Luther, Bonhoeffer, and the Paradox of Grace

The Apparent Contradiction If you have read my previous two blog posts: The "Free Grace" of Martin Luther and The "Costly Grace" of Dietrich Bonhoeffer you may come to believe that the two men are teaching very contradicting views of God's grace. You may ask the question, “Is not Luther’s “free grace” whereby God freely justifies sinners, the exact … Continue reading Luther, Bonhoeffer, and the Paradox of Grace

The Rambling Young Minister’s 2019 Recommended Reading List

I pray that as you enter this New Year your heart will be fully engaged to live for God's glory each and every day. Often times, this time of year brings the desire to establish resolutions and goals to improve and better ourselves. One such resolution and goal of many is to do more reading, … Continue reading The Rambling Young Minister’s 2019 Recommended Reading List

Revival in the Hands of a Sovereign God: Jonathan Edwards on the Great Awakening

If there were a gene for revival, Jonathan Edwards surely had it. From his father Timothy, Edwards learned how to become a great preacher, to be ambitious, and a learned theologian; and from his maternal grandfather Stoddard, Edwards gained an ineffable revivalist zeal.Of all of Jonathan Edwards’ works there is one that stands above the … Continue reading Revival in the Hands of a Sovereign God: Jonathan Edwards on the Great Awakening

The Lordship of Jesus Christ and Why it Matters

The Biblical Teaching The Synoptic Gospels contain diverse uses and meanings of the term Lord when applied to Jesus. Many instances of the use of the term do not designate deity. On some occasions, those who called Jesus “lord” were using the concept as a form of an address to a superior, somewhat in the sense of our … Continue reading The Lordship of Jesus Christ and Why it Matters