• Devotional,  Doctrine & Theology

    The Sufficiency of Christ and His Word

    Life in today's world is all about getting "more." Man is rarely content with his circumstances or possessions, yet obtaining more fails to satisfy his longings. It is especially grievous when this quest for "more" infiltrates the professing church, because God has already provided all that we need in Christ.

  • Discernment,  Doctrine & Theology

    Throwback Thursday: To Those Who Crave Controversy

    Lately, I’ve been remembering a few posts that seem like they might have renewed relevance, so I’m temporarily engaging in a few “Throwback Thursday” posts. Enjoy. Every Christian needs to read the following letter written by John Newton. The backstory is that a minister intended to write an article about a fellow minister “for his lack of orthodoxy.” Before doing so, he wrote to Newton to inform him of his intentions. What follows is Newton’s response: Dear Sir,  As you are likely to be engaged in controversy, and your love of truth is joined with a natural warmth of temper, my friendship makes me solicitous on your behalf. You are of the…

  • Doctrine & Theology

    Zeal ≠ Discernment

    There is a way to speak truth with grace, kindness, gentleness, and compassion...we must be mindful that our words do not become too salty, such that they move beyond purifying to simply destroying that which they touch.

  • Doctrine & Theology,  Musings

    Sibling Status Means Something

    For the body is not one member, but many. If the foot says, “Because I am not a hand, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body. And if the ear says, “Because I am not an eye, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the sense of smell be? But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in…