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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Life, Ministry

Life Changes for the Campbell Family

Change is always a difficult subject to address. We often times read about our churches needing change but taking the slow and steady route to get where you need to be. There are always changes whenever you find out you are having another baby (we ARE NOT) or whenever you have unexpected situations arise.  However, there […]

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Book Reviews

Bible Review: The Worldview Study Bible

The CSB Worldview Study Bible features extensive worldview study notes and articles by notable Christian scholars to help Christians better understand the grand narrative and flow of Scripture within the biblical framework from which we are called to view reality and make sense of life and the world. Guided by general editors David S. Dockery […]

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Life, Reflection

What Fire Can Do

Just yesterday (5/25/2018), I was involved in an accident at my part-time job. Currently, I work a couple of days a week, alongside being in ministry, to support my wife in her endeavors of becoming a nurse. One of the ways our company disposes of papers of detailed information regarding our company is to burn […]

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