If Being a Real Man Means Watching UFC, Then I’m Out

If you are a Christian dude, you’ve probably talked about what being a “real man” means.  Other than the obvious (reading your Bible, praying, repenting of sin, etc.), here are some of the more curious things I’ve heard.  A real man: watches UFC, never wears bright colored shirts, does not listen to contemporary Christian music,…

Justification by Grace

Part 6 in an 8 part series. View series intro and index. The pillar of the Reformation was “justification by faith.” Justification is by faith alone, but if there was no grace—unmerited favor from God—there would be no opportunity for faith. God’s grace is the foundation for our faith. Romans 4:16 makes this clear: “That is why…

Solomon Dedicates the Temple

Part 3 of a 7 part series. View series intro and index. After Joshua led God’s people across the Jordan, Israel entered into a time of national decline. We read about in the book of Judges. In fact, everyone did what was right in his own eyes” (Jg. 17:6; 21:25). It got so bad that in 1…

Israel Crosses the Jordan

Part 2 of a 7 part series. View series intro and index. Last time, we saw that the meta-narrative of the Bible is that God is making a people for himself from all the families of the earth.  There’s so many chapters to this story, but let’s move ahead a few books to Joshua 3-4….

All the Families of the Earth

Series Index All the Families of the Earth Israel Crosses the Jordan Solomon Dedicates the Temple Let the Coastlands Rejoice! Jesus Dies on the Cross Peter and Cornelius The Diverse Multitude Part 1 of a 7 part series. View series intro and index. Since eternity past, it has been God’s design to make a people for himself. …

Baptism, Communion, and Ignorant Sin, Part 2

In my last post, I wrote about the developing debate in the blogosphere regarding Mark Dever’s comments that a proponent of infant baptism is sinning (though unintentionally and with sincerity of heart) and is therefore not welcome at the communion table.   I will first address whether or not being a paedo-baptist is a sin, then…