The Marriage of Rightwing Politics and Social Darwinism

Preface: several years ago I used to be super rightwing. However, as I’ve grown in Christ and studied more, I’ve realized that rightwing political positions don’t always align with Scripture. I’ve realized that I have the choice to follow Scripture completely or follow rightwing politics completely—but I can’t do both. So, I’ve chosen to alignContinue reading “The Marriage of Rightwing Politics and Social Darwinism”

Between Can and Should: Church Singing and COVID19

Dr. Ian Malcolm: “Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.” These words, first uttered as entertainment, contain a surprising amount of wisdom. We need to take time to think through the ethical implications before we act. Should We Sing? Governments are loosening restrictionsContinue reading “Between Can and Should: Church Singing and COVID19”

Christ and the Divine Council: Part 2

The Death of the Incarnate Son When Jesus took upon him the form of a servant, he shattered every conceivable norm in the DC. Yahweh was already function as an angel when he took a further step down and became “lower than the אלהים/αγγελοι” (Ps 8:5; Heb 2:7). He was made a man and becameContinue reading “Christ and the Divine Council: Part 2”

Why Was Jesus Born?

In the Christmas season, we often hear the story of Jesus’ birth. We gloss over it like a children’s story with no relevance to us today. But have you stopped to think about why the church considers Jesus’ birth to be important? The importance of Jesus’ birth begins with two concepts. The first concept isContinue reading “Why Was Jesus Born?”

Thoughts on Apologetics

There is a debate about how to do apologetics. I certainly will not solve the debate, but I offer my observations. Most everyone agrees: evidence is not enough to convert anyone. And there must be a work of the Spirit. What we do argue over is what kind of evidences we should use and howContinue reading “Thoughts on Apologetics”

Christ as King: The Royal Supremacy of Christ

Hey y’all, I just finished a paper for Christology on the topic of Christ as King. It’s not super technical, so you’ll find it a more or less easy read. https://www.academia.edu/41312010/Christ_As_King_The_Royal_Supremacy_of_Christ Here is a summery of it: Christians often treat Jesus as a friend and a brother, as well they should. He is both theContinue reading “Christ as King: The Royal Supremacy of Christ”

Michael Bird’s How God Became Jesus

How God Became Jesus is Michael Bird’s response to Bart Ehrman’s book How Jesus Became God. Bird saw a prepublication advertisement at SBL and was struck by the need to respond quickly to Ehrman. He approached Zondervan about this idea and was given approval. He assembled a team of scholars (Craig A. Evans, Simon J.Continue reading “Michael Bird’s How God Became Jesus”

Self-Published: The Person of Christ by H. R. Mackintosh

H. R. Mackintosh, The Person of Christ Announcement: I’ve actually edited and self-published this book on Amazon. Unlike most other copies of this work, I’ve taken the time to edit it. I’ve modernized/Americanized  many of the spellings. I’ve broken up the paragraphs to a readable length. I’ve added subheadings in the text so that you canContinue reading “Self-Published: The Person of Christ by H. R. Mackintosh”

Stephen J. Wellum’s God the Son Incarnate: The Doctrine of Christ

Genre. Wellum’s book is a scholarly argument. While readable and understandable, it is comprised entirely of an analysis of both Christology proper and the history surrounding the doctrine. As such, it is suitable for people already familiar with the landscape of Christology and a general knowledge theological history. Organization. In the introduction, Wellum stated thatContinue reading “Stephen J. Wellum’s God the Son Incarnate: The Doctrine of Christ”

Two Nations Under God: The Mosaic and New Covenants

We all struggle with interpreting the Mosaic Covenant as Christians. Well, we know what the Law says, it is clear enough. But what does it mean to us. Here is my answer. But like all good answers, there is a bit involved. First, the Mosaic Covenant (from now on revered to as the Law) establishedContinue reading “Two Nations Under God: The Mosaic and New Covenants”