Tag Archives: Theology

“Holy-Love”

This past Sunday we looked at 1 Corinthians 13:6. As I said then, this verse keeps us from reading our cultural propensity for mushy-sentimentalism into this great “Love Chapter.” Love rejoices in the truth. Love and truth cannot be separated. … Continue reading

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Humble Study

In the last post I wrote about the importance of maintaining Biblical tensions in our theological studies and thoughts. By the way, just as a reminder, anytime we talk or think about God we are doing theology. Today I want … Continue reading

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Biblical Tensions

Several weeks ago in a sermon I emphasized the importance of maintaining biblical tensions in our theology. Pastor Burk Parsons posted a tweet over a year ago that has kept the importance of doing so on my mind. (Yes, good … Continue reading

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“The Most Fundamental Need”

Here is a great gospel reminder from theologian Mark Thompson: The right and proper judgment of God against our rebellion has not been overturned; it has been exhausted, embraced in full by the eternal Son of God himself (Rom. 3:21-26; … Continue reading

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Mystery

During the sermon this past Sunday I referenced a section of Job (38-42:6). The point I was attempting to make was that often we will come to a point of mystery in our efforts to understand God’s revelation of Himself … Continue reading

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God’s Plans (Faithful and True)

Louis Berkhof wrote: Man may and often does alter his plans for various reasons. It may be that in making his plan he lacked seriousness of purpose, that he did not fully realize what the plan involved, or that he … Continue reading

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Polemical Theology

During the sermon this past Sunday I mentioned polemical theology, referencing John Currid’s recent book, Against the Gods: The Polemical Theology of the Old Testament. Here is Currid’s explanation of polemical theology: The primary purpose of polemical theology is to demonstrate … Continue reading

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Contemplate the Lyrics

Music and song are a gift from God! When it comes to the congregational singing in the weekly worship service, I believe most people would describe it as an encouraging time. Our time of worship through song should also be … Continue reading

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Introduction to the Trinity

In today’s sermon (Mark 1:9-13) the doctrine of the Trinity was central as we looked at the Baptism of Jesus. There are several, more recent, introductory books on the Trinity. I wanted to post them for anyone who would be … Continue reading

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