Thoughts on the IRBS Seminary Convocation: A Call to Prayer

On Sept. 11th of this year, my brother and I hurried home from work to watch the Convocation of the IRBS Seminary. All day long I had glanced at my watch every half hour, mentally going over all that was left to be done and how long it would take. Today of all days, I … Continue reading Thoughts on the IRBS Seminary Convocation: A Call to Prayer

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Semper Reformanda Conference 2018

Semper Reformanda 2018 provided a wonderful opportunity to know, understand, and praise God better for who He is, what He has done, and for His love and provision for His church through gifted pastors and theologians. The focus of the conference was chapter 2 of our Confession of Faith, the 1689 LBC, "Of God And … Continue reading Semper Reformanda Conference 2018

A Theology of Church Architecture

Architecture has long been a subject of great fascination for me. Questions like “what does a building mean?” and “what is that building saying?” send a thrill through my little INFJ heart. Meeting in a rented space for church throughout all of my teen years has also cultivated in me a deeper appreciation for what … Continue reading A Theology of Church Architecture

The Christian Side Hug™ No Longer Deemed Holy Enough

The Christian Side Hug™ was first patented to prevent uncleaness among Christian youth. In many ways it was effective. Avoiding the inevitable chest bump of front hugs almost made its users forget the physical distinctions God created between men and women which is the root of all lust. It gave users the appearance of being … Continue reading The Christian Side Hug™ No Longer Deemed Holy Enough

Snippets From Fall Reformation Conferences and The Historical Continuity of Launching the IRBS Seminary

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

The Guardians of Reputation

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

Revisionism and Reductionism

This is the second post in a five-part series on Aesop's Fables. You can read this post independently from the others or you can also read the introduction here for more background on the history and use of Aesop's Fables. THE MAN AND THE LION A Man and a Lion once argued together as to … Continue reading Revisionism and Reductionism

An Introduction to Aesop’s Fables

Most of you have probably heard the classic tale of "The Tortoise and the Hare" but do you know where the story came from and that there are more pithy anecdotes where that came from? The Tortoise and the Hare is actually one of more than three hundred short stories compiled under the title "Aesop's … Continue reading An Introduction to Aesop’s Fables