What Is Deep Work and Why Is It Important?

An epidemic has broken out: people living distracted and unproductive lives. According to author, Cal Newport, the advent of “the Internet,” and other social media platforms, exacerbated this problem. Newport advocates for deep work: “Professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. These efforts create new value,…

You Know Everything You Need To Do

"There are no shortcuts or hacks. Put in the work and you'll get there." --Jocko Willink You don't need to learn more. You don't need to study more. You know everything you need to do it. Now just go and do it! That is the only way that you will succeed in life: It is the day-in-day-out…

Blogging the Institutes | 1.14.10-11 | Why God Uses Angels

"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.  Why God Uses Angels When people begin to say that angels give us all blessing, be…

The Fatal Flaw of the Church Growth Movement

Do you want your church to growth numerically? Most pastors and the people in their pews would answer, "yes!" Most genuine Christians want to see more people reached with the gospel. If more people get saved, then they need a place to go! If they come to your church, it will grow numerically. Consequently, the…

Blogging the Inistitues | 1.14.9 | So then, What Are Angels?

"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.  So Then, What are Angels? One point about angels is certain: they are ministering spirits (Hebrews…

Traditional Marriage and Women Flourishing

Traditional marriage is still the best relational form for a woman to flourish. What I mean by traditional marriage is this: a woman marries "up." And by up, I mean a competent man who has his life together. He's disciplined in his finances, disciplined in his emotions, physically competent, and sexually self-disciplined (not watching porn…

Blogging the Institutes | 1.14.1-2 | On Creation

Isaiah calls the worshippers of false gods stupid. They don't learn from the foundations of the earth and the sky who the true God is (Isaiah 40:21).  Our minds are so sluggish that it was necessary for God to be more clearly revealed so that believers would not pull away by false gods. The idea…