Bible Stands (Modified Lyrics)

Stanza 1: The Bible stands like a rock undaunted     ‘Mid the raging storms of time; Its pages burn with the truth eternal,      And they glow with a light sublime.   Chorus: The Bible stands tho’ the hills may tumble,      It will firmly stand when the earth shall crumble; I will plant myContinue reading “Bible Stands (Modified Lyrics)”

The Kingdom Covenants Part 3: Gentiles in the New Covenant

Finally, we will look at how we, gentile believers, fit into the kingdom program of God. The Author of Hebrews has a lengthy discussion on how Christ came to mediate the New Covenant. Jesus died in order to forgive our sins. By his gracious forgiveness, we are made righteous enough so that we may enterContinue reading “The Kingdom Covenants Part 3: Gentiles in the New Covenant”

Leo Tolstoy’s What I Believe

Over spring break, I also read Leo Tolstoy’s What I Believe. In this book, he relates his personal journey from atheism to his version of Christianity. Earlier in his life, he had no use for religion. During these years he wrote his novels and other famous works. But then, finding something lacking in himself, heContinue reading “Leo Tolstoy’s What I Believe”

Did God Really Give Us the Bible?

This sermon explores the question of whether or not it is reasonable that we can claim the Bible as inspired. We are often presented with emotional or illogical reasons for why the Bible is inspired. This sermon is an effort to understand if we do indeed have a logical reason for claiming that the 66Continue reading “Did God Really Give Us the Bible?”

Bart Ehrman’s Jesus Before the Gospels

This post is more of a reaction to Ehrman’s book Jesus Before the Gospels than it is a review. And, if you’ll kindly allow me to ramble on the subject, I will. The Book I picked up this book, or rather found it on my audio-book provider, while searching for something to read over springContinue reading “Bart Ehrman’s Jesus Before the Gospels”

Should a Pastor be an Academic?

Recently, I’ve been thinking about the tile of a pastor in the church, particularly regarding his teach role. This affects me personally because I want to be a pastor but I also love academics and research. The question that I struggle with is how do I combine the two? Often, academics is set as theContinue reading “Should a Pastor be an Academic?”

Finding Motivation for Ministry

Consider with me 2 Corinthians 3:18: And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. This verse is usually interpreted to mean that we are all in aContinue reading “Finding Motivation for Ministry”