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 War for the Gospel is already Here

I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel—not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel … Continue reading The War for the Gospel is already Here

Totally Surrendered: The Life of Hudson Taylor

In 1832 James Hudson Taylor was born in England to a devout Methodist home. As a young teen, Taylor had grown somewhat cold to his parent’s religion, but after fervent prayer from his mother and the miraculous work of God’s providence Hudson Taylor would come to know the Lord. His conversion happened as a teenager. … Continue reading Totally Surrendered: The Life of Hudson Taylor

When Faith is Hard to Find

I called my grandmother on Mother’s Day and enjoyed a wonderful conversation with her.  She has such a bright spirit and an incredible zeal for God. I love listening to her many stories about us growing up, but my favorite stories are those of my mother. You see, my mother passed away from brain cancer … Continue reading When Faith is Hard to Find

What a Disciple Must Be

Jesus in the great commission called on his disciples to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.” This is the central purpose of the church to produce disciple-making disciples, but the most pressing issue with that purpose centers on the question of “what is a disciple?” Jesus isn’t interested in fans or crowds; he … Continue reading What a Disciple Must Be

What we can Learn from Irenaeus and the “Rule of Faith”

One of the first major heresies to threaten the church was Gnosticism. Gnosticism taught that there was a higher and secret spiritual knowledge (gnosis) passed down by Jesus, and that only those who have obtained this knowledge would ultimately be saved. Though there was much variance of belief within Gnostic thinking, prominent and universal views among … Continue reading What we can Learn from Irenaeus and the “Rule of Faith”

A Drive-By Theology of Prayer

Matthew 6:9-13 - “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. 10 Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread, 12 and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver … Continue reading A Drive-By Theology of Prayer

A Settled Confidence in the Work of God

Philippians 1:6  “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it or bring it unto completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” One of the greatest joys that any minister has, is not based on the state their church is currently in.  It’s the joy … Continue reading A Settled Confidence in the Work of God

A Drive-By Theology about God

 Five Foundational Truths Christians have about God: God has spoken to man, and the Bible is His word. God is Lord and King over all things. God is Savior, active in sovereign love through the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ, our rescuer. God is Triune (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). Godliness refers to … Continue reading A Drive-By Theology about God