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
"It's time to end the compromise and raise our standards for the film industry," father of twelve posted to his Facebook wall last Saturday. "Start saying "no" to the secular Hollywood industry and put your money behind shallow Christian films that reinforce the traditional stereotypes that real Christians everywhere fight against in real-life relationships with … Continue reading Vocal Proponent of Shallow, Nominally Christian Films Calls For Higher Standards For Film
The Greek pronoun is plural: Do you not know that y'all are God's temple and that God's spirit dwells in y'all?
Loki could be me. Loki could be you. We want him to be redeemed because we see a reflection of ourselves in him.
These are more and longer quotes than I typically post but they were too beautiful to abbreviate or reduce. A.S. Peterson's concluding sequel met and exceeded all of my expectations. The book will shatter your soul then gently, tenderly mend it together again. The motif of music is strong throughout the book and captures best … Continue reading A Quote Off My Shelf
"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 fourth 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 other two fables I examined here and here. GENIUS, VIRTUE AND … Continue reading The Guardians of Reputation
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
With the holidays rolling around again, especially Thanksgiving, the topic of gratitude is a hot topic. My Facebook feed is already flooded by posts and book recommendations on gratitude. One book in particular took the market by storm three years ago and its author has continued to hold a steady and devout following ever since. … Continue reading Gratitude and Ann Voskamp