Systematic Theology in the Context of Covenant Theology and Biblical Theology

Many may already be familiar with the differences between these approaches to the study of theology. But for those who are unfamiliar, here is a succinct definition of each. Systematic Theology: The systematizing of Bible doctrines into a logical coherence. For instance, what does the Bible say about the nature of God (theology proper)? What … Continue reading Systematic Theology in the Context of Covenant Theology and Biblical Theology

The Glory of Christ: Prophet, Priest, and King

The three-fold office of Christ (which is from the Greek, meaning Messiah, or "Anointed One") has to do with the work of Christ for the redemption of His people. These are known as the Messianic offices, as these offices are associated with the prophesied and pre-figured Messiah in the Old Testament, which Jesus has fulfilled. … Continue reading The Glory of Christ: Prophet, Priest, and King

Just War in the Christian Tradition: A Literature Review

The origin of the just war tradition is rooted in Augustine (AD 354-430), moves into the medieval period with the Catholic monks Gratian (“the father of canon law”) and Thomas Aquinas, then into the Reformation period with the stalwart reformers, Martin Luther and John Calvin.  Luther was the first major figure in the just war … Continue reading Just War in the Christian Tradition: A Literature Review

Longings of an Exiled Heart in the Days of Disease: Looking at Acts 2:42 from Afar

COVID-19, and the various actions taken in response to it, have resulted in exiles the world over. As Christians, we have been exiled from the joyous devotions of Church life. I do not wish here to address the question of whether or not these measures have been proper, either from a perspective of justice or … Continue reading Longings of an Exiled Heart in the Days of Disease: Looking at Acts 2:42 from Afar

The Trinitarian Nature of Ante-Nicene Writings

The following is a brief selection of the Ante-Nicene (before Nicaea) testimony to this fundamental doctrine of the Christian faith, thus demonstrating that the doctrine of the Trinity is not a later invention of the Church at the Council of Nicaea (A.D. 325), as is frequently asserted by various internet apologists.  While the formal articulation … Continue reading The Trinitarian Nature of Ante-Nicene Writings

To Abolish the Family Is To Abolish Society

Sophie Lewis of Open Democracy, a far-left organization, recently posted an article entitled, "The coronavirus crisis shows it's time to abolish the family". After you're done furrowing your brow, wondering why the heck anyone would think the family needs to be abolished, read on. First off, yes, this is a real article and the author … Continue reading To Abolish the Family Is To Abolish Society

“Who Invented the Trinity?”: A Clarification and Defense of the Triune Nature of God Against Islamic Misrepresentation

Introduction In this lengthy post I respond to an article found on the Institute of Islamic Information & Education (III&E) website,1 entitled “Who Invented the Trinity?” (by Aisha Brown).2 I include the article in full (in block quotes and bold font) in this post, with my response interspersed throughout.3 I have seen this article by … Continue reading “Who Invented the Trinity?”: A Clarification and Defense of the Triune Nature of God Against Islamic Misrepresentation

A Concise Theology of Government: Its Institution, Purpose & Law

What follows is by no means an exhaustive treatment of a political philosophy of government, nor does it contain a comparative approach to government.  Instead, what follows is the laying of a foundation and framework for the guidance of further study and structure of thought.  The content of this article is structured on Romans 13:1-10, … Continue reading A Concise Theology of Government: Its Institution, Purpose & Law

By What Standard?: How the Spirit of the Age Made Its Way into the SBC

Earlier this month, the Founders Ministries, a ministry within the Southern Baptist Convention, released a cinedoc titled "By What Standard? God's World...God's Rules". This documentary, produced by David Shannon (aka. "Chocolate Knox") and essentially hosted by Tom Ascol, takes you on a tour of recent politically-driven events plaguing the SBC. At the root of this … Continue reading By What Standard?: How the Spirit of the Age Made Its Way into the SBC