When the Church Becomes the World

[Secularization] advances rarely by external opposition but by a gradual process of assimilating the Christian drama, doctrines, doxology, and discipleship to the nihilistic plots of this fading age. The ultimate threat is never that the world will continue to be worldly, reducing reality to human flourishing and immanent frame, but that churches will fail in…

Deep Work

Do you struggle to memorize Scripture? Do you find yourself constantly distracted? Unable to focus on what matter’s most? Join the club. So what can you do about it? Enter Deep Work by Cal Newport. In his book, Newport identifies that an epidemic of people living distracted and consequently unproductive lives exist. Read more over at Rookie Preacher.

Blogging the Institutes | 1.13.14 | The Spirit is God

"Blogging the Institutes" is my on-going attempt to paraphrase John Calvin's work, the Institutes of the Christian Religion. You can find out more about the series in the Introduction. For all the posts in this series, check out the Master List.  The Spirit is God When attempting to prove that the Holy Spirit is God, the proof…

The Case of Female Deacons: Wisdom from the Past (Church History)

Having look at the Scriptural evidence for female deacons, let's explore this question: What has been the role of women throughout church history? Although the practices and traditions of previous eras aren't formally binding on present churches, we must remember that many Christians have preceded us and though deeply about these issues. Church tradition is…