What does October mean for Reformed Baptists? It means it’s Reformation celebration season! I had the privilege of attending two Reformation Conferences this past month at two sister churches. The first was the annual Semper Reformanda conference sponsored by Grace Family Baptist Church of North Houston, the church my church was planted out of. The … Continue reading Snippets From Fall Reformation Conferences and The Historical Continuity of Launching the IRBS Seminary
Loki could be me. Loki could be you. We want him to be redeemed because we see a reflection of ourselves in him.
Independent Christian, Gill Bothard emerges from three-month-long private Bible study with new Holy-Spirit empowered insights into how to achieve holiness. "Not only do I know more about holiness than everyone I know and two thousand years' worth of Christians gone before me, I have learned secrets to holiness that even Jesus didn't know." Gill published … Continue reading Local Man Discovers How To Be Holier Than Jesus
"I know a man in Hell now." That's what the Preacher should have said if he were honest. But no one wanted an honest preacher today. Instead he talked of the good parts of the man's life, how generous, and kind and caring he was, and what a shame it was he died young--all the … Continue reading The Soul You Loved
This is the third post in a five-part series on Aesop's Fables. You can read this post independently from the others or you can read the introduction here for more background on the history and use of Aesop's Fables and catch up on the first fable I examined here. THE SNAIL AND THE STATUE A … Continue reading The Injudicious Eye
Are you ready to hear something possibly surprising about this book reviewer? Here goes: sometimes, I read a book and I weigh every word, I analyze the themes and motifs, let the plot sink in, evaluate the characters, then I close the book and...have no idea what I just read means. Sometimes the scenes of … Continue reading It’s Ok to Ask For Directions (Reflections on The Scarlet Letter and Reading Classics in General)
When I first heard that Disney was bringing my favorite princess to the silver screen I was excited. Rapunzel was always one of my favorite fairy tales. As a little girl, I dreamed of having floor-length hair like hers by the time I was 20. But as I reach behind my back and feel the … Continue reading Rapunzel and Mark Antony Get Tangled
THE SNOW QUEEN (The inspiration for Disney's hit film, "Frozen" and perhaps C. S. Lewis' book "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" as well) How does Frozen compare with the original fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson? Story: The Snow-Queen is a story of a young girl, Gerda, who sets off on an arduous … Continue reading Loving the Unlovable (a closer look at Disney’s “Frozen”)