John Newton: Reflecting on a Life Transformed by Amazing Grace

"Amazing grace, how sweet the sound..." So begins one of the most beloved hymns of all times, a staple in the hymnals of many denominations, New Britain or "45 on the top" in Sacred Harp. The author of the words was John Newton, the self-proclaimed wretch who once was lost but then was found, saved … Continue reading John Newton: Reflecting on a Life Transformed by Amazing Grace

What is Truth – The Dangers of Relativism and the Need for Objective Truth

John 18:37-38a - Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” Pilate said … Continue reading What is Truth – The Dangers of Relativism and the Need for Objective Truth

Ministering in the Midst of Hell: The Chaplains at Pearl Harbor

In the 110 minutes of the attack on Pearl Harbor, our forces suffered 2,403 killed in action, 1,178 wounded in action, 640 that were never accounted for; plus, 188 planes lost, 158 damaged, and every battleship of the Pacific Fleet, eight, crippled or sunk, plus other ships.  Roosevelt, who was never at a loss for … Continue reading Ministering in the Midst of Hell: The Chaplains at Pearl Harbor

The Thanksgiving Day Proclamation of 1863.

On October 3rd 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued a Thanksgiving Day Proclamation which would set the last Thursday of every November as an official holiday of Thanksgiving. During his administration, President Lincoln issued many orders similar to this. For example, on November 28, 1861, he ordered government departments closed for a local day of thanksgiving. … Continue reading The Thanksgiving Day Proclamation of 1863.

Defending Justification by Faith: A Critique of New Perspectivism.

The New Perspective of Paul popularized by E.P. Sanders and even more notably N.T. Wright claims that in light of the discovery of literature written during the period of 2nd Temple Judaism, it has become clear that Luther and the Reformers were wrong in their interpretation of Paul’s teaching on the doctrine of justification. My … Continue reading Defending Justification by Faith: A Critique of New Perspectivism.

The Reformation and Its Five Solas

  The Protestant Reformation was a widespread theological revolt in Europe against the abuses and totalitarian control of the Roman Catholic Church. Reformers such as Martin Luther in Germany, Ulrich Zwingli in Switzerland, and John Calvin in France protested various unbiblical practices of the Catholic Church and promoted a return to sound biblical doctrine. The … Continue reading The Reformation and Its Five Solas