Preaching and the Word of God

Here’s a sermon I preached a few weeks ago at my intro preaching course.  The sermon is directed towards preachers/seminarians. Enjoy.

Sermon: Life in the Spirit

Here’s my first sermon at Thompson Memorial Presbyterian Church preached on October 17th, 2010.  The text is Romans 8:1-8 and the focus...

Timeless Quotes: Calvin

“…Not only does he sustain the universe (as he once founded it) by his boundless might, regulate it by his wisdom, preserve it by his ...

Calvin’s View of Canonicity

In Systematic Theology with Bruce McCormack, we spent a few days discussing the foundation of Scripture.  When historical criticism is...

Timeless Quotes: Augustine

“Our own assertion, on the contrary, is this: that the human will is divinely assisted to do the right in such manner that, besides man’s...

Timeless Quotes: Karl Barth

“In the beginning, before time and space as we know them, before creation, before there was any reality distinct from God which could be...

Princeton-Six Months Later…

Last Tuesday was half a year from the day we moved to New Jersey.  While six months, to some, may feel like a long time, it has...

The Hinge of the Reformation?

JI Packer states with regards to Luther’s Bondage of the Will: “Here was the crucial issue: whether God is the author, not merely of...

Summer Greek…

A long awaited dream has finally come to fruitiion: I have taken my first seminary class.  Long have I felt the call from God to study...

Seattle to Princeton…It Begins…

Our 2300 mile trek across the country begins this coming Monday at 5am.  At this moment we are relaxing in Seattle and taking the deep...

The “Topics” Tab

I have added a new tab titled “Topics” above the posts that you can click on.  It encompasses some themed writing and entries that I have...

The Marrow of Psalm 119

“How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from...

St. Augustine on Original Sin

Perhaps we should view Original Sin from the perspective of that great theologian, Augustine of Hippo, who has given us a minefield of...

Disobedience: The Beginning of All Ruin

“…but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die…Have you...

The Fitting Start for Original Sin

Theologically, Original Sin is the taint that all humans have from the sin Adam and Eve committed in the garden by disobeying God’s...

Habakkuk’s Conclusion

“Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and fields yield no food, the flock...

Habakkuk’s Woe to Babylon

Habakkuk continues in Chapter two declaring the coming ruin of Babylon for the deploring acts they have committed, namely creating idols...

Paul Quotes Habakkuk: Faith Alone

As we continue through Habakkuk we find more and more New Testament quotes and themes riddled throughout the prophet’s recollection. Is...