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…