Doctrine, Ministry, Preaching, Theology

An Introduction to The Regulative Principle

The regulative principle is often times mentioned exclusively within the context of congregational singing. Most would convey that congregational singing may be the best way to apply the regulative principle. But is it?  Most theologians, the ones I’ve read mainly, only relate the regulative principle to congregational singing and how we are to methodize it […]

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Doctrine, Life, Ministry, Reflection, Theology

An Open Apology to the Late R.C. Sproul

As a Reformed Arminian, sometimes the doctrines we believe can be misunderstood, miscommunicated, and misrepresented by those who differ. I have often made some stabbing comments toward Calvinist brothers who have made jabs at Arminians saying things like: “Arminianism is pagan theology.” “You cannot believe the Bible and be Arminian.” Recently, I was browsing through YouTube, […]

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Ministry, Theology

Satisfaction or Substitution?

This post is a bit of a piggy-back off of the previous post “Anselm: Chief Communicator of the Satisfaction View of Atonement.” You can find it here. It is vitally important to distinguish the two words satisfaction and substitution. Do these definitions require distinction? Can they both work in conjunction as a part of the […]

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Theology

Anselm of Canterbury: Father of the Satisfaction View of Atonement

Anselm’s work, Why God Became Man (Cur Deus Homo), was the foundational work on the satisfaction view of atonement. However, the ideas of satisfaction and substitution were not first ever spoken of by Anselm. They had been communicated by Athanasius in the fourth century and by others to follow. In his discourse with the Arians, he took […]

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Theology

Why Expository Preaching Matters

Preaching in the local church is the foremost aspect of worship among the gathering of believers. The Reformation stigma “Sola Scriptura” is indicative of such truth. That Scripture alone is our only foundation for worship is what fueled the Protestant Reformation in its entirety. Although there is a revival of expository preaching, there is an […]

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Doctrine, Life, Theology

Is all sin the same?

We, in the evangelical world, often hear phrases like this: “To God, sin is just sin. There’s no bigger sins or smaller sins.” And from the onset of phrases like these, I understand the idea to be communicated. I do believe that God is a forgiving God of all sins, whether great or small. I […]

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Theology

A Case for Lukan Authorship of Hebrews

The Epistle to the Hebrews is one of the most debated books in the New Testament regarding Authorship. “In view of the confusion in the ancient church regarding the origin of this letter,” notes one commentator, “it is not surprising that modern scholarship has produced a welter of different suggestions.”[1] The subject at hand has […]

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Theology

Why You Should Study Systematic Theology

I was recently having a meeting with my discipleship group and, while reading a book, we all came across this statement, “Notice what these guys didn’t inquire about. Systematic Theology was not their first choice. Church growth and leadership wer not at the top of the list either.”[1] I recently began a Master’s degree in […]

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