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Theology

The 5 Solas of the Reformation

On October 31, 2017, we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. I thought it would be beneficial personally to review the history and benefits of the Reformation. So I read a few articles and started watching several documents. And am looking forward to reading Eric Metaxas’ recently released biography of Luther, Martin Luther: The Man …

Musings

The election in light of Hebrews 11

I was reflecting on Hebrews 11 this week and with our national election one week away, I was reminded of the need for perspective—faith over the long haul in the same direction. Reflections on Hebrews 10:32-39; 11:1-40; 12:1-3 In light of the Election Pray—seek God, not to manipulate but to discover His will, prioritizing what …

Easter, Gospel, Jesus Christ, Musings, Theology

Reflections on the Cross

The Impact of Christ’s Substitutionary Atonement on the Cross God could not accept us as we are, sinful, rebellious, selfish, unrighteous, unholy, unloving. He could not just ignore our condition without the cross. God does not accept us as we are, but in spite of the way we are, He… declares us righteous in Christ’s …

Musings, Resources

Books I Enjoyed this Year

The Best Books I Read This Year Some of these were read, others a combination of listening and reading. I’ve become a big fan of audiobooks (I am an auditory / visual learner.) Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes, by E. Randolph Richards, Brandon J. O’Brian Excellent book to remind us that not only must we …

Accountability, Musings, Worship

What creates unity and maintains fellowship?

For the last 5 months I have been studying and teaching 1 Corinthians, Paul’s letter to a dysfunctional, divided, immature, selfish and immoral group of churches. One general recurring question that continues to resurface as I study is, “what creates unity?” or “how do we maintain fellowship?” If a church started by Paul in a …