time wrestling with John Calvin's understanding of the Lord's Supper, especially as he addressed the matter in his Institutes of the Christian Religion, and it started me thinking in a different way about it than I … Continue reading Toward a Proper Understanding of the Lord’s Supper as a Visible Word

How to Determine Whether a Practice Is Biblical

Given the current cultural milieu, in which pluralism and relativism are becoming ever rampant problems, many Christians and churches struggle with how to apply the Bible to the many issues we face. Indeed, I often hear disagreements about whether or not a particular practice is Biblical, and it seems that a significant part of the … Continue reading How to Determine Whether a Practice Is Biblical

Three Volleys and Taps for Memorial Day

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YvSHBCTeeA In honor of all those who have fallen in service to the United States of America, I was honored to take part in such a ceremony yesterday morning in Bloomington, Illinois. I was there serving as Chaplain and offering prayers in behalf of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 454 and American Legion Post … Continue reading Three Volleys and Taps for Memorial Day

Social Justice vs. Authentic Biblical Justice by Phil Johnson

At this year's Great Awokening Conference Phil Johnson offered an excellent summary of the crucial difference between what is called "social justice" and true Biblical justice. I highly recommend it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-5CkaqCHkU Phil was also very helpful in the following interview. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4dy96jPZQ0&feature=youtu.be In the interview Phil mentions The Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel -- … Continue reading Social Justice vs. Authentic Biblical Justice by Phil Johnson

The Lawful Use of the Old Testament Law (1 Timothy 1:8)

In the preceding context (vss. 3-7), the Apostle Paul discusses how the false teachers who had arisen in Ephesus had desired to be law-teachers akin to the Jewish rabbis and thus had begun to focus their teaching on Jewish “myths and genealogies.” However, the problem was not that they desired to teach the Old Testament … Continue reading The Lawful Use of the Old Testament Law (1 Timothy 1:8)