Strength In Weakness

A couple weeks ago I preached a sermon on 2 Corinthians chapter 12, verses 7-10, and focused on how, despite his thorn in the flesh, Paul was able to rejoice in Christ.  And the idea that, only in God, does finding strength in weakness make sense.  Anyone who knows me knows that, lately, I’ve been … [Continue Reading…]

An Examination Of Neo-Orthodoxy Part Three

A Critique Of Neo-Orthodoxy It is now time to provide a critique of the Neo-Orthodox movement.  This critique will be divided into three sections.  The first section will examine critiques that have come from outside of the Neo-Orthodox movement.  The second section will critique the movement internally by examining an aspect of each Neo-Orthodox theologian … [Continue Reading…]

An Examination Of Neo-Orthodoxy Part Two

Here is part two of “An Examination Of Neo-Orthodoxy.” Important Tenets Of Neo-Orthodoxy There are various important theological tenets of Neo-Orthodoxy.  The following paragraphs will discuss these tenets by focusing on positions held by three leaders of the Neo-Orthodox movement.  The first leader that will be focused on is Karl Barth. Karl Barth Karl Barth … [Continue Reading…]

An Examination Of Neo-Orthodoxy

Over the next three blog posts (the next two will be posted respectively on next Friday, and then the Friday after that), I’m going to give an overview of Neo-Orthodoxy.   Neo-Orthodoxy Neo-Orthodoxy was one of the largest theological movements to come about in the twentieth century.  There are various theological tenets that distinguish this … [Continue Reading…]

A Discussion On Irresistible Grace

I’m going to continue my trend today where I post something that was a part of a former discussion that I had with someone else a good while back.  A friend of mine and I had an email  dialogue regarding the concept of irresistible grace.  The following is a response that I gave to some questions that he was … [Continue Reading…]

Matthew 7:1-6: An Exegesis

About a year ago, or so, someone asked me if I could explain to them Matthew 7:6 (Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces [NASB]). No doubt, it’s a tough verse … [Continue Reading…]

The Grace of God

To truly understand the grace of God means to understand just how completely undeserving you are of His favor.  To know that you were given His lovingkindness because of absolutely no redeeming quality in yourself.