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Thus Always to Tyrants?

By |2019-12-02T15:24:37-05:00December 2nd, 2019|Blog|

Regarding the current administration’s second amendment plans, you should know that a day of reckoning will come very soon for citizens of Virginia, and it will set a precedent for how we advance the cause of liberty as it pertains to other social issues. To those who “back the blue” by schizophrenically waving their “Thin Blue Line” flag next to the “Don’t Tread On Me Flag,” I need to you to understand that the “blue” won’t be there for you when it comes to Red Flag laws and other arbitrary gun regulations. They aren’t there for you now when, in [...]

New Book Release: Reconstructing the Heart

By |2019-11-19T09:59:27-05:00November 19th, 2019|Blog|

I am pleased to announce the release of my latest book, Reconstructing the Heart: Towards a Theology of Emotion. The book was an incredible learning experience for me and I believe the Church has quite a ways to go in dealing with our emotions and helping others do the same. My hope and prayer is that this would be an aid to the Body as we learn to sort through the complexity of the topic. From the back of the book: 'Reconstructing the Heart' is an honest look at what it means to be emotional in all the right ways. As [...]

Hypocrisy In War

By |2019-11-13T13:42:49-05:00November 7th, 2019|Blog|

War will never be given the adjective “beautiful” because the very nature of war is one of death and destruction. You won’t find a commander describing the advancement of his army towards the enemy as being the same thing as watching a sunset over the watery horizon. The reason, of course, is because war is the breakdown of the image of God in man, and this is far from alluring. When peace is side-stepped, war is espoused, and when war comes about no one is thinking about flowers and art. War has its bruises and scars, and we better make [...]

Vaccines: The Gospel Imperative to End the Silence

By |2019-09-30T11:38:32-05:00September 24th, 2019|Blog|

https://youtu.be/VBKIHF70QB8   Download the PDF here. Transcription: Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead expose them. (Ephesians 5:11) And why not say (as we are slanderously reported and as some claim that we say), “Let us do evil that good may come”? Their condemnation is just. (Romans 3:8) “Who can make the clean out of the unclean? No one! (Job 14:4) PRAYER // Our Father and Most Gracious God: We come now to hear the ethics of your law-word and pray that our understanding would be Spirit-saturated, biblically informed, and Christ exalting. We pray that [...]

The Greatness of the Great Commission and Our Self-Induced Incompetence Through the Means of Ecclesiastical Authoritarianism

By |2019-09-03T15:43:06-05:00September 3rd, 2019|Blog|

This message was given on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Christian Word Center International in Lusaka, Zambia. I have come to encourage you, no doubt, but I have also come to challenge you. Gold is not purified without some level of heat, and your sanctification isn’t going to happen without a little bit of pressure. We tend to learn the most in the furnace of affliction, so I intend on placing you all in the fiery furnace of examination for just a little while in order to help all of us grow in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. [...]

Environmentalism vs. Creation

By |2019-07-23T12:45:52-05:00July 23rd, 2019|Blog|

In the pagan construction of the world, the nature of being in anthropology is rooted in naturalism: Man is a product of his material environment. He has miraculously evolved and transitioned from cellular goo to epistemological self-consciousness. But has he? In Christian theology, our construction of the world rests on the fact that man is not a product of time and chance, rather, he is a product of the living God. Man is made in the image of God; his being is predetermined and not left to chaos and his environment. Getting these two things right is everything for dealing [...]

Africa Mission Announcement!

By |2019-06-21T10:23:15-05:00June 21st, 2019|Blog|

Hey friends—I’m really excited to announce the wonderful opportunity I have to return to Africa this September! After last year’s trip the Lord put a burden on my heart to minister to the college students at the University of Zambia. I had the opportunity to preach in the chapel service last time and sensed that God had more work for me to do there. So, I prayed. And prayed. And waited. And finally the door has opened back up! Lord willing, I’ll spend about 10 days in September putting on a Bible conference for the students there at the University [...]

High Octane Postmillennialism

By |2019-05-15T12:15:42-05:00May 15th, 2019|Blog|

Or, knocking off the temptation to want to look at the world around us, throw our hands in the air, and whine about it all.  The postmillennial eschatology, being the victorious expression of our covenant Lord in history, gives us not just a foretaste of the consummation of history, but a paradigm through which we understand victory itself. If we adopt the humanist version of history, we find that we’re progressing somewhere, but no one knows where this is, and the car has no brakes. If we adopt the premillennial view, the Church is going to give it the old [...]

The Greatest Threat to the Church

By |2019-04-23T14:29:31-05:00April 23rd, 2019|Blog|

It's high time we deal with this. The greatest threat to the Church in America isn’t a political candidate for president, AOC, or even immigrants coming over the “border.” It's not Russia or climate control, or radical Islam. The greatest threat is, very simply, statism. But even that’s not the root, though we’re getting closer. The reason full-blown, fully metastasized Statism is the greatest threat is tied to the fact that it exists as a rival religion--a rival social order for all of life--because the Church has allowed its tentacles to grow and we've even perpetuated and participated in its growth. It's [...]

Finished: The Meaning of Good Friday

By |2019-04-19T10:34:37-05:00April 19th, 2019|Blog|

Hanging on the cross, Jesus said one final word: tetelestai. This word, translated as "It is finished," is oftentimes the subject of curious speculation. What was finished? What is He talking about? His life: was that finished? The work of redemption: was that complete? Just what does John 19:30 mean? Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit. (Jn. 19:30) Contrary to said speculations, I am convinced that what Jesus is getting at has everything to do with the action before the statement. Notice the verse above: Jesus had received [...]

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