"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. One True God; All Others Excluded Here's a quick summary of "theology proper"--the teaching about God. … Continue reading Blogging the Institutes–1.10.3–One, True God; All Others Excluded
Fighting for sexual purity is absolutely crucial, especially for young men. It is a difficult fight, but one every Christian is capable of winning through the power of the Holy Spirit. There is nothing more discouraging, however, than fighting for purity and thinking you've won that fight, only to be besieged by temptation randomly. One particular … Continue reading Sexual Temptation while Sleeping (And How to Fight It)
Two weeks ago I preached on fatherhood from Ephesians 6:4. Unfortunately, due to a congregational medical emergency, I wasn't able to conclude my message. Here is my conclusion: Some of you in here may be thinking, "What can I do? My children are all grown up and out of the house! I've blown it with my … Continue reading Fatherhood for Older Father’s
In a previous post, I looked at some of the challenges of reaching men in suburban culture. The two issues I raised were "pragmatic" issues: busyness and scheduling. They are practical realities which affect (afflict?) men in my Northeastern suburban context, about 45 minutes outside of NYC. Today, I want to explore some further issues … Continue reading Suburban Ministry–The Challenges of Reaching Men, Pt. 2
"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. God's Attributes. Explained. Certain Bible passages vividly describe God's attributes. Moses provides us for a summary … Continue reading Blogging the Institutes–1.10.2–God’s Attributes. Explained.