Does Lamentations 3:37-38 Support Determinism?

So I saw on a Facebook group someone citing Lamentations 3:37-38 as proof of determinism (the Calvinist definition of sovereignty). Do these verses really teach determinism? According to the ESV, they do. But when you dig into Hebrew and Greek, they don’t. Introduction Music Citation: Two Pianos by Manuel Senfft (www.tagirijus.de) is licensed under aContinue reading “Does Lamentations 3:37-38 Support Determinism?”

013 Theological Musings on Total Depravity

I love theology! And I am back with a theological musings where I cover Total Depravity. I work through five passages commonly used to defend the position and I find them lacking. Also, follow my confessions on total depravity for footnotes and such: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Introduction Music Citation: Two PianosContinue reading “013 Theological Musings on Total Depravity”

Broken Sprit: Dealing with My Anger, Depression, and Bitterness

My soul is broken. I’m not sure how else to describe it. It’s taken me time to recognize this and I’m still discovering how I got here. Today, I am on my way to healing. But I have a long way to go. It is in this time I meditate on the goodness and kindnessContinue reading “Broken Sprit: Dealing with My Anger, Depression, and Bitterness”

Calvinism and Fundamentalism: Why I’m Scared of Both

As I’m sure you picked up on, I’m not a fan of either Calvinism or Fundamentalism. I was thinking about it, and I came to the conclusion that I reject both theologies for the same reason: neither describes God accurately. By the term accurately I mean they do not describe God how the Bible does.Continue reading “Calvinism and Fundamentalism: Why I’m Scared of Both”

Calvinism and Liberalism

I was reading a very interesting book on Oliver Wendell Holmes, the great American jurist. He grew up in Boston during the later half of the 19th century. This was the time when New England rejected the Christian Faith. The book observed how New England was founded by the Puritans who espoused Calvinism. From thereContinue reading “Calvinism and Liberalism”

A Biblical Theology of the Book of Amos

Amos came with a message from YHWH to the Northern Kingdom of Israel. He was not considered a formal prophet, or even in a prophetic school (7:14), but rather, he was a farmer from the southern tribes (1:1).  Even though he did not have formal training, his book still communicates the message of God inContinue reading “A Biblical Theology of the Book of Amos”

The Evangelical Church in the Future

There is no doubt that Neo-Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism are in for a good deal of change. What were two distinct camps within Evangelicalism are now beginning to mingle. It seems that in the church, new battlefronts are taking shape and forcing these two separate parties to unite or die. In the past, on the oneContinue reading “The Evangelical Church in the Future”

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”