Commentary on Mark 1:1

Presuppositions about the Gospel of Mark: These remarks are all founded on the theory first put forward by Gilbert Bilezikian and expanded upon during my research into Mark 14:53-65: that the Gospel of Mark is best understood as a literary tragedy which is composed of biographical information collected from the eyewitnesses of the life andContinue reading “Commentary on Mark 1:1”

Reflections on Genesis 6:3

Genesis 6:3 “Then the Lord said, ‘My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; nevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” To dig into this with any substance, I think it is worthwhile to provide a recent commentary note found in the CSB Study Bible that paintsContinue reading “Reflections on Genesis 6:3”

Loving and Hating the Church

What comes in this post is an idea I’ve wrestled with since my first exposure to the scathing rebukes of Contemporary Christianity found in the works of A.W. Tozer, Leanord Ravenhill, G.K. Chesterton, and several others. Throughout history, the most scathing and aggressive commentators on the flaws of the Body of Christ in each eraContinue reading “Loving and Hating the Church”

Worldviews and Racial Reconciliation

In Phillip Johnson’s forward to “Total Truth” by Nancy Pearcy, he writes “that understanding how worldviews are formed, and how they guide or confine thought, is the essential step toward understanding everything else.” In this very specific sense, worldviews are an integral component of epistemology, a field of Philosophy dedicated to the theory of knowledgeContinue reading “Worldviews and Racial Reconciliation”

Thoughts, Emotions, and Theology

This post is an introduction to the ideas and thoughts I have developed as a potential hypothesis for my masters work and research. Preface: This is not the full articulation of my thoughts, this is a hypothesis that has had very little active research put into it. If any of my thoughts seem to reflectContinue reading “Thoughts, Emotions, and Theology”

Purposeful Piety

“Thy will be done” these four words capture something primitive. They do not contain the Majestic anthem of our Lord “Holy, Holy, Holy”, nor do they contain the command of peace and stillness “Be still and know that I am God”, they even do not hint at the wondrous mystery of “I Am”, and yetContinue reading “Purposeful Piety”

The Christian’s Joy

Joy is something that has always been a rather elusive concept both cognitively and experientially for me. Cognitively it has always seemed that it was something that people experienced but couldn’t describe in any meaningful or conceptual manner, it seemed as though Joy was something limited to experiential reality and had no place in beingContinue reading “The Christian’s Joy”

5 Reflections on the Great Divorce

In my participation with Southern Methodist University’s Center For Faith and Learning, as a second year Faith and Learning Scholar, I read, discussed, reflected, and ruminated upon C. S. Lewis’ “The Great Divorce”. What follows beyond this brief introduction are 5 thoughts with accompanying commentary that capture my reflections on The Great Divorce. Thought 1:Continue reading “5 Reflections on the Great Divorce”

American Theology

Over the years, I’ve heard dozens of stories about the after-effects of intense persecution and for the most part, they have unfortunately left me un-phased and unchallenged. This year I took up the challenge to read as many of A. W. Tozer’s works as I could, and while several other authors joined the reading list,Continue reading “American Theology”